OPPORTUNITIES: Grants, Scholarships, Prizes, Jobs and more for May 2018
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry people to get ahead, including from the likes of, well, too many to mention!
BIGSOUND APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Applications to play live at this year BIGSOUND Music Festival are now open. Australian and international artists have the rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry by showcasing at BIGSOUND. Taking place on the nights of Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 September in Brisbane, BIGSOUND Festival is the showcase opportunity that puts artists in front of the local, national and international music industry delegates attending the BIGSOUND industry conference. Applications close May 10.
JAMES SYKES BATTYE CREATIVE FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
The 2018 James Sykes Battye Creative Fellowship is now open for applications. Seeking applications from artists working across all disciplines and across all contemporary art forms. The fellowship seeks to support creative engagement with the State Library’s heritage collections in imaginative and innovative ways, with the aim of providing new and innovative experiences for the public through the development of creative works. Applications close 5pm Wednesday May 30.
ASME WA SCHOLARSHIPS AND STUDY GRANTS
The Australian Society for Music Education have opened applications for WA scholarships and grants. These are for teachers interested in pursuing further professional learning or education both nationally and internationally. This could include attending the ASME National Conference or attending significant post-graduate study courses throughout Australia or Overseas. Applications close 5 pm, Friday 4th May 2018.
SQUIDSTOCK SEEKS YOUNG TALENT TO PLAY LIVE
Michael Brothers Juice are on the lookout for young bands to play in Squidstock. The live event aims to highlight the talents of young, local music acts. If your band members are under the age of 16 years, they’d love to hear from you. Squidstock will be happening every Saturday’s from 6-8 PM from May through til the end of August at FUNK Cider in Caversham. There’s $20,000 worth of prizes to be won, and the winner will have Michael Brothers newest cold pressed blend named after them. Direct message Michael Brothers Juice on Facebook with your details for more info and to register your band.
MUSIC TUTOR FOR VIOLIN AND/OR PIANO REQUIRED
Northside Music School requires violin and/or piano tutors to begin in Term Two for existing students on Saturdays and two afternoon/evenings a week. Piano tutors will be added to our staff as needed next term. All tutors teach at our studios in Warwick, and provide lessons for students of all levels. Lessons are only conducted during school terms, and all staff will have holidays as per the government school dates. Prior teaching experience is necessary, and an ability to teach young beginners is beneficial.
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OFFICER POSITION AVAILABLE
Kosmic Sound are requiring a full-time Accounts Payable Officer. Duties and responsibilities for the role include but are not limited to liaising with various departments for validation of invoices, following up on queries and outstanding issues with suppliers, attending to supplier enquiries, reconciling of supplier statements. This position requires a minimum of 2 years prior end to end accounts payable experience.
SEEKING EXPERIENCED VENUE TECHNICIAN
Goldfields Art Centre are seeking a talented Venue Technician specialising in performing arts to work as part of a team to deliver high quality technical services. You must have exceptional interpersonal skills which allow you to work effectively with tour promoters, as well as take on the challenge of leading and supervising teams. Applicants must have demonstrated experience with a range of lighting design and audio equipment for large scale music performances and theatre productions. The position requires those applying to work weekends and outside normal business hours.
MANAGER OF ARTS AND CULTURE NEEDED
The City of Fremantle are seeking a dynamic, strategic thinking and collaborative professional to lead the Arts and Culture team. Seeking a leader experienced in planning and the delivery of innovation and contemporary arts and festivals thinking who will be responsible for new and enhanced approaches to servicing our Arts and Culture community. You will lead, develop and deliver the culture and arts plan for the City of Fremantle, including public art, festivals and events and the Fremantle Arts Centre.
LOOKING FOR AN OPERATIONS MANAGER FOR WA YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
The West Australian Youth Orchestra are seeking a Operations Manager responsible for coordinating and managing the daily running of the operations of WAYO, with particular regard to rehearsal and concert management. Duties mainly include but are not limited to management of WAYO’s ensembles with responsibility for the management of concert operations, rehearsals and auditions, work with conductors, guest artists, tutors, parents and members to ensure a high standard of service delivery and efficient rehearsal and concert operations and eneral administration within the WAYO office. Applicants must be available on Saturday mornings between 7:30am and 12:30pm during rehearsals, typically during the school term. Also, it is expected that the Operations Manager must be available for all WAYO concerts.
BUSINESS DEVELOPER POSITION AVAILABLE AT WACO
The West Australian Charity Orchestra are looking for someone to fill the role of Business Development Manager. The newly created position, your objective will be to generate a range of income models and execute these across a variety of funding sources including philanthropists and corporate sponsors. The position requires eexperience in marketing, communications, fundraising or business development, project management experience to manage multiple fundraising project and tertiary level education in a relevant discipline.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
PRIMARY SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHERS WANTED
Are you a specialist music teacher or a teacher with a passion for music? Anzak education are looking for quality primary music teachers for schools across Perth. Must have primary teaching qualification and current registration with the TRBWA to apply.
INTERNATIONAL WORKSPACES AVAILABLE THROUGH APRA AMCOS
APRA AMCOS have announced that they will be offering dedicated workspace to APRA AMCOS Members and their Managers who are increasingly travelling overseas for professional opportunities. These spaces include: RAK studios in London, Ignited Spaces in LA and InDo in Nashville. For workspace enquires, contact the APRA AMCOS International Representatives.
SHARE EXPERIENCES AND GO IN TO WIN
Are you a musician working in performance or teaching, working with community groups, or working in the health sector or retail? Do you self-manage, self-produce or even self-promote? Do you work a regular day job while pursuing your music? Making music work: Sustainable Portfolio Careers for Australian Musicians, seeks to understand the conditions and strategies needed for Australian musicians to sustain dynamic careers in an ever-changing musical landscape. Musicians from all around the country are now invited to share their experiences in an online survey, plus you’ll go into the draw to win an iPad.
AMP’S TOMORROW FUND IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is once again offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians! Last year AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded 45 grants, including one to Perth jazz musician Harry Mitchell, who used his grant to record a new album. If you’re interested in earning cash to fuel your passion, get your application in before 12 May 2018
RECYCLED RAINBOW LAUNCH ‘DIVERSITY DATABASE’
Recycled Rainbow have launched a Diversity Database of Perth musicians as part of International Women’s Day that identify as the following: femme/non-binary, LGBTQI+, Aboriginal / Indigenous / Torres Strait Islander, person of colour and disabled. The database is public and editable by all. Please make a contribution to it and add yourself, your friends, you idols. Spread it around like a rainbow.
GET YOUR KISS MY WAMI COMPILATION NOW
WAM’s annual Kiss My WAMi compiles A-grade tracks by WA artists, and each WAM Member gets a FREE copy. If haven’t already collected via WAMCon, please swing by the WAM Office as we’d love to give you some local goodness!
SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC WITH THE PACK
The Pack Australia is a web-based streaming platform that will enable any business playing recorded music to stream curated, all original, all local music tailored to their individual spaces and business types. Follow the steps in the link to support a new player in the web streaming industry and possibly have your sound heard. There is also an opportunity to become an official ‘Pack’ Ambassador, with cross promo as part of the deal.
JOIN SIX8 NOW
Live music platform Six8 aims to bring live music into spaces where there previously was none, all the while allowing artists to be paid appropriately for their work. The service allows venues, and other live music hosts to browse the platform for artists based on genre, size, location and hourly rate. Already with an incredible 250+ artists involved, the platform is free to sign up for, with no subscription fees
SPACE TO HIRE AT MIDLAND JUNCTION CENTRE
Mundaring Arts Centre has recently expanded its services and taken up management of the Midland Junction Arts Centre. Located in beautiful surrounds in front of Juniper Gardens in the heart of Midland, the newly refurbished space features two generous gallery spaces, an intimate 135 seat auditorium, a leafy courtyard, rehearsal and printing spaces as well opportunities for artists to work in residence. If you are an arts based organisation wanting a space to hold an exhibition, workshop or performance, consider the Midland Junction Arts Centre.
AUDIOFLY PRESENTS THE NEW MATES ON STAGE PROGRAM
Audiofly officially re-launch their Mates On Stage program with a range of support packages to help those in the music industry. Their packages include complimentary cutting-edge in-ear monitors, bonus discounts and additional marketing support, which have helped the likes of Katy Steele, Slumberjack, Sydnee Cartee and many more. Could you be the next?
THE HEN HOUSE LIVE LOOKING FOR BAND OF ALL GENRES
The Hen House Live is currently looking for bands of all genres to play or launch their next release at the venue. If you haven’t been down yet The Hen House Live is a 100 capacity room attached to Badlands Bar located at 1/3 Aberdeen Street, East Perth perfect for putting on a memorable show! If you would like more information please email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDE OUT
Music Industry Inside Out is an online educational resource devoted to helping musicians across the country learn more about the industry. WAM Members receive a 20% discount on all individual monthly or annual memberships. To redeem this benefit email Kate at WAM: email@example.com to receive the discount voucher code, then head to the individual memberships page and add the discount voucher for the 20% discount.
The Western Australian New Music Archive is an interactive web portal presenting a collection of content related to the history of new music in Western Australia. You will find a range of material here including audio and video recordings, images, and a range of documents. The original collection has been drawn from the Tura and ABC Classic FM archives, but it is hoped that the collection will be added to through the participation of those involved in the new music scene in Western Australia. They’re also looking for WA releases to be added.
BUILDING BETTER REGIONS FUND – NOW OPEN
Building Better Regions Fund supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the future. The program will run over four years from 2016-17 to 2019-20.
There are two streams of funding available under the program:
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS STREAM– The minimum grant amount is $20,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million. You must complete your project by 31 December 2019.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS STREAM – The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum grant amount is $10 million, however given the nature of eligible projects we expect most grants will be under $100,000. You must complete your project within 12 months of executing the grant agreement with the Commonwealth and by 31 December 2019.
THAT SYNCING FEELING
Music company The Sync Report has hit the DIY market with a series of colourful videos that highlight the importance of sync licensing in the music industry. ‘The Slapman Series’ the animated short films introduce Slapper and his mohawked dog Mr Rex who promptly slap people who tell them that they are too lazy to build a fan base, get media attention and earn an income with their music. Designed for music managers and savvy artists, check it out.
If you have an opportunity for WA musicians or the music industry, email firstname.lastname@example.org for free promo!