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

26 Jun

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


PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

WAMFEST 2019
WAMFest
is back for 2019 and is once again packed with HUGE value showcasing opportunities for West Australian artists! Last year over 300 artists performed to more than 40,000 punters and music industry delegates from all over the world. To be considered for a live performance opportunity, apply now.
More info: HERE

NANNUP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Nannup Music Festival
will soon be taking applications for artists and performers for 2020. Applications close July 15th 2019.
More info: HERE

MIRI COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL
Miri Country Music Festival, Malaysia
 is taking applications for artists and performers for 2019. Applications close June 30th 2019.
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

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 supporting 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

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

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 1 October 2019.
More info: 
HERE

CREATIVE ARTS FELLOWSHIP
Creative Arts Fellowships offer a $10,000 grant to support writers and artists to spend four weeks in the National Library of Australia developing an artistic concept, artwork or body of work inspired or informed by the collections. Applications close 5pm 19th July AEST.
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


MUSIC RELATED JOBS

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

VOLUNTEER MUSICIAN
Catch Music is looking for a volunteer musician to help at a number of inclusive music activities across Perth designed for musicians of all ages and abilities.
More info: HERE

PROJECT OFFICER – MUSIC AND HEALTH 
St John of God Subiaco Hospital has a new and exciting opportunity available for a suitable qualified musician or registered music therapist to develop a music program within the hospital. The key objectives of the program are to support patient healing and wellbeing, foster artistic interests and provide a more stimulating hospital environment. Applications close 26th June 2019.
More info: HERE

CLARINET TUTOR
St Mark’s Anglican Community School requires a new Clarinet tutor to deliver 80 minutes per week, starting in Term 3, 2019. Applications close June 24. 
More info: HERE

JUNIOR LICENSING ASSISTANT
Sony/ATV are looking for a junior licensing assistant who possesses a passion for music, a desire to learn and attention to detail to join their team in Surry Hills, Sydney. Applications close July 20. 
More info: HERE

 


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

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

 

MIDWEST MUSIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: STAGE ONE SONGWRITING
This Stage One Songwriting program provides an entry level introduction to the world of song writing and the Australian music industry. Participants are challenged across nine topical forums to write lyrics that express life experiences & view of the world. Sessions run from May 7th to July 2nd 2019.
More info: HERE

 

SONGCRAFT 7 WEEK SONGWRITING CIRCLE
In this 7 week songwriting circle, beginners, musicians, poets and longtime songwriters learn how to craft better lyrics and get more involved in the storytelling aspect of songwriting. Sessions run from August 1st to September 12th 2019
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

HOME BREW FOR REVELATION
Are you a local band or musician looking to get a music video made? Check out Home Brew for Revelation Perth International Film Festival.
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

GENDER DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AND ARTS
Hosted by the University of Western Australia Conservatorium of Music, this is a four-day international conference, from July 16th to July 19th 2019, focusing on vital, diverse and inspiring music and art making by women and gender-diverse artists and scholars.
More info: HERE

NEEDLE IN THE HAY VINYL COMP
Keen to get your band’s album or EP pressed onto vinyl? Enter Happy Mag’s Needle In The Hay Comp! Applications close 26th July 2019.
More info: HERE

ACMF SCHOOL-AGE SONGWRITING COMPETITION
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) 17th Annual National Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries. Open to school-aged children in grades 4-12, entrants gain the chance to win a share in over $22,000 prize money to be put towards musical equipment and tuition. Entries close 5pm 29th August 2019.
More info: HERE

APRA AMCOS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS
APRA AMCOS is proud to announce the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Fanny Lumsden, screen composer Caitlin Yeo, Morgan Evans, Ainslie Wills, Nick Drabble, Ngaiire, Briggs and many more. Applications close Thursday 27 June 2019. 
More info: HERE

SOUNDS OF THE KIMBERLEY
WAM is excited to announce Sounds of the Kimberley, a recording project set to uncover and capture the rich tapestry of song and songwriters in the Kimberley region. WAM is on the lookout for Kimberley songwriters, acts/bands and studio sound engineers any level, age, and genre to register their interest by July 12, 2019.
More info:
HERE

GRID OUTER PERTH
Having just wrapped in Western Sydney, and currently rolling out in South West Brisbane, for the very first time, GRID Series, an artist development for musicians in outer suburban areas around Australia will be rolling out their inaugural Outer Perth Program.
More info: HERE

MASTERS RESEARCH PROJECT
Are you a musician who makes their primary income from playing music and other music-related activities? Callum Morrison is a Master of Counselling student at Murdoch University, and is currently undertaking a research project about professional musicians and their perspectives of their occupation and psychological well-being. This involves being interviewed for 45-60 minutes at a location convenient to you. Interviews will cover your perspectives of your occupation and how it affects your life in various ways.
More info: HERE

WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARDS
Nominations for the second year of the Australian Women in Music Awards are now open! Get in your nominations before July 23.
More info: HERE

2020 BUNDADON ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE
Applications for the 2020 Bundadon Artist-in-Residence are now open! The time Bundadon provides to create has led to seminal works, exhibitions, and pieces that are woven into the Australian contemporary arts landscape. Alumni include the full spectrum of arts practitioners – designers and dancers, novelists and playwrights, silversmiths and singers. Residency is open to groups and individuals. Applications close July 29. 
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.