2022/23 Program

Calling All 2SLGBTQ+ / BIPOC Youth 25 and Under!

Diverse Voices Program Closes!
February 25, 2022

Program Design

With support from TD Bank Group (TD), FilmPEI and Music PEI have collaborate to create an exciting new program, TD Diverse Voices. The program is designed to support emerging musicians from underrepresented communities to record and release a single under the mentorship of John MacPhee of Paper Lions. John holds a wealth of knowledge when it comes to releasing music and will help the participants through the recording process at a professional studio, hiring a proven producer, and hiring a professional marketing and publicity team who will help get the new singles out into the world.

The total value of the prize is approximately $9,000 per artist for 3 successful applicants, and includes:

  • professional recording studio time with a professional producer to record a new song

  • professional marketing package plus training and mentorship provided by Music PEI

  • gear/crew and mentorship provided by FilmPEI for an EMERGING FILMMAKER to produce an accompanying music video

Here’s How It Works:

To be eligible you must be 25 and under (Music PEI requirement only, not FilmPEI), identify as 2SLGBTQ+ / BIPOC, and be a resident of PEI. Successful applicants will be selected from the submissions by a diverse jury of industry professionals.

Submissions open Monday, February 7th, 2022, and close on Friday, February 25th, 2022.

Emerging Musicians

Emerging Musicians must apply after August 10th to Music PEI.

Apply to Music PEI

Emerging Filmmakers

Emerging Filmmakers must apply after August 10th to FilmPEI:

Apply to FilmPEI

Music PEI would like to acknowledge that this program is made possible by the assistance and support of the TD Ready Commitment, Canada Council for the Arts, ACOA, FACTOR (through the Government of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters), and the Province of PEI’s Innovation PEI.

Past Participants:

Year 1
  • Emmet MacLellan

  • Kierrah

  • Nadia

Year 2
  • Baha Royalty
  • Joce Reyome
  • Mini$helly

Diverse Voices Spotify Playlist: