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

2 Oct

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


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

ARIA-PPCA-AUSTRALIA COUNCIL FIRST NATIONA SOUND RECORDING PARTNERSHIP
The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in partnership with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts will deliver a grant partnership, the ARIA-PPCA-Australia Council First Nations Sound Recording Partnership. More info: HERE

ARTS ORGANISATIONS INVESTMENT PROGRAM
The Arts Organisations Investment Program from the WA Government Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) is an open and competitive multiyear funding program to support Western Australia’s arts, cultural and creative sector organisations. More Info: HERE

ARTS U-15K GRANT PROGRAM
The WA State Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industrie’s Arts U-15k grant program offers up to $15,000 for artists and creative industry professionals to deliver a one-off project or a program of activity. The program supports the development and growth of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high quality arts and cultural experiences. More info: HERE

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES COVID-19 RECOVERY PROGRAM
Funding from DLGSC and Lotterywest for artist-in-residence projects that engage communities and are delivered in partnership with artists and either a local government authority, local school, or community group. More info: HERE


MUSIC RELATED JOBS

TOUR COORDINATOR – CIRCUTWEST
CircuitWest seeks a self-motivated individual who can provide a tour coordination service for Western Australian artists and organisations. To this end, the role will also undertake the following functions to provide advice and support for producers and presenters to access tour funding through the Regional and Remote Touring Fund and other funding opportunities, fee for service tour management and touring advice and support for producers and presenters. The role will also undertake the work associated with a very busy, small not-for profit arts organisation, delivering two annual conferences and numerous services and projects. More info: HERE

SENIOR MUSICAL PRODUCTION DIRECTOR – PERTH COLLEGE
Perth College is seeking to appoint a Senior Musical Production Director for our 2021 Senior Musical production. This is a short-term resident Director position commencing in October 2020 until March 2021. The Senior Musical Production forms part of the School’s Performing Arts annual calendar of events and will be held towards the end of Term 1.  Lead up work will commence in October 2020 for our 2021 production.
More info: HERE

SENIOR TECHNICIAN – MATRIX PRODUCTIONS AUSTRALIA
Matrix Productions Australia is looking for casual staff with experience, with duties including preparation, set up and operation of production equipment, and ideally candidates will have experience working with audio, lighting and AV equipment. You will also need to be able to deal directly with clients from the production meeting until the job is complete. Staging Hand duties include loading delivery and set up of staging, crowd barriers, drapes and trussing structures for anything from corporate events to concerts.
More info: HERE


WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

GIMME SHELTER – AAM EARLY INTERVENTION MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM
Gimme Shelter is a virtual mental health and wellbeing program tailored for artist managers, but adaptable to other sectors of the arts and music industries. Gimme Shelter is designed to build workplace skills and resilience with a long-term approach to mental health and wellbeing for managers and their artists. 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

PIANOEASY ONLINE PROGRAM
PianoEasy Online
is an exciting and comprehensive music program, which has adults and kids learning everything about playing the piano or keyboard. As an introductory offer to the PianoEasy Online Program, new players can access the first month for free, with no lock-in contract!
More info: HERE

BUILDING YOUR CREATIVE COMMUNITY
Building Your Creative Community
is a new series of workshops presented by Happy Mag and the City of Sydney, aimed at educating young artists on the benefits of collaboration, community, and local culture.
More info: HERE

SOUND CHECK SERIES
WAM
is proud to present Sound Check; a series of free webinars aimed at providing practical support for members of the WA music community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
More info: HERE

ROCK SCHOLARS ADULT BAND PROGRAM
Rock Scholars
are now taking expressions for their first band program built for the more ‘mature’ musicians out there!
More info: HERE


OTHER OPPS

VANDA & YOUNG GLOBAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION
The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters while raising much-needed funds for not-for-profit organisation Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA). Submissions close Thursday 29 October.
More Info: HERE

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

NATIONAL CAMPUS MUSIC COMPETITION
The National Campus Music Competition
(previously known as the National Campus Band Competition) is an annual Australian music competition specifically for tertiary students. Applications close 31 October.
More info: HERE

SWEET OBLIVION JAMS
YMCA HQ
are offering free rehearsal and jam space if you are under 25 years old, Monday-Friday 2pm-10pm.
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.