WAM Grant Writing Workshop
With the continuation of the Contemporary Music Fund music grants offered by the WA state government’s Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC), there is now no better time for WA musicians and industry practitioners to be applying for funding to support their projects. Aimed at demystifying the processes of preparing for a grant, this session features a panel of funding experts who will offer you all the top tips you need to craft successful grant submissions.
Joining the session will be musician and Project Officer at DLGSC, Patrick McLaughlin; fundraising expert and music fan, WAM’s Development Manager, Georgia Kennedy; with music manager and Director of 360 Artist Logistics, Hayley-Jane Ayres moderating the session in what’s set to be an informative and enlightening discussion.
Registrations are required as spaces are limited and this session is open to WA-based artists or music industry professionals who are planning to apply for a grant in the next 6months, so make sure to get in quick before the registrations close on 4pm, Wednesday 15 September or tickets are exhausted.
Date: Thursday 16 September
Where: WAM Hub Downstairs, 142 James St Northbridge
Panel: Georgia Kennedy (WAM), Patrick McLaughlin (DLGSC)
Moderator: Hayley-Jane Ayres (360 Artist Logistics)
Georgia Kennedy | Development Manager, West Australian Music (WAM)
Georgia is a fundraising and development professional with a long and varied career across a number of sectors. Starting in transport and later progressing into the arts, Georgia has over 16 years working in the not-for-profit sector. She has worked on major events and fundraising initiatives such as the Freeway Bike Hike for Asthma, and the World’s Greatest Shave, which she oversaw for three years. It was whilst working at ScreenWest that Georgia discovered an affinity for working with dynamic, passionate and creative people and being a life-long fan of music, she relishes her role as Development Manager at WAM. In her this role, Georgia facilitates and secures much-needed funding opportunities for WAM’s programs and activities while developing long-lasting relationships with like-minded organisations and individuals. In her spare time she regularly attends local live music shows and remains a major advocate and supporter of WA artists and their music.
Patrick McLaughlin | Project Officer, Investment at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
As Project Officer, Investment at the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Pat has extensive experience working within the music industry over 15 years. Beginning as the singer in Perth indie rock band Sugar Army who have released an ep and 3 albums, toured nationally and internationally playing at some of Australia’s prestigious music festivals including the Big Day Out and Homebake, as well as supporting bands like the Smashing Pumpkins, Primal Scream and Interpol. In addition, Pat has worked as a tour manager, artist liaison, promoter representative, stage manager and ticketing manager at the Astor Theatre. Prior to working at DLGSC, Pat spent 5 years at APRA AMCOS in event licensing collecting royalties on behalf of songwriters. His current role consists of assessing contemporary music grant applications, as well as managing the Getting The Show Back On The Road+ program currently in place to assist promoters and event organisers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hayley-Jane Ayres | Director and Co-owner, 360 Artist Logistics
Hayley is the Director and Co-owner of 360 Artist Logistics, a company offering events crewing services as well as artist management services. Hayley is also a touring musician and sessional violinist having performed on countless tours and recordings alongside the likes of The Wiggles, The Eagles, Jewel, Air Supply, Megan Washington, The Whitlams, Sheppard, Eskimo Joe and countless others and embarking on the occasional theatre tour. In addition to this Hayley also manages several WA and has been an industry mentor both formally and informally to emerging managers and artists.