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OPP BOX: The latest music opportunities, jobs and funding!

7 Feb

We’ve got your music opps covered! Check out the latest below.


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

THE GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL, UK
Artist Registration for The Great Escape 2019 is now officially open. If you are interested in submitting your act for consideration, all you have to do is apply to play for free. Registrations close 11th February 2019. 
More info: HERE

2019 KING STREET CORNER POCKET JAZZ FESTIVAL
WAYJO’s King Street Corner Pocket Jazz Festival is returning in 2019. Simply send in your application form by February 28 to be part of this exciting event. All Western Australian jazz and improvisation artists are welcome to take part. Registrations close 28th February 2019. 
More info: HERE

MUSIC MATTERS LIVE
Music Matters Live is returning in 2019 for its eighth year showcasing some of the best up-and-coming bands and artists from the Asia Pacific region. Held in Singapore over 5 nights in September, last year’s line up included artists from 18 countries. Registrations close Sunday, March 31 2019.
More info: HERE

SINGERS/ACTORS/DANCERS WANTED FOR ROCK OPERA
Platinum Entertainment
, the company behind the WA productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and We Will Rock You are looking for singers, actors, and dancers for a pro run of the rock opera The Diments. Auditions Friday 1st March 2019
More info: HERE


GRANTS & FUNDING

PPCA AND AUSTRALIA COUNCIL RECORDING GRANTS
PPCA is delighted to again partner with Australia Council to offer the sixth round of its highly successful program which offers five $15,000 grants to assist Australian artists create new recordings.
Applications are now open and will close on 19 March 2019. Applicants should take the opportunity to register with PPCA under its Artist Direct Distribution Scheme, and registration for an Australian artist is free.
More info: HERE

$1 MILLION CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FUND GRANT PROGRAM
The $1 million Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program is now accepting applications for grants up to $15,000. Grants are available to assist WA artists and music industry professionals with the costs of producing and promoting their work. Download the program guide for more information on how to apply, eligibility, key dates and more.
More info: 
HERE

WOMEN NATION FUND
The Women Nation Fund is a global, early-stage fund investing in female-founded live music businesses.  Its purpose is to provide access to capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the Concert Promotions, Events and Festival space. Businesses will be evaluated by a team of International Live Nation female executives with domain expertise across promotion, booking, technology, ticketing and PR/marketing.
More info: 
HERE

APRA AMCOS ART MUSIC FUND
In recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed, APRA AMCOS has initiated the Art Music Fund. A total pool of A$100,000 per annum is on offer to provide funding for composers to create commissioned work that is complemented by an exploitation program.
More info: 
HERE

PPCA PERFORMERS’ TRUST FOUNDATION
The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts. The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment) and are determined by the four trustees of the trust. A grant under the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation can be used for costs associated with: Tuition fees; Travel costs (hire, airfares, petrol); Accommodation; Venue hire/ PA hire.
More info: 
HERE

AMERICAN EXPRESS MUSIC BACKERS PROGRAM 
The American Express Music Backers Program will provide a boost to the Australian music industry and the fans that support it so we can play our part to help it thrive for many more years to come. Committed to support the Australian music industry by giving music venues, business, artists and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program valued at $1million, over the next twelve months.
More info: HERE

REGIONAL AND REMOTE TOURING FUND
The Regional and Remote Touring Fund (RRTF) supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia. Applications close 28 February 2019.
More info: 
HERE

THE IAN POTTER CULTURAL TRUST
The Cultural Trust offers grants up to $10,000 to assist talented emerging and early career artists to take up professional development opportunities, usually overseas.
More info: HERE

THE KATTHY CAVALIERE FELLOWSHIP
The Katthy Cavaliere Fellowship will provide three grants of $100,000 awarded to three artists or collectives for the purpose of realising an ambitious new work. 
More info: HERE

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TOURING PROGRAM
The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Applications close Tuesday 5 February and Tuesday 1 October 2019.
More info: HERE


MUSIC RELATED JOBS

MARKETING INTERN AT WAM
Are you a social media gun with a knack for crafting great content on or offline? Put those skills to use in a music industry internship! As a Marketing Intern, you’ll assist with marketing campaigns that raise awareness for programs and events that support WA artists.
More info: HERE

ASSOCIATE CONCERTMASTER
The Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is calling for Expressions of Interests from outstanding violinists with leadership experience for the position of Associate Concertmaster.
More info: HERE

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT – MUSIC AND EVENTS
Scotch College
 is looking for an administration assistant! The role provides technical and administrative support to the Head of Performing Arts and Heads of Instruments to ensure the efficient day-to-day operations of a diverse and exciting Music department, as well as providing administrative support to the Venues and Events Co-ordinator.
More info: HERE

SECTION PRINCIPAL OBOE
The 
Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is calling for Expressions of Interests from outstanding oboists for the position of Section Principal Oboe.
More info: HERE

STATE MANAGER
Music Viva is looking for a State Manager for a part time position here in Perth. This role has responsibility for the delivery and smooth operation of Musica Viva public concerts and education activities to audiences and schools throughout the state, working in conjunction with the organisation’s National Office staff, the WA MVA local staff and the WA Committee / volunteers. Closing date 4th Feb 2019.
More info: HERE


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

WHO RUN THE WORLD – FREE MASTERCLASS
In collaboration with WAM and WAAPA, Perth Festival are taking steps to address gender inequality in music with Who Run The World, a program that empowers young female-identifying musicians to kick goals in the music industry. This free masterclass lead by local industry mentors like Carla Geneve, Feels, Your Girl Pho and more takes place at WAAPA on 9 February 2019.  Applications close 18 January 2019.
More info: 
HERE

PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP – FREE
Brought to you by the Cannery Arts Centre & Kyza Presents, and presented by Myles Mitchell, this workshop will focus on gig preparation, connecting with audience and mic technique. All ages welcome. Saturday Feb 9th.
More info: HERE

BOYUP BROOK COUNTRY MUSIC WORKSHOPS – FREE
Budding musicians will have the chance to learn from some of the best in the business when country music descends upon Boyup Brook Country Music Festival presented by LiveLighter. On Friday February 15, a series of workshops will be held at Boyup Brook District High School, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to gain insight from visiting artists in town to perform at the event. Workshops include:

Connie Kis Andersen tips and tools for tweaking songs
Amber Joy Poulton will focus on marketing and performance in the music industry
Beccy Cole who will discuss the writing process
Kevin Bennett, Lyn Bowtell and Felicity Urquhart providing a look at the ever-changing landscape of the music industry
Boot-scooting lessons will be held at the Flax Mill Caravan Park

The workshop series is supported by APRA AMCOS, which is also the sponsor of the Songwriter of the Year award at the 2019 West Australian Country Music Awards. Attendance at the workshops is free, but registrations are essential. To register your interest in attending, phone 9765 1657 or email [email protected]

MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Rock Scholars regularly holds music workshops, masterclasses and clinics and can also facilitate corporate events and school incursions. With our talented team of mentors and tutors, and our extensive music industry contacts, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience we can call on to present and teach on a range of topics.
More info: HERE

DJ & MUSIC PRODUCTION CLASSES
Lab Six
courses to groups and individuals in a friendly and professional environment. With a focus on hands-on learning and practical exercises, we encourage students to reach their creative potential by providing a diverse curriculum encompassing all styles of music. To be the best; learn from the best.
More info: HERE

MEET THE LOCALS
APRA AMCOS annual Meet the Locals series (16th February) is your chance to get up close and personal with key music industry reps and meet your fellow songwriters. This year’s expanded format will cover a range of issues including: funding opportunities, booking gigs, industry advocacy, self-management, pitching your music and more. With nearly a full day dedicated to enrichment and networking, the program will run a little something like this:
– Masterclass presentation by Daniel Roe of Arts Law Centre of Australia
– ‘Speed dating’-style small group sessions with industry reps
– Networking with peers
More info: HERE


OTHER OPPS

SUBMIT YOUR ORIGINAL MUSIC FOR PLACEMENT IN FILM & TV
Lolly Box Music‘s mission is to connect their international network of project music buyers with carefully-curated content from the extraordinary pool of talented songwriters and musicians ‘down under’ in Western Australia. So if you’re keen to submit your songs for possible placement in film, television, advertising or video games, then you can upload them via their Submissions page. 
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.