This coming autumn, Red Bull Music Academy will make its first full return to Canada since the 2007 edition in Toronto when it sets up shop in the epicenter of the country’s artistic experimentalism, Montreal. The month-long program will include a number of various concerts, club nights, exhibitions, and talks with pioneering figures of the music world.

Widely recognized as a global institution committed to fostering creativity in music, RBMA has touched down in a different host city every year since 1998. Since the program’s inception, it has churned out an array of artists who have gone on to become the music world’s leading forces. On that list of alumni are names such as Flying Lotus, Hudson Mohawke, Nina Kraviz, Evian Christ, Mumdance, Natalia Lafourcade, Jamie Woon, Katy B and Jackmaster.

Starting on January 18, music makers from across the globe are invited to apply for RBMA’s 2016 edition. The application form can be downloaded from the Academy website and must be mailed in by March 7, along with a CD of recorded material by each applicant. The RBMA jury will then select a group of participants from the submitted applications.

You can learn more by heading to Red Bull Music Academy‘s website here.