Career enhancing conversation from an artist-to-artist perspective. CIRAA's Mentorship Program offers emerging independent artists the coveted opportunity to receive 15 hrs of personalized, one-on-one advice from a successful Canadian artist. This program is designed to assist Canadian independent recording artists in navigating their way through the rapidly changing music industry paradigm. By providing direct access to experienced artists with valuable insight and advice, the goal of the CIRAA Mentorship Program is to build a career enhancing relationship between mentor and mentee. For more information, click here.

Groundbreaker Grant

Encouraging live performance and touring. As we move away from an industry centred around physical sales, live performance has become the independent musicians most important asset. The CIRAA Groundbreaker Grant is our way of rewarding hard-working artists that are building their audiences by playing live. Each month, CIRAA members are eligible to receive a $100.00 micro grant for each gig that they have played during the previous calendar month, to a maximum of $1,200.

The New Indie

Current and relevant information directly from some of the country's leading industry professionals and artists. The New Indie is CIRAA's smash hit podcast series and one of our flagship educational initiatives. Featuring 8 hrs of advice, anecdotes and expertise on the new realities facing today's independent recording artists, episodes are available for free to CIRAA members and can be downloaded as audio and pdf files. Become a CIRAA member and learn more by signing up here for free.

What is CIRAA?

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We're helping to empower Canada's Independent recording artists. Our programming is designed to improve Canada's independent artist development system through education, opportunity and support. Membership is free and gives you full access to The New Indie, The CIRAA Mentorship Program and The CIRAA Groundbreaker Grant.