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Opportunities ► More jobs, band comps & funding Sept 2_2016

1 Sep

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from Canning Show, Beardfoot, PS Art Space, Desert Feet, BIGSOUND, Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Nanga Music Festival, St Kilda Festival and more!

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR SOUND ENGINEERS WITH DESERT FEET TOUR

Desert Feet Inc. are recruiting Sound Engineers/Producers for our Touring program, running music workshops, recording sessions and concerts in some of the most remote Aboriginal communities in Western Australia. You will need professional experience in setting up and running Front of House for outdoor concerts up to 1,000 people or more, and in studio recording and production of bands and solo artists. If you are also a musician – this is a bonus! As well as these professional and technical skills, you will need a current WA drivers license and be prepared for long distance driving, as well as having (or able to get) a current Working With Children Check. First Aid qualifications are a bonus. Please send your expressions of interest with an outline of your professional experience and interests. They are recruiting now for the coming Tour (20 Sept – 20 Oct) but also for future work. Contact Emily here for more details.

BIGSOUND LISTENING SESSIONS

As part of the BIGSOUND Conference, there will be a number of listening sessions. Amrap, Triple R, RTRFM, FBi Radio, 2ser and PBS 106.7FM will be giving conference attendees the opportunity to meet Music Directors and pitch a song. If you’ve got a good one send it through or point us to a link, and send a short story about how it came to be, what it means to you etc. In addition to this, each month Mandurahmusic will be featuring an EP or album from local artists on their web site. The first is the 2015 Musical Fruit album which is available for streaming or free download. Contact John to put your EP/album in the queue, although it needs to be available for streaming we can set it up for purchase per track. Contact email available here.

2017 PEGGY GLANVILLE-HICKS RESIDENCY – EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST NOW OPEN
Expressions of Interest are now open for the Australia Council’s Peggy Glanville-Hicks residency. This is an invaluable opportunity for composers to make music for twelve months in the heart of Sydney.  In addition to providing accommodation, the $20,000 grant will cover the composer’s living costs, on-costs, travel and administration for the period of their residency. Expressions of Interest close Monday 26 September 2016 AEST.
More info here.

BEARDFOOT REHEARSAL STUDIO SPACE

The folks over at Beardfoot have rehearsal studio space available from just $60 per night. They’re offering discounted sessions during the day (’til 5pm), high quality PA gear and a selection of rehearsal rooms. Located at 1/51 Edward Street, Osborne Park. To book, send Josh a message on 0430 313 577.

ST KILDA FESTIVAL IS CALLING FOR MUSICIANS, PERFORMERS, CHARITY PARTNERS AND MUCH MORE!
If you’d like to participate at Australia’s largest free music festival? Entries for the 2017 St Kilda Festival are now open.  Whether you are a musician, children’s entertainer, community group, charity, have an event or activity that you’d like to showcase, now’s the time to apply. The 2017 Festival will be held on Sunday 12 February. Applications close 5pm, Friday 30 September 2016. For full terms and conditions click here.

NANGA MUSIC FESTIVAL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED
A number of exciting workshops for this year’s Nanga Music Festival have been announced, which include: Performance Skills with Cloudstreet, Vocal Harmony and Arrangement with Co Cheòl, Live Looping with Tom Richardson and African Dance with Tendera. Nanga workshops are up-close and personal with an emphasis on fun and inclusion. Also, Early Bird entry ticket savings are currently available for only $125 per person. For tickets and info, click here.

INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION ENTRIES OPEN
Entries for the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) are now open, featuring an esteemed panel of judges including Chris Cornell, Lorde, Tom Waits, Sara Evans and Bastille. Regular Deadline is September 9th, 2016. All 2016 entrants will receive one free magazine subscription to either Guitar Player or Guitar World ($30 value), as well as a 45-day trial membership to SongU.com just for entering. Enter here.
SHOWTIME TALENT QUEST & CANNING SHOW SEEKING ARTISTS/PERFORMERS
Showtime Talent Quest and Canning Show are seeking acts for 4-5 November. The winner of our Performance Art Installation at the Canning Show takes away $500 cash and also a nice trophy, as well as receiving an invitation to our annual Awards Dinner – Runner up receives $150, and third place $50. It’s a great little busking like feel to it and Show attendees really like seeing what our local artists can do. The winner of the Talent Quest will receive flights to Singapore thanks to Scoot, a nice cash prize and trophy. There are lots of give-aways for runner ups, too! More info here.

PS ART SPACE & WA AIDS COUNCIL EXHIBITION ARTIST CALLOUT

PS Art Space is partnering up the Western Australian Aids Council to bring you an exciting new exhibition titled ZERO. They are calling all artists to submit an expression of interest in relation to the theme of ZERO – closing on the 6 September 2016. Artists are called to create new works in response to the word ‘ZERO’ or the number ‘0,’ meaning no new AIDS diagnoses, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths. Interpretations of the theme may be more literal, radical or lateral. Existing works that relate to the theme may also be submitted. ZERO is open to all forms of visual and creative arts. To receive the full artist brief drop them a line here.

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN

WAM MEMBERS DISCOUNT FOR ALL THAT MATTERS FESTIVAL
The Music Matters Live Festival returns to Singapore as part of the All That Matters Festival for 2016. A mix between WAM Festival and BIGSOUND, and beyond, Music Matters is Asia’s largest music conference and showcase. Held from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 September for the first time at the Marina Bay Sans, All That Matters festival is bigger and better than ever before, representing 50 countries, 2,000+ delegates, 60 live shows, 30 bands, 600 companies, and counting. WAM members receive 15% off their ticket! More info here.

MEMBER DISCOUNT FOR BIGSOUND TIX
Members of AMIN organisations, such as WAM, receive a discount on their BIGSOUND music conference tickets. BIGSOUND is set to be huge, with loads of live music performances from amazing artists, workshops and interesting seminars. This event is a must for music industry peeps! Get your discounted ticket here

PERFORMER APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL 2017
Fairbridge Festival is back in 2017, from 21-24 April. Applications are now open for musicians, as well as artists who can deliver interesting workshops/presentations. Applications close 16 September 2016. More info here.

2016 WRITE A BLUEGRASS SONG COMP
Manjimup Bluegrass Music Weekend are inviting artists to write a song about Western Australia for a chance at $400. It will be happening from 30 September- 2 October. Applications are open now and close 4 September. More info and comp guidelines here.

CATALYST COMMUNITY ARTS FUND CLOSING SOON
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. More info here.

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. More info here.

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. More info here.

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.
Apply here.

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.
More info here.

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.
More info here.

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.
More info here.

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.
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.