Musical Moments

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Musical Moments is a new initiative of The Musical Stage Company that brings musical experiences to local communities by harnessing the imagination and creativity of artists. After a year of isolation, disconnection, and shuttered performing arts centres, we dream of a summer where artists bring joy, magic and togetherness back into people’s lives through musical acts of creativity. Through a simple application process, we awarded $25,000 in grants to artists so they can develop, produce and execute dynamic ideas across Toronto neighbourhoods.

Musical Moments applications are now closed. Selected Applicants have been notified.

 

 

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With support from:

William J.S. Boyle, C.M &. city of Toronto logo with the text, "Toronto"

Musical Moments is a new initiative of The Musical Stage Company that brings musical experiences to local communities by harnessing the imagination and creativity of artists. After a year of isolation, disconnection, and shuttered performing arts centres, we dream of a summer where artists bring joy, magic and togetherness back into people’s lives through musical acts of creativity. Through a simple application process, we awarded $25,000 in grants to artists so they can develop, produce and execute dynamic ideas across Toronto neighbourhoods.

Musical Moments applications are now closed. Selected Applicants have been notified.

 

 

Graphic of "Safe travels" Stamp by World Travel & Tourism Councilbadge fromThe Musical Stage Company has been awarded a #SafeTravels Stamp by WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), for adopting health and hygiene global standardized protocols.

 

With support from:

William J.S. Boyle, C.M &. city of Toronto logo with the text, "Toronto"

GRANT AMOUNTS

How much will Musical Moments fund?

The Musical Stage Company will give away $25,000 in grants ranging between $1,000 and $5,000 for Musical Moments. We expect to fund approximately 7-8 projects.

Eligible expenses include:

  • Fees for artists to plan and execute programming at no less than $18/hour*
  • Materials and supplies
  • Travel costs
  • Permits and rentals
  • Promotional costs
  • PPE and COVID related safety costs
  • Other reasonable costs directly associated with planning and executing the project

*It is imperative that all artists involved in planning and executing the project are paid for all of their time, including the project applicant. As such, we anticipate that most projects will spend the majority (if not all) of their grant on artist fees, harnessing the power of individual creativity to animate public spaces.

Applicants may ask for 100% of the funding that they require to execute the project – it is not necessary to have other sources of funding. Asking for exactly what you need will strengthen your application – successful grants will be awarded the full amount requested to ensure that projects are able to take place as articulated, but there will be a spectrum of grants awarded between $1000 and $5000.

For additional information and questions regarding Musical Moments, please email musicalmoments@musicalstagecompany.com.

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT

What will the involvement of The Musical Stage Company be?

The Musical Stage Company will review applications, make funding decisions and issue payments. While we will spotlight the Musical Moment events happening across the city and attend as many Musical Moments as possible to observe and document their success, the applicant will be responsible to organize, plan, produce, and promote (where necessary) their Musical Moment including securing all necessary permissions from any relevant unions, associations or municipal bodies. Selected applicants will stay in touch regularly with a representative from The Musical Stage Company who will be available to offer guidance as needed.

 

For additional information and questions regarding Musical Moments, please email musicalmoments@musicalstagecompany.com

COVID GUIDELINES

What about COVID?

Musical Moments is set to begin on July 9, 2021. As such, it is difficult to know right now which zone of public health Toronto will be in. We recommend conceiving events that meet the criteria for “Organized public events” in the “Orange-Restrict” zone at a minimum.

The Musical Stage Company will share its COVID-protocols with all grantees and grantees will be asked to submit a 1-page COVID safety plan to The Musical Stage Company a minimum of 3-weeks before performances/offerings. Projects that are unable to proceed due to public health regulations will be permitted to postpone.

We do however recommend considering the following when conceiving projects:

  • All activity should take place outdoors.
  • Attendance should be limited to between 10-25 people (including event organizers and performers) at a time.
  • A physical distance of 2 metres should be maintained at all times (except by performers for purposes of the performance if desired).
  • Face coverings should be worn at all times (except by performers for purposes of the performance if desired).
  • Plexiglass or other barriers may need to be considered as separation for certain types of performance activity.
  • Contact information and/or screening may be required from all patrons.

The province of Ontario’s COVID-19 response framework can be found here (click here).

 

For additional information and questions regarding Musical Moments, please email musicalmoments@musicalstagecompany.com,