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JANUARY 22-26, 2020
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Bringing together global Indigenous music industry, culture leaders, and artists to honour tradition and forge new paths forward, The International Indigenous Music Summit is happening during Folk Alliance International’s 32nd conference in New Orleans, Louisiana from January 22nd to 26th 2020. The Summit is organized and facilitated by Indigenous artist and community leaders ShoShona Kish and Amanda Rheaume. 

The summit is a gathering of Indigenous artists, knowledge keepers, and community builders, along with key invited allies to discuss the most important issues facing the Indigenous music community. This gathering coincides with the UN's declaration of 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages and is being supported in part through funding by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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To attend the International Indigenous Music Summit all delegates must register for the Folk Alliance International Conference. The Summit is happening on Wednesday January 22nd 2020. The Folk Alliance Conference begins on Wednesday January 22nd and goes until Sunday January 26th 2020. Both the summit and the entire FAI conference are happening at The Sheraton New Orleans.

Indigenous artists and industry will receive a discounted rate of $100 USD* to attend the Folk Alliance Conference and the second annual International Indigenous Music Summit in New Orleans. This is a special rate for Indigenous delegates. There will be an increasing price point as follows: November 1st 2019 at $150 USD*; onsite registration starting January 22nd 2020 at $200 USD*.

When registering you will need to use the code 2020IIMS upon checkout to receive your discount.

STEP 1

Copy and paste this code: 2020IIMS

STEP 2

Click here to be taken to the registration page. Once you click over you will fill out your information for your registration (Name, Address, Role etc) then you will be taken to a payment page.

STEP 3

You will paste, or enter the code 2020IIMS into the DISCOUNT CODE box on the payment page and your total should be lowered.

STEP 4

Once your registration is complete you should receive a confirmation email from Folk Alliance. Please check your junkmail! If you don’t receive confirmation please email fai@folk.org.

If you have any other questions about registration please contact FAI at fai@folk.org.

 

SCHEDULE

The team is currently working hard at programming this year’s Summit. Over the coming weeks we will be posting more information in this section with detailed schedule information.

For now, if you are attending the Summit this year please note that we will be holding a Welcoming Feast on Tuesday January 21st (the day before the Summit). We’d love it if you’d consider this when arranging your travel plans as we’d love to see you all there.

RESOURCES

PRIVATE SHOWCASING OPPORTUNITIES

We will be hosting the FAI Indigenous Voices Room private showcase room on the following nights:

Thursday January 23
Friday January 24
Saturday January 25

We will soon be sending out information on how to apply for the FAI Indigenous Voices room. Stay tuned!

There are many other private showcasing opportunities at Folk Alliance. Private showcasing opportunities are open to all summit delegates and you can find more information about these opportunities here:

Click HERE for information on how they work. 

Click HERE for list of Private Showcase Presenters.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

If you are a Canadian citizen or a Canadian resident you may be eligible to apply for funding to help with travel and conference costs through the following sources. Please check all eligibility requirements before applying.

Canada Council Travel Grant

SOCAN Travel Assistance Program

FACTOR Live Performance

You may also be eligible for additional support through your local and/ or provincial arts councils. Check with their offices directly for more information on programs that support international travel and showcasing activities.

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CONTACT

For more information please contact
INFO@INDIGENOUSMUSICSUMMIT.COM