Take part in the 2024 edition of M for Montreal 

After a remarkable 18th edition in 2023, with an Official Selection that was beyond expectations and a public component (MARATHON) that lived up to its name, we are extremely enthusiastic about our 19th edition. With an in-person edition in Montreal alongside with an interactive platform that facilitates connections, we look forward to seeing you from November 20 to 23. 

The Call for artists, presented by La Caisse Desjardins de la Culture, is now open. Artists wishing to apply to perform at M for Montreal can now submit their applications. This form is mainly dedicated to Canadian artists wishing to present a showcase as part of the Official Selection of the 19th edition.

International artists wishing to perform as part of M for Montreal and its other components (MARATHON festival, partner showcases, etc.) are also invited to apply via this same form. The call is open until midnight June 14. 

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

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. 

  • The Call for artists for the 2024 edition will open on March 20th and close on June 14th.  
  • 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 must be available between November 20-23 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 responsible will be notified by email of the status of the application during the month of July. 
  • No refunds will be issued to non-selected artists. However, artists who have applied will receive a $45 CAD discount to buy a M for Montreal badge. Please contact our team to claim your promotional code at 
  • 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 their own project. The purchase of a PRO badge 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.  
  • M for Montreal will provide the artists with the crew and essential technical equipment (basic backline) 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 September 2024. 

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

Apply now!

The call for artists is presented by La Caisse Desjardins de la Culture.