Call for artists

Take part in the 2022 edition of M for Montreal!

The 2022 call for artists is now open.



After a spectacular 16th  edition in 2021, combining online and in person events, M for Montreal is back in force this year with a renewed hybrid format. From November 16th to 19th, more than 200 industry professionals are awaited in Montreal to participate in the event, if the sanitary regulations permit it. We are (M for) mega optimistic! 

Artists wishing to apply for the Official Selection of this 17th edition can answer to the call for applications, presented by la Caisse Desjardins de la Culture, from today until midnight on June 6. 

To submit your project, you need to fill the form available below. Please note that an administrative fee of 45$ CAD is required for each artist application.  

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Useful information and policies

How to apply and perform at M for Montreal? 

M for Montreal is looking for artists who wish to develop their careers at a national and international level. Having a team in place, an album commercialized, a few shows done, and followers on socials are strong assets to get selected without being mandatory. 

  • Call for artists for the 2022 edition will open on February 8 and close on July 6.
  • The cost is $45 CAD per application. 
  • Artists need to fill an online application form including essential information such as a short biography, music and photos. 
  • It is important to provide the most accurate material possible.  
  • Artists are invited to keep available on September 12-13-14 and October 3-4-5. They also must be available between November 16-19 during M for Montreal to attend the different parts of the festival. 
  • Only the formal method of submission will be accepted – email applications will not be considered. 

What happens next? 

  • Once the application is submitted, the primary contact will receive a confirmation email.  
  • All applications received will be analyzed by the programming committee.  
  • The artist’s representative will be notified by email of the status of the application around mid-September.  
  • No refunds will be issued to non-selected artists. However, artists who have applied will receive a $45 CAD rebate to buy a M for Montreal badge.  
  • If the event is postponed, M for Montreal will advise of the new conditions promptly. 

What if the project is selected? 

  • Selected artists must have a representative with a PRO badge. This person must be available to participate in the various festival activities.  
  • An artist can choose to be accredited to represent his own project. The purchase of a PRO pass is still mandatory in that case.  
  • M for Montreal does not provide support for travel, accommodation or per diem.  
  • The artist is responsible for obtaining the necessary visa(s) to play in Canada and electronic travel authorization (eTA) to enter Canada. The artist is also responsible for the documents to be provided in regard to the COVID-19, for the entry and exit of Canada. 
  • The artist must respect the Public Health guidelines issued at the time of his or her participation in M for Montreal 2022 in relation to COVID-19 and vaccination.
  • Each band member will receive an Artist badge that provides access to all panels, round tables and showcases. Wristbands will be given to the artist rep at the time of the PRO badge pick up.  
  • M for Montreal will provide the artists with the crew and basic technical equipment required for its performance.  
  • The artist representative must complete the online survey(s) sent by M for Montreal after the event by providing information about the business opportunities generated.  
  • Please note that the performances are under embargo until the official line-up announcement, planned for October 2022. 

M for Montreal reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions without prior notice. 


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Thanks to our partner the Caisse de la Culture Desjardins.

Caisse Desjardins de la Culture is proud to contribute to M pour MontréalCreated in 1994 by and for the cultural sectorCaisse Desjardins de la Culture helps artists, artisans, creators and the self-employed to realize their projectswhether personal or professional.

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