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Carlton Dry Global Music Grant 2014

3 Jul

The Australian Independent Records Association (AIR) and Carlton Dry are inviting ambitious Australian musicians to apply for the 2014  Carlton Dry Global Music Grant of $50,000. The  Grant was created to give the winning artist/s  access to the  funds required to take their music to audiences around the world. The prize money must be used exclusively to help tour, showcase, record or relocate overseas to further your career. Last year’s inaugural $50,000 Grant was awarded to seven-piece garage rock gang King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (pictured). The grant helped fund a recent tour of the US,  a slot on the legendary Austin Psychfest, residencies in New York City and additional dates in Canada.

To be eligible for the Carlton Dry Global Music Grant you must:
1. Be an Australian artist with ambitions to reach markets outside of Australia. Preference will be given to artists that are not yet sustainably established overseas but have strong fan engagement and demonstrated success in Australia.
2. Show how the $50,000 will be spent on overseas travel to further your career. You will need to provide details of your plans to travel overseas between October 2014 – June 2015.
3. Agree to the grant requirements if you are shortlisted and/or win.
4. The Artist must be released by an Independent Label or self released.

A panel of Australian Music Industry experts will pic a winner based on a number of factors including socail media presence, live performances, media coverage, overseas travel plans and music releases. Applications close Monday 1  September with the winner to be announced at the Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards scheduled for October.

More info here.

Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.