Manitoba Music’s Aboriginal Music Program (AMP) was launched in 2004 to help First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people develop sustainable careers in Manitoba’s music industry. The program delivers projects and services that respond to the needs of the industry as identified by a steering committee.
AMP is recognized both home and abroad as the driving force behind a vibrant Aboriginal music community in Manitoba.
To assist people in the Aboriginal community in Manitoba to develop sustainable careers in music by connecting them with opportunities within Manitoba Music and beyond.
AMP Projects and Services
• Workshops about the business side of the music industry
• Aboriginal Songwriters in Residence
• Career consultations
• Aboriginal artist compilation CDs
• Aboriginal artist contact directories
• Manitoba Aboriginal artist showcases
• The Aboriginal Music Performers Camp (AMP Camp)
• The Native America North Showcases
• AMP Mentors in Residence
• The aboriginalmusic.ca website
The AMP Steering Committee includes 10 Aboriginal people involved in Manitoba’s music industry. The committee receives reports about the program and ensures that it responds to the needs of Aboriginal artists and industry. The committee advises the Program Coordinator on project delivery and on the industry itself, foregrounding trends and key issues as they arise.
The Aboriginal Music Program Steering Committee members are Stuart Desnomie, Tim Hill, Jerry Sereda, Desiree Dorion, JC Campbell, Leroy Constant, Vince Fontaine, Dave McLeod, Tracy Bone, and Melissa Spence.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Aboriginal Music Program Coordinator
1-376 Donald Street