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L'Arrière Scène Back Stage is a training and support program managed by Music-Musique NB for musical artists from Atlantic Canada. It aims to help them professionalize by developing their self-management skills. The program offers courses, personalized support, and covers various topics such as artistic identity, career management, grants, tour booking, copyright, album commercialization, and more.


Selected singer-songwriters will follow virtual classes every two weeks and will be mentored by Vincent Quirion, an experienced cultural professional, to help them achieve their goals. They will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events such as MNB Week, Francofête en Acadie, and the Phoque OFF. The program culminates in a four-day residency at Tremolo in April 2025, followed by a collaborative performance at the Caraquet Cultural Center.


General Eligibility Conditions
  • Be a member of the music association of their province at the time of application.

  • Be a musical artist aged between 18 and 55 at the time of application.

  • Reside in the Atlantic region (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, or Newfoundland and Labrador).

  • Have a french project or instrumental (regardless of language of communication) or in an indigenous language ;

  • Have the desire to develop music management skills. 


Specific Eligibility Conditions
  • Be available on the following dates to participate in the various activities:

    • October 8: Candidate unveiling and official launch of the program's first year

    • October 24-26, 2024 (MNB Week)

    • November 7-10, 2024 (Francofête en Acadie)

    • February 16-21, 2025 (Phoque OFF)

    • April 8-11, 2025 (Residency at Tremolo in Caraquet)

    • April 12, 2025 (Performance at the Caraquet Cultural Center)

  • Be willing to dedicate a minimum of 8 hours per week to the development of their professional career.

  • An individual artist or artist from a collective or group already represented by a professional or recognized structure is not eligible.

  • A project that is not selected can be resubmitted for the next cohort.

  • An artist or collective can only benefit from this program once.


  • Apart from the events mentioned above, courses and support are offered part-time and are entirely virtual.

  • Registration, travel, and accommodation costs related to the various in-person events will be covered by Music New Brunswick.

  • Participants will receive daily allowances to attend these events.

  • Artists will leave with a multitude of documents and tools that will be useful for many years, as well as a complete and detailed career plan for the following year.


Evaluation of Applications / Jury Composition

Eligible applications are evaluated by a jury composed of music industry professionals. The jury's decisions are final and cannot be contested.

Program Outline
  • 1 virtual class of 2 hours every 2 weeks

  • Individual virtual meetings: 1 hour per week with the tutor (schedule will be adapted according to participants' availability)

  • Personal work

  • In-person participation in the professional events mentioned above


Deadline for application submission: July 26, 2024

Submit your application without delay! The number of places is limited.

There are 6 places available for this first year.

The program starts on October 8, 2024, and ends in April 2025.


This program is managed by Music-Musique NB

This training is made possible with the financial support of Musicaction.

















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L’Arrière Scène - Backstage

L'Arrière Scène accompanies singer-songwriters from the Atlantic region, whether emerging or established, aged between 18 and 55, for seven months (from October to April). The objective is to help them professionalize their artistic approach. "This program is supported 100% by Musicaction through the Soutien aux entrepreneur·e·s et organismes CLOSM program". It is a French program, but instrumental projects (regardless of language of communication) and those working in indigenous languages are also accepted.

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