Call for artists

The call for artists is now closed!

The call for artists of the 2021 edition of Mundial Montreal, presented by Caisse Desjardins de la Culture, is now closed. See you next year!

Take part in the next edition of Mundial Montréal!

Mundial Montreal will invite artists to submit an application to be considered for a 25-minute showcase spot at our annual conference in 2021. Mundial is the opportunity to perform in front of the most influential professionals in the national and international industry, and a chance to develop your audience in Montreal. Mundial was designed to enable the artists presented to obtain concrete benefits for the development of their professional careers.

Our showcase program is extremely limited (approximately 30 spots) and we make sure that there is no overlap with other activities or showcases.

Please note: if you applied in 2020, your submission will be rolled over to this year, no need to apply again.

To submit your project, all you have to do is to fill out the application form. Please not that an administrative fee of $45 CAD is required for each artist submission. All submissions are guaranteed consideration by the programming team.

Groups that apply will be able to obtain a Mundial Passport giving access to showcases and panels at Mundial Montreal. 

If the event should be canceled, your registration fees will be refunded. In the event of a postponement, we will advise you of the conditions.

Useful information and policies

Who can apply to perform at Mundial Montreal?

  • We are looking for artists that wish to develop their career at a national and international level. Having a team, a released album, a few shows done, a music video and Facebook fans are good starting points to be selected (but are not mandatory) ;
  • The call for artists for the 2021 edition will go from June 7 to 25, 2021 ;
  • The cost is $45 CAD per application ;
  • Artists need to fill an online application form including basic information such as a short biography, music, photos and press kit. It will also be asked to demonstrate how a showcase at Mundial Montreal will be beneficial and is part of a career development strategy ;
  • It is important to provide the most accurate and best material possible – better put all odds on your side ;
  • Only the formal method of submission will be accepted – email or mail applications will not be considered.

What happens next?

  • Once the application is submitted, the primary contact will receive a confirmation email ;
  • The pre-selection committee will review the applications and grade them based on originality, songwriting skills and career advancement. The top-rated artists will then be submitted to the programming team, who will be responsible for sending out the official invitations ;
  • All applications received will be analyzed by the programming committee ;
  • The primary contact will be notified by email on the status of the application no later than September 1st ;
  • No refunds will be given to non-selected artists. However, artists who have applied will receive a $45 CAD discount on the purchase of a Passport badge giving access to all showcases and panels presented during Mundial Montreal. The primary contact will receive a promo code in the status email ;
  • Should the event be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded. If the event is postponed, Mundial Montreal will advise of the conditions in a timely manner.

What if I’m selected?

  • Selected artists MUST have a representative* who can participate in the 4 days of the event and will have purchased the “PRO + 3 networking dinners” badge. This person must be identified when the official invitation is accepted ;
  • Mundial Montreal does not provide support for travel, accommodation or per diem ;
  • The artist is responsible for obtaining the necessary visa(s) to play in Canada and electronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada.
  • Each band member will receive an Artist wristband that provides access to all panels, round tables and showcases ;
  • Wristbands will be given to the artist rep at the time of the PRO badge pick up ;
  • Mundial Montreal will provide a basic backline for selected bands that are based outside of Montreal (drum, bass and guitar amp). It is imperative that the artist rep completes the online survey(s) sent by Mundial Montreal after the event by providing information about the business opportunities generated.

*Artists may choose to get accredited to represent their own project. The purchase of a PRO badge is mandatory in this case as well.

Mundial Montreal reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions without prior notice.

The Caisse Desjardins de la Culture

is proud to contribute to Mundial Montréal and M for Montréal.

The Caisse Desjardins de la Culture is proud to contribute to Mundial Montreal. Created in 1994 by and for the cultural sector, Caisse Desjardins de la Culture helps artists, artisans, creators and the self-employed to realize their projects, whether personal or professional.

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