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

19 Dec

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


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

WIDE OPEN MIC MOJOS BAR FREMANTLE
Catch the standout Open Mic Night at Mojo’s Bar. New and upcoming musicians who want a cool, vibrant gig at Mojo’s bar in Fremantle are welcome to join for free the open mic night, where any band or singer can sign up for free to play a gig. The open mic nights are on Mondays at Mojo’s and you must register in advance, but registration is free.
More info: HERE


GRANTS & FUNDING

$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

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

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. 
More info: 
HERE

DRUG AWARE YCULTURE REGIONAL
Drug Aware YCulture Regional offers young people aged 12-26 up to $4,000 to fund community arts projects in regional WA across all art forms. Applicants living north of the 26th parallel (above Shark Bay0 or in very remote WA can apply for up to $6,000. 
More info: HERE

QANTAS REGIONAL GRANTS
Applications are now open to Australian based individuals, not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in regional communities. Qantas are offering the chance to share in $5 million in grants over the next five years. 
More info: HERE

REGIONAL VENUES IMPROVEMENT FUND
RVIF funding is intended to improve the quality of arts and cultural infrastructure and contribute to the long-term sustainability of arts ad cultural venues in regional WA.   
More info: HERE

ALBY MADE
ALBY MADE is a community arts initiative that helps local creatives do what they do best – create! Each month Alby will award a $1,000 grant to a West Australian creative. 
More info: HERE

CITY OF JOONDALUP ARTS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
The City of Joondalup Arts Development Scheme is a fund designed to develop new audiences for the performing arts in the Joondalup area. The aim of the scheme is to bring professional performing arts companies to the City of Joondalup for performances and workshops. Organisations, individuals and collectives may apply for up to $10,000.  
More info: HERE

WOMEN IN MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
As part of an on-going commitment to foster greater diversity in the production sphere of the music industry, Abbey Road Institute is proud to partner with Studios 301 and APRA AMCOS to offer this award to women wishing to undertake formal education and enter the industry on their own terms. 
More info: HERE

THE LEVI’S MUSIC PRIZE
The Levi’s Music Prize
is an exciting new initiative that will enable Australian bands and artists to maximise that next opportunity to get them to the next stage of their careers. 
More info: HERE

APRA AMCOS 2020 ART MUSIC FUND
Applications for APRA AMCOS’ 2020 Art Music Fund are now open. Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a share in this round’s $100,000 of funding to create new commissioned work. Applications close 24 February 2020.
More info: HERE

CREATE X
The Create X
grant program offers up to $20,000 to artists, creative industry professionals and arts organisations to undertake collaborations and cultural exchange opportunities with Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia
More info: HERE


MUSIC RELATED JOBS

RADIO PRODUCER
Capital Community Radio – 101.7 on the FM band – is devoted entirely to bringing good music to senior citizens and mature-age listeners in the Perth metropolitan area. This unique position requires an enthusiastic mature person to perform administrative functions and assist the ON-AIR announcer by taking phone calls from listeners and relaying messages.
More info: HERE

 

STUDIO MANAGER 
Wilurarra Creative
, one of Australia’s most unique and remote arts programs for young adults, is seeking a new Studio Manager. The opportunity will be tremendously rewarding but may also bring a significant lifestyle change, you will be working with Ngaanyatjarra people in one of the most remote desert communities in Australia.
More info: HERE

MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR 
Sony Music Australia
are searching for someone who lives and breathes music and who would love to combine their passion for music and their graphic design expertise! In this position you will report directly to the Merchandise Manager and will be responsible for designing and creating innovative merchandise for their roster of artists. Applications close Jan 14. 
More info: HERE

MUSIC TEACHER 
St Stephen’s School, Duncraig
is seeking to appoint a creative, imaginative and resourceful teacher and musician. The candidate will be part of a close-knit team delivering an inspirational program of Music education to students in Years 7-12. Applications close Jan 14.
More info: HERE

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT 
Due to an internal promotion, Secret Sounds are currently seeking a superstar Executive Assistant to support one of their Co-CEO’s. The role will be full time, and based in Brisbane with travel to Mt Warning required frequently.
More info: HERE


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

WHO RUN THE WORLD REMIXED
WAM are teaming up with Perth Festival, Who Run the World Remixed IS a free masterclass in music production aimed at addressing gender inequality in music for young female and non-binary identifying musicians, producers and DJs aged 15 – 20. Running Saturday February 2020 from 10am-3pm.
More info: HERE

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

ROCK SCHOLARS BAND CAMP
Rock Scholars
annual Band Camp is back! Band Camp is an intensive one week version of their long running band program that will include workshops on songwriting, sound set-up and stage craft, finished off with a live performance at their regular All Ages event Carwash. The camp runs from Monday 13 to Thursday 16 January and is open to musicians aged between 10 and 18. 
More info: HERE

ROCK SCHOLARS DRUM CLINIC
Rock Scholars
are holding a drum clinic for complete beginners on Thursday, 30th January. Hosted by Josh Wright, this is a hands on workshop suited to anyone considering starting out with playing the drums.  
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

CREATE VINYL WITH BANDCAMP
With the sale of vinyl records on Bandcamp increasing by 600% in the last five years, they are excited to announce their new vinyl pressing service which aims to streamline the financing, production and fulfilment of vinyl records. With no up-front investment, an artist or label can create a vinyl campaign and start taking orders almost immediately. Once they reach their minimum goal, Bandcamp will press their records and ship them to their fans.
More info: HERE

UNSIGNED ONLY 2020
Unsigned Only Music Competition
is open to all artists (including solo artists, bands, and singers) who are unsigned to a major record label (indie labels are eligible). Unsigned Only’s goal is to give artists exposure, recognition, and validation for their artistry.
More info: HERE

ROCK SCHOLARS JAM SESSIONS
Rock Scholars Jam Sessions
are back in the January school holidays. These jams are lots of fun and a great opportunity to experience what it is like to be in a band and to hang out and meet with other like-minded young people.
More info: HERE

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

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.