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Applications Now Accepted for Inaugural Project Wild Country Artist Development Program

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Good For Grapes winning the Peak Performance Project

Country artists in Alberta can now submit applications for the inaugural Project WILD professional development program, which is designed to educate, promote, develop, and launch the careers of some of up-and-coming country and roots artists from Alberta. Project WILD has been held previous under the Peak Performance Project Alberta banner. The deadline for applications is May 4, 2016.  Top 12 artists will be awarded a $5,000 Development award and will all get to participate in an intense music and  industry bootcamp where, organizers say, “they will be pushed to the very limit of what they can achieve as artists.”

Project WILD, is part of a seven year, $4.9 million program, designed to kick-start the international music careers of three emerging Alberta artists annually. The project is administered by Alberta Music (Alberta Music Industry Association) and funded by radio station WILD 953 – Calgary’s New Country, through CRTC-approved Canadian Content Development Funding.

This is the first year the program will be called Project WILD. For the previous two years in Alberta the program has been known as the PEAK Performance Project, which also ran as a program in B.C. for the past seven years. Previous Alberta and B.C. winners include The Wet Secrets, Leeroy Stagger, Good For Grapes, Bed Of Stars, We Are the City, Kyprios, Current Swell, Dear Rouge and Rykka. Project WILD will run in Alberta for the next five years.

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