Project WILD 2020 Postponed
We regret to share that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the incredibly difficult decision to postpone the 2020 edition of Project WILD. The program will be back for it's final year in 2021. Although we are still a few months away from the Project WILD Bootcamp and Showcases, we want to ensure that every participant is receiving the same level of care and an equal experience to those in year's past. With that, we look forward to a successful 2021.
We want to thank all those who took the time to apply, and we hope to see your application again next year. The application site will remain open until Friday, April 3rd at 12:00pm MST , although no new applications are being accepted at this time.
We wish everyone continued health during these difficult times
The Jim Pattison Broadcast Group is committed to newly emerging Canadian musical artists through CRTC Canadian Content Development programming.
Project WILD is a professional development program designed to educate, promote, develop and launch the careers of some of Alberta's up and coming country and roots artists. This year twelve Albertan artists will be awarded a $5,000 Development award and will all participate in an intense, one week, career-changing music and music industry boot camp, where 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 3 emerging Alberta artists annually. The project is administered by Alberta Music (Alberta Music Industry Association) and funded by WILD 953 - Calgary's New Country, through CRTC approved Canadian Content Development Funding.
This is the fifth year for Project WILD - Country Artist Development. Previous Top 3 winners in 2019 have been, Mariel Buckley, Mariya Stokes and Blake Reid Band. The Prairie States, Ryan Langlois and Leaving Thomas were the Top 3 in 2018; Brad Saunders, Nice Horse and Tanya Ryan were the Top 3 in 2017; and, The Dungarees, Sykamore and Ken Stead in 2016. For the first two years in Alberta the program had been known as the PEAK Performance Project, which also ran as a program in BC for seven years.