Artist Entrepreneur West

Artist Entrepreneur West (AE West), is a five-week creative entrepreneurship program to help emerging professional artists, of all musical genres, develop sustainable businesses and careers via hands-on mentoring, networking, and collaboration. AE West is an extension of CMI’s highly-regarded Toronto-based Artist Entrepreneur program and represents a partnership between CMI, NMC and Alberta Music.

AE West runs from November 5 to December 7, 2018.

Application for AE West 2018 is now over.

NMC Artist in Residence


Through our Artist in Residence program, musicians from around the world explore and use our collection in the creation of new works. NMC’s vision is to become a national catalyst for discovery, innovation, and renewal through music.

Successful AiR applicants for 2018 have been contacted. Please check back in the Fall for 2019 Applications.

The National Music Centre’s Artist in Residence program is generously supported by Bell Media.

RBC Master in Residence

RBC Master in Residence workshops provide opportunities for emerging artists to gain unprecedented access to masters in various genres and aspects of music. Through mentorship, lectures, and hands-on workshops, Canadian artists benefit from the unique experiences and skills of these masters. NMC will recruit these masters, and work closely to develop specific programs that unpack their distinct skills to maximize benefit for participating emerging artists.

MiR Steven Page

2018 RBC Master in Residence


Steven Page’s songs are etched in the canon of Canadian music. As one of the principal songwriters and lead singers for Barenaked Ladies, Page co-fronted one of the most unique success stories in Canadian music, leaving a legacy of international hits, and a rabid, global fanbase. Page continues to contribute to Canada’s musical story through his successful independent career.

As NMC’s Master in Residence for 2018, Page will provide insight into his process and offer new perspectives to aspiring songwriters.

Recording Facilities at Studio Bell

The National Music Centre's state-of-the-art recording facilities are now ready to record new music.

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