Neebin's Music Fund
Deadline to apply: August 1, 2023 by midnight EST
Neebin's Music Fund honours the memory of Neebin Armstrong.
Neebin’s family, the Caring Society, and inPath have come together to honour Neebin’s memory by establishing an annual fund. It will offer Indigenous youth an opportunity to create music and share it with their communities and the rest of the world. Our hope is that the music created through Neebin’s Music Fund will inspire healing and wellness in as many Indigenous communities as possible.
Through an application process, Indigenous music artists between the ages of 15-30 will be invited to share their story, including how they would create music to contribute to positive change in their world. Our internal committee will review each application and Neebin’s Music Fund will announce the grand prize recipient on September 1st, 2023.
- $10,000.00 in support of a music project
- $2,000.00 prize pack to Long & McQuade Music Store
- Internal Support, Connection & Guidance from a Music Industry Expert
- Enrollment into the N’we Jinan Artworks Program - powered by inPath
The N’we Jinan Artworks Program is a four-year program designed to meet young Indigenous creatives where they’re at and support them in where they want to go. ArtWorks provides support in building employability and entrepreneurial skills for youth between the ages of 15-30.
- Share documentation of Indigenous ancestry
- Submit a 400-600 word short story or statement about your love of music, how it helps you in your life, and how you want to make music in your career or future
- Complete a full application to the N’we Jinan ArtWorks Program
- Optional: share music samples/demos (audio, visual, etc.)
For more information, please contact us.
Neebin was an Anishinaabe boy who loved to rap, write and produce music. When words were not always within reach, music gave Neebin a chance to express himself and reflect on things that were hard to talk about. Neebin worked with his friends to create the song “Important to Us” at the age of 10 in a school project, which ultimately spawned his interest in the arts. Neebin passed to the spirit world at the age of 12 and it left a lasting impact on his community & beyond. As they approached their high school graduation, Neebin’s friends wanted to honour his memory with a song. In collaboration with N’we Jinan’s Mobile Production Studio program supported by inPath, they created a music video project called “Honour You.”