Applications to showcase at Global Toronto 2022 (GT22), being held online and in-person June 6-10, 2022, are now open!

GT22 is rooted in re-imagining the music sector with the interests of equity-seeking communities** at the fore, and to showcasing Canada’s musical diversity. Artists chosen by the GT22 Jury of music professionals will be reflective of this mission.

GT22 is the ideal platform for Canadian artists to be seen by the world. GT21 online drew over 1100 Participants from 70 countries. We expect GT22 to attract hundreds of presenters, festivals, bookers, artists, and other music professionals, in person and online.

We encourage applications from CANADIAN artists who:

  • are amazing;
  • employ diverse artistic/musical aesthetics, traditions, expressions, and approaches;
  • explore/expand the boundaries of genre;
  • identify as part of an equity-deserving community**;
  • are ready for the international stage;
  • are Canadian;
  • have not been showcased at previous GTs with current work OR at GT21, to make space for other artists

The GT22 Jury is tasked with selecting a short-list of amazing, diverse Canadian artists who are ready for international touring and presence. Ultimately, this is a subjective process, but it happens in a collaborative environment, when Jury members gather to discuss their choices. By then, they will have spent several weeks with the long-list and three guiding factors in mind:

  1. Artistic Excellence: Quality, originality, presence, songwriting, performance, musicality
  2. Market Readiness: History of releases/performance/touring, a team/capacity (or a strong DIY effort), the ‘package’ (web presence, quality of materials)
  3. Equity: Representative of equity-deserving communities**, marginalised populations, under-represented styles/formats/instruments

Jury-selected Artists must be available to attend (virtual and in-person) GT22, and will receive a modest honorarium to cover performance and production fees. All applicants will be eligible for a free GT22 pass.

As “gigs” change, so, too, does the platform upon which we enable artist discovery. Artist Spotlights will highlight Jury-selected Artists, reflecting the current – ever-evolving – reality, combining performance and conversation. Performances will be captured and shared online.

Applications must be submitted by 11.59pm EST on Thursday, December 16.

Notifications will occur in February, 2022

There is a CA$20 application fee, payable by PayPal or credit card, via PayPal.

Many of the questions are mandatory (marked with a red *), so ensure you have all relevant info before you start the application.

All applicants will be eligible for a free GT22 pass.


Learn more and apply here.

Deadline: December 16, 2021.

We recognize that the application procedure may present barriers to potential applicants. We are prepared to be flexible with the application process and application fee, and encourage those with concerns to reach out with questions: