City of St. Catharines - Musician Application Form

Each year the City of St. Catharines presents a variety of live music programming at Market Square, Montebello Park and various special events to provide community members with free outdoor music experiences. These concerts bring alive our parks and green spaces, enhance our farmers market and add vitality to the urban area.

At this time the City of St. Catharines invites all musicians to submit their interest via application to the City of St. Catharines ongoing Call for Musicians. Submissions from original and cover recording artists are welcome.


Your Music

Please tell us about your band and/or performance style. 


Upcoming Shows

Please list up to 3 upcoming performances where we can see you in the next few months:


Compenstation

The City of St. Catharines is committed to compensating artists for their work.
We reserve the right to reject all requests and enter into negotiations.


Music Sample

Please provide us with samples of your music (live recordings are preferred).

Uploading a sample is easy as 1.2.3.4! 

  1. Click "Browse." A new window will open.
  2. Click on the file you wish to upload and click "Open." The window will disappear and the file name will appear in the file upload box.
    • The maximum size per file is 10mb
  3. Click the "Upload" button.
    • Depending on the size of your file it may take several seconds or even up to a minute for the file to upload.
    • Do NOT refresh the page while a file is being uploaded.
    • Once a file has been successfully uploaded the page will automatically refresh and display the file as being successfully uploaded.
    • Repeat Steps 1, 2 and 3 to upload additional files.
  4. When finished click "Next"
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Allowed extensions AVI, MP3, MOV, WAV, WMA, WMV, ZIP


Promotional Samples

Optional - provide us with supporting photos or documents about yourself / your group.

Uploading a sample is easy as 1.2.3.4! 

  1. Click "Browse." A new window will open.
  2. Click on the file you wish to upload and click "Open." The window will disappear and the file name will appear in the file upload box.
  3. Click the "Upload" button.
    • Repeat Steps 1, 2 and 3 to upload additional files.
  4. When finished click "Next"
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Allowed extensions pdf, doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, tif

Conditions of Entry:

  1. Applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a selection committee consisting of City staff and community members knowledgeable about local music as needed. Applications will be kept on file and considered as needed to fulfill various programming requirements.

  2. Inclusion in the concert series may involve your band being photographed. Images will be used for promotional purposes (may include social media) and will be preserved for administration, program development and archival purposes.

  3. All equipment, including musical instruments and sound equipment (e.g. band microphones, monitors, speakers and/or soundboard, etc.) must be supplied by the artist. All equipment must meet CSA standards/certifications and be in good working condition. The City is not responsible for any damage to the entertainer’s equipment.

  4. All artists will be compensated for their services. The City reserves the right to offer a rate based on budget availability and will take into consideration the number of musicians per act and professional status.

  5. The Committee reserves the right to accept or reject any or all applications and shall not be bound to accept any of them, and reserves the right at any time to cancel all or any part of the concert series or the Call to Artists.

  6. Cancellations: If the event is canceled and the performer is notified (by phone to the contact number on the application, including voice mail messages) within 2 hours of the event start time, the performer/s will be paid 50% of the negotiated artist fee. If cancellation is less than 2 hours prior to start time, the artist will be paid 100% of negotiated fees.

In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.M.56, Section 28(2), this is to advise you that the personal information collected on this form will be used for the proper administration of call to musicians applications for performances at special events. The City of St. Catharines will use the personal information to review applications and contact artists who have expressed an interest in performing. Questions about this collection of personal information should be directed to the Community Relations Co-Ordinator, City of St. Catharines (ph: 905.688.5601 ext. 1563; efritshaw@stcatharines.ca).