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

5 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

PERFORM AT HYPERFEST 2020
Applications are now open to play at Hyperfest 2020! The much-loved all-ages festival is set to be awesome. 
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


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

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

PROFESSIONAL DJ/MC
Australia’s largest DJ company, Mobydisk, needs mobile DJs for Perth and the surrounding areas. 
More info: HERE

CONTENT & COMMUNITY COORDINATOR
Dew Process is looking for a hard-working, organised and passionate Content & Community Coordinator to join their team in Sydney. Dew Process is a leading Australian record label, with a roster representing a diverse and exciting range of artists including Mallrat, London Grammar, WAAX, Bloc Party, Tkay Maidza, Mumford & Sons, Bernard Fanning and many more. Applications close Friday December 6
More info: HERE

WRITER/CONTRIBUTOR 
Happy Mag is a passionate media publisher and magazine based in Newtown with a focus on emerging Australian music, arts and culture. They are looking for writers and music lovers to join their team of contributors once a week in their Enmore studio. If you’re gifted with a pen (or keyboard) and you’re always plugged in, with a passion for Aussie music, arts and culture then they’d love to hear from you! 
More info: HERE

WRITER/CONTRIBUTOR 
Westside College
is looking for experienced music producers, audio engineers, song-writers, beat-makers and DAW software users with teaching experience.
More info: HERE

VENUE MANAGER 
Due to rapid growth and expansion, Australian Venue Co. are currently on the hunt for an exceptional Venue Manager to captain the team at the well-known Civic Hotel.
More info: HERE

PUBLICIST
Nova Entertainment
are looking for a full time publicist. This role will see you publicising the Nova and smoothfm media brands in Sydney and developing initiatives for national programs emanating from these markets alongside the National Publicity Director and Sydney Senior Publicist.

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

RHYTHM 2 RECOVERY
Rhythm 2 Recovery
are visiting Perth to deliver a workshop on a model for engaging young people and adults with rhythmic music and reflective discussions to further social and emotional development, and assist with managing adversity. Held at Queens Gardens on November 27th and 28th. 
More info: HERE

MIDWEST DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FREE WORKSHOPS
Stage One – Song-Writing
introduces participants to the Australian music industry & the lucrative world of being able to write songs. Participants are challenged across eight topical song-writing sessions to create at least one set of new & original song lyrics to express the writer(s) & their view of the world. Held in Geraldton from October 22 to December 17. 
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

WASO EMERGING CONDUCTORS PROGRAM
The new Emerging Conductors program is a part of WASO’s Young & Emerging Artist Program which identifies, supports and promotes talented young musicians. Up to four WA based musicians will be selected for participation in 2020. Applications open until close of business Friday 29 November 2019.
More info: HERE

FIRST SOUNDS
The Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA)
and First Nations Media Australia (FNMA) just announced First Sounds, a new and unique initiative to get more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists heard across Australian radio airwaves.
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

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.