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Emerging Artists Program

The Emerging Artists Program is a music industry incubator initiative capitalizing on the successful track record of Barrie’s Street Performer program in launching musical careers.

In partnership with the Downtown Barrie Business Association and Canadian Musicians Cooperative, Inc. (CMCI) this program supports downtown revitalization efforts by creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere in the city's core through live music performances while harnessing the downtown community as a platform to incubate and showcase emerging musicians. 

Emerging Artists perform in the community supporting festivals and events, busking and helping to animate the communities they serve. See program details.

Key Dates 

April 10
Online Application Submission deadline
April 23 Acceptance notifications begin

Apply for the Emerging Artists Program and the Pre-Professional Program  

Candidates ages 15–30 years of age may be considered for paid employment in the Summer Emerging Artists program or the Pre-Professional Program. These CMCI Summer Employment Programs provide high-quality early work experiences for youth in Simcoe County. They provide regular music industry training and skill development, performance, and artist development opportunities.

2022 job opportunities include content creation and administrative and technical support in addition to musicians. 

Learn more and apply

Applications must be completed (with all necessary attachments included) by 11:59pm EST on April 10th, 2022 to be considered for the 2022 Emerging Artists Program or Pre-Professional Program. 

Time Commitment

Employment ranges from 6–16 weeks ​​within the program, and usually has a 30-hour/week commitment. Artists are expected to be available in the afternoon throughout the week for training, and evening/weekends as scheduled for performance.

There is some scheduling flexibility most evenings and weekends to accommodate existing performance bookings. If you have a questions regarding evening/weekend availability, email


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