Today, Music·Musique NB (MNB) launches the Expert Access Component of the INDUSTRY PATHWAYS Program, which provides access to advice, mentorship and services from nationally recognized professionals. Participants can book up to five hours with the professional of their choosing - including a financial advisor, entertainment lawyer, mental health practitioner, digital marketing consultant, diversity policy consultants, and other music industry experts.
“This is a very exciting addition to the program,” MNB Executive Director Jean Surette comments. “This component will meet musicians and music businesses where they are, at all stages of development, to self-determine what will help them grow and succeed. It’s not just for musicians, but venues, festivals, and agencies will benefit too.”
Last week, MNB announced the launch of INDUSTRY PATHWAYS, a new program that provides support to New Brunswick live music workers for training, mentorship and skill development. INDUSTRY PATHWAYS will see $180,000 injected into the New Brunswick creative sector, made possible by the Government of Canada through the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund.
With that announcement came the opening of the first program component - which funds internships to train in the live music sector. Both the Internships and the Expert Access components are now accepting applications, and are intended to be widely accessible with a simplified application and reporting process. Priority will be given to applicants from the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, newcomer, and disabled communities.
“We see this as an opportunity to bring new voices to the table, to support musicians and businesses that may have faced barriers in the past, and create a more equitable music sector,” says Program Manager Penelope Stevens. “The Expert Access component will also allow music businesses to consult with experts about topics around creating safer, more inclusive music spaces in the province.”
INDUSTRY PATHWAYS will run until March 2023. For more information, visit www.musicnb.org/en/
This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.