Introducing Gals n Grants, an International Women’s Day celebration taking place on Thursday, March 8.
On that day, make your way to The Monarch Tavern in Toronto for the first ever FACTOR event geared towards tackling the lack of female representation in funding. Specifically, there’s a lack of women applying for funding in hip-hop, reggae, RnB and soul, and FACTOR is hoping this info session will be a catalyst for change.
The event will be moderated by experienced FACTOR project coordinator, Gabrielle Rubaine, who speaks passionately on the topic:
“Understanding the funding game is a major component to being successful in the music industry for independent artists, as most of the big name artists have received grants to help advance their careers at some point. My aim is to spread vital information and provide a place where women are celebrated and can network with other women in the industry.”
Panelists for the March 8 event include reps from SOCAN, the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and More Music Management. The main topic of discussion is helping female artists, producers, DJs, managers and grant writers navigate the funding system.
Lastly, the event’s main focus will be to spread awareness, but also to celebrate women working in the music industry. There will be cocktails provided by Crystal Head Vodka, a DJ and a great opportunity to network once the info session is complete.
Register now via Eventbrite to take part in this International Women’s Day celebration.