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OPPORTUNITIES ► More jobs, funding & grants

30 Mar

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including BIGSOUND, WA Screen Awards, Rock Scholars, #MyFreoStory, Audiofly, Rosemount Hotel, Hypervision and more!

BIGSOUND
The southern hemisphere’s biggest new music festival and music industry conference – has fired the starting gun for its 15th Anniversary year. BIGSOUND 2016 will take place September 7 – 9.  A limited number of specially discounted early bird tickets are now available, as is access to the artist registration process. So begins a journey for the thousands of Australian bands vying for the rare chance to showcase their wares in front of an international music industry audience.

WA SCREEN AWARDS
FTI
are pleased to announce that nominations for The 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs) are now open. Entries are invited from West Australian filmmakers and game developers across 33 categories (including music and film clips) and will close at 5pm on Monday 4 April.
More info here.

ROCK SCHOLARS
Rock Scholars, one of Perth’s leading teaching and learning community for young musicians, has announced details of its School Holiday program. A series of clinics for guitar, drums and band will be held during the week of April 11-15.
More info here.

#MYFREOSTORY VIDS
The City of Fremantle is calling on budding film makers, storytellers and lovers of all things Freo to share their unique ‘Fremantle story’ in a short video for a chance to share in a $7,000 prize pool.
More info here.

AUDIOFLY SALES AND ADMIN ASSISTANT
We’re growing our online presence and we are currently seeking an enthusiastic, switched on, customer service focused individual to join our team. This full time role will be based in our King Street retail showroom and the successful applicant will deliver exceptional customer service along with sound product knowledge to ensure every customer walks away with a positive experience.
More info here.

ROSEMOUNT HOTEL DUTY MANAGER
The Rosemount Hotel is an institution in the Perth original live music scene and boasts one of Perth’s best outdoor spaces. We are currently recruiting for an energetic, creative and proactive duty manager to join our team. As the business continues to grow from strength to strength we need exceptional people to help us. This position is a hands on role and involves work at both night and on weekends.
More info here.

HYPERVISION
Artwork entries are now being sought for this year’s HyperVision exhibition and competition. The City of Swan and the Hyper Team organise the annual showcase of artworks by young people, with the successful works to be on display at Midland Gate Shopping Centre and the Midland Junction Art Centre this July.
More info here.

AUSTRALIAN SONGWRITERS CONFERENCE
Songwriting Workshops, Pitching to Publishers, Industry Networking, Live Music Showcases – and the return of the Buskathon unplugged music busking competition, makes this a long weekend of events not to be missed in June in Sydney.
More info here.

MUSIC EQUIPMENT AND INSTRUMENT AUCTION
The unique and private collection of Peter and Betty Hudson will be on sale at 10am on Sunday 20 March at 2 Capel Court Bentley. The collection includes restored antique pianos, pianolas, mini pianos, piano stools and organs all ready to go.
More info here.

COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK (CAN) FUNDING
Do you need funding for a community arts project, event, or professional development? Community Arts Network (CAN) has grants of up to $15,000 available through the Catalyst Community Arts Fund. The next round closes at 5pm on Wednesday 30 March, so make sure you get your applications in!
More info here.

STORIED MUSIC WORKSHOP
This two evening workshop, led by award winning* storyteller Allan Girod, is for singers, songwriters, musicians and composers, who wish to learn about storytelling and how it can take their music and stagecraft into new places. This event will take place on Tuesday 15 and Tuesday 22 March between 7-9.30pm at The Blue Room Theatre.
More info here.

DJ/ DANCER
Decadance (Joondalup) is looking for energetic, confident and bubbly personalities to fill various positions. An energetic and fun personality to be a DJ/Dancer with the ability to interact with children, be confident with a mic, love music and spinning tunes.
More info here.

MUSIC TEACHERS
Primary Music Institute offers various fun and rewarding part time roles and are currently seeking music teachers in the fields of Concert band (woodwind or brass), guitar and keyboard. Applicants will need to have a satisfactory working with children’s check prior to commencing teaching. To apply or for any inquiries regarding these positions please email Emma at [email protected]
More info here.

RETAIL STAFF AND GUITAR TEACHERS
Guitar World WA is now looking for new team members for full time and part time positions at their Rockingham, Cannington and Mandurah stores. Casual guitar teaching positions are also available at their Rockingham and Cannington Music schools. Knowledge of how to play other instruments will be highly regarded. Please send your CV and a cover letter to [email protected]
More info here.

 

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN

 

WAM MEMBER DISCOUNTS FOR EMERGENCE CREATIVE FEST!
Each year, leading professionals from all over the world in the fields of music, film, advertising, digital and the visual arts travel to Margaret River to share recent developments in their disciplines as well as emerging trends in a series of workshops, talks, networking sessions and parties at the innovator’s dream festival, Emergence Creative. We’ve teamed up with the generous peeps at Emergence Creative to offer three mega discount packages for WAM members.
More info here.

I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 SECOND FILM COMP
The inaugural film competition is now open for entries with $12K of prizes on offer for filmmakers and musicians as part of the new national initiative to focus on the importance of Australian contemporary live music. Entries close April 1.
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.
More info here.

WOMEX 2016 PROGRAM
One of the leading platforms for global music, WOMEX has ushered in the call for proposals for their 2016 edition. Musicians, industry insiders and filmmakers from all around the globe can apply for the Showcase Festival, the DJ Summit, as well as for the Conference and Film programs at WOMEX 16, which takes place in Spain this October.
More info here.

APRA AMCOS: HILLTOP HOODS INITIATIVE
Looking for some help to get your career off the ground? Think you can put $10,000 to good use releasing an album or EP?  The Hilltop Hoods Initiative offers an up-and-coming Australian hip hop or soul artist a grant to help fund the manufacture, marketing and distribution of a release of five or more songs.
More info here.

THE BEAT STARTS HERE
Applications are now open for The Beat Starts Here 2016. The conducting course for teachers and community conductors takes place in Sydney from 9 – 13 April. Tailored to suit you, this course will enhance and develop your conducting skills. You’ll conduct professional pianists and instrumentalists while receiving expert instruction.
More info here.

WA’S MUSEUM ARTS PROJECT
The State Government is inviting expressions of interest from local and international artist teams with WA’s new Museum scheduled to open in 2020. Artists will play a significant role in defining what will make the New Museum extraordinary and memorable. As a driving principle, the Public Art Project will explore multiple opportunities for engagement, drawing on artists and artist teams to work alongside architects, designers, curators, diverse cultural groups and the wider community.
More info here.

YOUTH SONGWRITER GRANT
Applications are now open for the Young Songwriter Grant with Nanga Music Festival, aimed at people aged between 14- 25 who write their own music and are looking for a place to showcase their work. You could receive mentorship from a Nanga Music Festival artist, a free weekend ticket and accommodation at the festival, and opportunities to perform as a solo artist and more.
More info here.

APRA AMCOS x JOSH PYKE PARTNERSHIP
APRA AMCOS
, in conjunction with Josh Pyke, is bringing back the Josh Pyke Partnership for 2016, awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career. In addition to the financial reward, the winning artist will receive mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music). Applications close on March 31.
More info here.

RADIO FREMANTLE SEEKING ARTISTS
Radio Fremantle are seeking out local music to play on their Fremantle Doctor show, which showcases local and upcoming music of all genres. To get your music played, just send a message to the Fremantle Doctor Facebook page here.

 

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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.