Opportunities ► More jobs, band comps & funding SEPTEMBER 2016
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from Earlybird tickets for WAMCon, CONTROL applications, Final call for Catalyst Grant, Creative Capacity, Fairbridge Festival, Live Band Manager, Office Coordinator Position, Free promo opp, X-Press Magazine, Country Music Bootcamp, ACMF Songwriting comp and more!
LAST CHANCE FOR EARLYBIRD TICKETS FOR WAMCON
This year, WAM‘s stepping up the game and offering unprecedented value with the newly named WAMCon, including limited earlybird tickets (now on sale here) being worth more than the cost of extras and exclusive opportunities alone. Taking place at the State Theatre Centre of WA on Friday 4- Saturday 5 November, it will offer exclusive engagement opportunities with 50+ leading music industry professionals in panel sessions, one-on-one meetings, networking sessions and more, plus free entry to the VIP QuayNote Boat Party, WA Music Awards and more.
CONTROL APPLICATIONS CLOSE SOON FOR MANAGERS
CONTROL‘s dynamic five stage program is designed to help music managers from Australia and New Zealand thrive in this new music paradigm, and applications for it close soon. The first lab will take place in Melbourne from 27-30 November 2016. Mid-career music managers from both sides of the Tasman are encouraged to apply with applications closing 30 September.
FINAL CALL FOR CATALYST GRANT APPLICATIONS
Catalyst closes 30 September 2016 for projects starting from 1 January 2017. CAN will host two FREE events to assist applicants seeking funding for their community arts project, or community artists seeking research and development grants. Catalyst funding has contributed to WAM’s regional programs and is a great place to start for community artists.
CREATIVE CAPACITY BLOG LAUNCH
WAM Member benefit provider Creative Legal announce a fresh, new direction with the launch of Creative Capacity. This blog will be dedicated to exploring the role of creativity and arts play in innovation, thinking, skills, health and beyond.
ONE WEEK LEFT FOR 2017 FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS
Fairbridge Festival is back in 2017, from 21-24 April, and is open to musicians as well as artists who can deliver interesting workshops/presentations. Applications close 16 September.
THE UNIFIED GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
UNIFIED announce their brand new initiative- The Unified Grant, comprising of five x $5000 grants. The grants are offered to driven young creatives who want to work in music but don’t play an instrument eg. photographers, producers, videographers, graphic designers. Applications are now open and will close on 31 October.
FINALISING ENTREES FOR SHOWTIME TALENT QUEST
The Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showground are currently in the midst of finalising entries for the Showtime Talent Quest. Final two heats: Friday 30 September and Wednesday 26 October, with registrations still being accepted.The winning musician of the talent quest will take out the grand prize of flights to Singapore (thanks to Scoote), cash prize, trophy, as well as the chance to perform at the Canning Show’s main stage. Runner up will receive giveaways. To register click, ‘more info.’
LIVE BAND MANAGER LAUNCH
Live Band Manager (LBM) is a new online application for managers of live musical acts helping you to organise ‘pretty much everything’ all in one place. BIGSOUND delegates who sign up in September can use the promotion code ‘LBM@BIGSOUND’ to receive 50% off the first six months.
OFFICE COORDINATOR POSITION
Community Arts Network is seeking a part time Office Coordinator to join their dynamic team at King Street Arts Centre. If you have strong organisational and time management skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders, make sure you apply by email before 5pm 20 September.
FREE PROMO OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTS/CULTURAL EDUCATION
Do you offer a workshop for school students K-12 in 2017 or a curriculum linked production, school group discount or professional learning opportunities for teachers? ArtsEdge invites you to submit information about your arts or cultural education activities happening in the 2017 school year. Download and submit a content submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
X-PRESS.COM.AU IS BACK ONLINE!
After a year of X-Press content only being visible to the public via themusic.com.au the full site for X-Press Magazine is now accessible and flowing with new content . Keep up to date online with everything entertainment in Perth including extensive event guides and reviews.
COUNTRY MUSIC BOOTCAMP IN BOYUP BROOK
Shooting for the Stars Bootcamp and Showcase is targeting WA all genres and styles of Country Music (rock, folk, bluegrass etc) and will work on raising skills and professionalism in groups and sessions for the more advanced. Successful applicants will be required to travel to Boyup Brook for the 4-6 November 2016 with opportunities to perform at the 2017 Boyup Brook Country Music Festival. Registrations will close on 4 October.
ACMF’S NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMP
The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) announces their 14th annual National Songwriting Competition designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through songwriting. Open to school age students across Australia with the chance to win a share of thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment, tuition and more. Entries are now open and close at midnight 20 October 2016.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
ARTIST/EVENT REGISTRATION FOR 2017 FRINGE
Perth’s FRINGE WORLD is an exciting platform where up-and-coming artists can perform to audiences alongside artists and performers who are well-known and experienced at Fringe festivals in Australia and internationally – and this includes music! 2017 registrations are now open for events and venues.
AUSTRALIA COUNCIL’S INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES PROGRAM
International residencies provide unique opportunities for artists across all artforms to immerse themselves in new arts communities, broaden their knowledge and contribute to the presence of Australian artists around the world. The Australia Council for the Arts is currently offering international residency opportunities for Australian artists in a variety of exciting international locations. Applications for the International Residencies Program close on Tuesday 4 October 2016.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST OPEN FOR NOODLE PALACE
JumpClimb‘s award-winning Noodle Palace is return for Fringe World 2017 and is now taking expressions of interest for performance artists wanting to be included in their eclectic program.
APRA FESTIVAL LINKS
Festivals are a great opportunity to play to new audiences, but landing a coveted spot requires some serious planning and research – performer applications can open as early as a year in advance. Thanks to APRA’s How to: Get programmed on a festival page, you can find out some hot tips and check out upcoming festivals worth applying for.
PIRATE88 TRACK OF THE YEAR
The Pirate88 2016 Track of the Year song contest is open! There are five categories to choose from, including Fremantle, Western Australia, Youth-Global, Australia, and the World. Applications close 31 October.
DCA GRANTS PROGRAM
The new DCA Grants Program has just been announced, with changes now allowing for individuals, groups and arts organisations to apply for different types of funding in five categories including Creative Development, Commercial Development, Community Engagement, Aboriginal Arts, and Scholarship and Fellowships. DCA encourages all applicants to ensure their applications are in alignment with all criteria and to read all applicant resources.
CITY OF JOONDALUP ARTS DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
Apply for up to $10,000 for your performing arts project, performance or initiative through the City Of Joondalup Arts Development Scheme. Applications for the second round close Thursday 20 October 2016, 5.00pm. Download the information booklet to apply.