Emerging Artist Program

Simcoe County 2020


We are now receiving "soft hold" requests for a Summer 2020 Emerging Artist Performance to support community events, festivals, fairs, and small business celebrations in our partnered municipalities.  

Revised program dates are June 1 (Online events only) - Oct 31, 2020.  We will continue to support online events again through the winter months November 1 2020 - Feb 28, 2021 or for as long as the program is funded. 


Please fill out the attached form and provide as much detail about your event as possible so we can make an informed decision. 


We expect to provide confirmations beginning early in May, and will contact the earliest events first. 

The Emerging Artist Program is offered pending funding support from the Federal Government, and partnerships with local municipalities.

UPDATE:  Due to COVID-19, our Emerging Artists will not be performing in person in the community during May - Aug.  We are still accepting requests for Sept - October, and will address these on an ongoing basis, informed by the best practices suggested by local, provincial and federal authorities.  

After we receive our funding notifications, there will be updates on how the OMCI team will be supporting community efforts for COVID-19 online in 2020. 



Contact Info


Event Information

Event Information

Starting Date

Ending Date

Extra Information


Event is ONLINE

Event is free to the public

Performance area has shade / cover

Drinking water provided for performers

Performers can sell merchandise

Food provided for performers

Power provided at event

Free parking close to site

WiFi onsite

Event hashtags (put in event details box)

Marketing support for performers

Media interviews available

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Thanks for submitting your event request. 


We will review and respond as quickly as possible.   


Please remember that this request form is for events taking place May 1 - Sept 1. 


If you have an immediate print or marketing deadline that you need to discuss with us, please call us at 1-888-836-6624 and press 2 for Communications.  We prioritize events that include Performers names in promotional activities. 

Thank you

OMCI Volunteers