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

15 Aug

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

TPAM FRINGE
Registration is now open for TPAM Fringe, an open-call program that introduces performances and projects that are carried out during the period of TPAM 2020 in Yokohoma or Tokyo. The deadline for registration is November 1, 2019. 
More info: HERE

2020 WAYJO ACT-BELONG-COMMIT AUDITIONS
Musicians interested in performing jazz and improvised music, aged 14-25 (28 if in full-time study) & located in Perth 2020, are encouraged to apply to audition for the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. Registrations close Monday 11 November 2019 – only if not filled prior.
More info: HERE

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

25UNDER25 MAKERSPACE HUB NIGHT
On Thursday 3 October from 5-9pm, Moore and Moore will be hosting a night of youth art and music. Solo musicians, singer songwriters, story tellers, poetry slam and comedy! Whatever your medium you can sign up on the night for a spot to perform. 
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. Applications close Tuesday 1 October 2019.
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


MUSIC RELATED JOBS

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

LICENSING REPRESENTATIVE
APRA AMCOS are looking for an exceptional administrator to join their team in the 12 month fixed role of Relicensing and Renewals Representative. Applications close Monday 26 August 2019. 
More info: HERE

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


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

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

SEED FUND FUTURE MAKERS
The Seed Fund Future Makers Workshop is back for 2020, offering a chance for artists and managers to examine the mechanics of their operation, articulate their future goals and plans and receive practical guidance to encourage deep analysis of their business model. Applications close midnight September 15.
More info: 
HERE

FREO SONGWRITING COLLECTIVE
This group of young songwriters, led by Sofia Hourani and Isaac Smalley, is a creative group where young musicians and songwriters can swap ideas, develop their skills and share the joy of music and written word. The Youth Songwriting Collective will work towards performing in October at the Hubs Nights on Henry 25Under25 Makerspace. For young people aged 13-18, from July 24 to September 9. 
More info: 
HERE

GIRLS ROCK! WA 2019
Following the success of the inaugural Girls Rock! WA camp in January, WAM opens applications for the second camp to take place in September, October 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

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

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

WAMCON 2019 PITCH YOUR PANEL
This year for WAMCon we’re reaching out to the public with the exciting opportunity to run your own panel! WAM wants to know what YOU want to see. ‘Pitch Your Panel’ is the opportunity to bring your ideas to the table and explore topics you’d love to hear the industry talking about. Applications close Thursday 22 August. 
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.