80 Bradford Street, Unit 601
Barrie, ON
L4N 6S7

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About Us

The Canadian Musicians Co-operative (the Co-op) is a not-for-profit arts service organization dedicated to assisting new generation and other independent artists in building sustainable careers intersecting the music industry in the 21st Century. Our mandate is to assist independent artists & arts professionals to overcome barriers, build strong networks, and succeed in building a sustainable self-directed artistic practice that allows them to continue to control their intellectual property, their image and likeness, and digital assets. We proudly serve our diverse community, strongly represented by members with disabilities, women, people of colour, the LGBTQIA+ community, rural and low-income participants, and Indigenous artists. Every year, the Co-op runs a summer intensive for youth ages 16-30 who are interested in a career in the arts as a performer, administrator, or technical/production team member. The Co-op hosts world-class professional development workshops for many disciplines within the field of music and its associated industries, creates employment opportunities for youth so they can afford to focus on their careers, and addresses some of the secondary barriers to success like food insecurity with the No More Starving Artists Program. When we come together, we can do amazing things, so now, we do more together!

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