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OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding _Apr 26 2017

26 Apr

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from the likes of WAM, SAE, Jack Rabbit Slim’s, Perth Blues Club, BIGSOUND Festival, Music Matters, National Live Music Awards, #MyFreoStory, APRA Professional Development Awards, Tura’s iMprov, CHASS Australia Prizes, Unsigned Only, anzuk and Life In Pictures film competitions plus many more…


APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR APRA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS’ 17 – CLOSES  TODAY

moreinfo A game changing opportunity for songwriters & composers, APRA AMCOS has announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of many locals. This year, a new dance/electronic category has been added to the APRA Professional Development Awards, bringing the total number of awards to nine. Each recipient will receive a $15,000 cash prize to support their development.

Applications for the 2017 APRA Professional Development Awards close at 5pm AEST on Thursday 27 April.


BIGSOUND APPLICATIONS OPEN PLUS $100K MUSIC PRIZES

moreinfoApplications are now open for a rare chance to perform in front of some of the most influential figures in the international music industry at BIGSOUND, the southern hemisphere’s biggest showcase of new music. BIGSOUND Festival 2017 will take place Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 September in Brisbane and will see the introduction of the Levi’s® Music Prize of $100K annually. Applications close midnight Sunday 7 May 2017.


IMPROV PROGRAM & WORKSHOP

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Tura’s iMprov program aims to assist in the development of new and emerging improvisational artists. Once a month on a Monday, the iMprov series presents experimental and exploratory improvisation at bar Four5Nine at the Rosemount HotelThe program also provides a monthly workshop for improvisers to work alongside local, national and international mentors who specialize in the field of improvised music performance.

Contact [email protected] if you are are interested in participating.


PLAY JACK RABBIT SLIM’S JAM-BOREE

moreinfoJack Rabbit Slim’s is looking for bands to play their JAM-BOREE band comp, with 3 heats taking place at Flyrite starting April 28. Bands can win $500 cash plus a chance to support a big-name artist at Jack Rabbit Slim’s. JAM-BOREE is a band comp with a twist – the audience chooses the winner by way of a vote. To register your band/act, send an email to [email protected] with links to your music and socials.


SAE PERTH INFO NIGHT

moreinfoSAE Perth is hosting an information night on Thursday 27 April to provide prospective students an overview of the courses they offer, take a tour of them campus facilities and equipment and one-on-one question time with lecturers and the enrolment team.


CHASS AUSTRALIA PRIZES

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Nominations are currently open for the 2017 CHASS Australia Distinctive Work Prize, which is for an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy in 2016. This cash prize of $3,500 is being sponsored by Routledge. The nominated work must have some relevance to Australian cultural and intellectual life. Nominations will close at 5pm on 30 June.


UNSIGNED ONLY MUSIC COMPETITION

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Unsigned Only is designed for solo artists, bands, and singers all over the world who are looking for exposure, recognition, and a chance to be noticed by industry professionals. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $20,000 in cash and one-on-one mentoring by an elite group of record company executives. All prizes are listed on the Prize page.


ANZUK MUSIC TEACHERS

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anzuk are looking for passionate music teachers ready to hit the ground running in schools across Perth’s suburbs. Looking for qualified teachers with a valid TRBWA registration. Apply now for your opportunity to become a teacher with one of Australia’s leading teaching agencies offering both day to day relief and contract opportunities.


PERTH BLUES CLUB 25TH ANNIVERSARY SURVEY

moreinfoThe Perth Blues Club (PBC) is 25 years old this year and wants to find out what the club means to you and what significant experiences you have had there! To answer these questions they are undertaking a survey of members, musicians and others that have attended or still attend the regular Tuesday night performances and special events at The Charles Hotel and elsewhere. Please provide your response by the end of April 2017.


WIN A SHARE OF $3K IN #MYFREOSTORY VIDEO COMP

moreinfoThe City of Fremantle (a Major Partner for our WAM Song Of The Year comp) is again 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 $3,000 prize pool. Upload your video before 22 May 2017.


MUSIC MATTERS 2017 SHOWCASE IN SINGAPORE: ARTIST APPLICATIONS OPEN

moreinfoApplications are now open for the 12th Annual Music Matters Live in Singapore, Asia Pacific’s entertainment industry gateway taking place September 9-13, 2017. Applications close Friday 26 May.


LIFE IN PICTURES SHORT FILM COMP

moreinfoShow off your music recording and mastering for movie skills and submit a two-minute film for the Life in Pictures short film competition. Life in Pictures is open to individuals and organisations in three age categories (under 17, 18-59, & 60 and over), with a total prize pool valued at up to $20,000. Applications close Wednesday 31 May.


NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS 2017 APPLICATIONS

The National Live Music Awards applications are open, offering a chance for artists, venues and events to connect with judges and put themselves forward for consideration for the 2017 awards. Artists will be able to connect NLMA’s Judges via a new form on the NLMA website, which encourages artists to provide live videos as well as information on upcoming shows that judges may be able to attend. Applications close Monday 31 July.




PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN

 



DCA GRANTS PROGRAM
moreinfoThe new DCA Grants Program has been changed, 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.


CELEBRATE YOUR COMMUNITY RADIO STATION 

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The CBAA Community Radio Awards promote and recognise excellence in community broadcasting, acknowledging the accomplishments of stations and their programs. To find out more about the 2017 Awards categories, criteria and how to enter, download this guide. Entries close on 8 May.


WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: MUSIC INDUSTRY INSIDE OUT 

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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 protected] to receive the discount voucher code, then dead to the individual memberships page and add the discount voucher for the 20% discount.


AMP’S TOMORROW FUND IS OFFERING $1 MILLION IN GRANTS

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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians, puppeteers, playwrights, designers and arts champions. Grants of between $10,000 to $100,000 can cover a range of activities, including training, travel and equipment costs, living expenses, rent and research. Applications open Monday 3 April 2017 and close at 4pm (AEST) on Tuesday 16 May 2017.


OPPORTUNITY TO OWN LOCAL MUSIC ICON X-PRESS MAGAZINE
moreinfoPublishers of X-Press Magazine and X-Press Digital Media, iconic Australian brands in the field of entertainment and culture, is seeking expressions of interest from an interested party to purchase or licence the digital media business. For more information contact Joe Cipriani: [email protected]


BUSKERS BY THE CREEK FESTIVAL CALL OUT FOR PERTH PERFORMERS

moreinfoReturning for its fourth year, Buskers by the Creek is ready to hear from performers who will surprise, delight and entertain at Winders Park, Currumbin Creek, 14 and 15 October 2017, with applications open 10 March at  www.buskersbythecreek.com.au/buskers


DCA GRANT WRITING INFORMATION SESSION

moreinfoIn partnership with Artsource, the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) is hosting a FREE full-day Grant Writing workshop for Artsource members at the King Street Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April 2017. The workshop consists of a morning Information Session from 10am–12pm and an afternoon Masterclass from 12-4pm.Registrations are open now.


CLIPPED MUSIC VIDEO FESTIVAL OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

moreinfoCLIPPED Music Video Festival is Australia’s premiere music video festival, dedicated to promoting and celebrating the best of Australia and New Zealand’s artists in the field. We have just announced that submission for the video clip competition are now open until May 1st 2017.


ANZAC CENTENARY PRODUCTION AND COMMISSIONING FUND
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Supports high-quality, wide-reaching artistic creations and events that commemorate the Anzac Centenary. The objectives of the fund are to:

  • give every Australian the opportunity to access high quality arts and cultural activities that commemorate the Anzac Centenary
  • enable Australia’s cultural institutions, artists and arts organisations to explore Anzac Centenary issues and themes to enhance our understanding of the Anzac legacy.

Closes 30 June 2017.


STATE VOLUNTEERING CONFERENCE REGIONAL GRANTS

moreinfoOffering grants to cover travel and accommodation costs for around 50 Conference attendees from regional WA to attend the WA State Volunteering Conference 2017 being held in Perth on 12 &13 June.


COMMUNITY RADIO & TV IS YOU COMP
moreinfoThe Community Broadcasting Foundation aka CBF have opened their Community Radio & TV is YOU – Photo Competition 2017. Win up to $1,000 CASH! PLUS, winning images are featured in the CBF Annual Report, online and promoted to the media.  There is a $500 station prize too! The theme?  YOU – the people of community radio and TV. There are two categories:
1.      CREATORS – volunteers and staff of community radio & TV stations
2.      CONSUMERS – listeners and viewers of community radio and TV, including online

Competition is open now and closes on 30 June 2017.


MAKE PLACE- MONTHLY GIGS
moreinfoBased in Mandurah, Make Place will be available one Thursday night per month for music artists to play a gig. Tickets will be $10 at the door with all proceeds going to whoever is playing.  All events will be BYO. Thursday 2nd March will feature a Songwriter’s Session by Jasmine Atkins and Nate Lansdell supported by Navana. More on that will be out on social media shortly. The other dates we have booked in at this stage are 6 April and 4 May. If you are interested in playing a gig solo or with other musos on either of these dates please contact [email protected]


GENDER IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SURVEY
moreinfoA survey is being conducted by an honors student in Adelaide. and are conducting research into how people working in the music industry in Australia experience and perceive the effect of gender. Participants must be 18 and over, live in Australia and have worked, or been working in the music industry for 5 years or more. The survey is available here. If you have queries or concerns about this research, please contact: [email protected]


WAM MEMBER BENEFIT: AUDIOFLY

moreinfoLeading Perth headphones and audio business Audiofly are offering 20% off their entire Audiofly range to WAM members. For the members to receive this discount, they just need to email [email protected] with their WAM members number or you can call the store directly on 08 6555 1800 with your membership number to arrange a listening session and purchase in-store.


SCORCHER FEST NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR ACTS
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 to play Scorcherfest (now at Badlands) are being taken now. Tickets are priced at $10 and acts receive $7 for every online ticket they sell online from scratch. Engineer and venue expenses supplied. Get in early or miss the boat for a huge 30 act show at Badlands. All genres, ages and backgrounds accepted.

Apply now for the May 2017 event.


 WANMA PORTAL
moreinfoThe 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
moreinfoBuilding Better Regions Fund 
supports the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities into the futureThe program will run over four years from 2016-17 to 2019-20.

There are two streams of funding available under the program:
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS STREAMThe 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.


CITY OF JOONDALUP $10,000 GRANT ROUNDS 
moreinfoThe Arts Development Scheme closing dates for 2017. The aim of the scheme is to bring professional performing arts companies and artists into the City of Joondalup. Funding is available to professional performing arts organizations in Western Australia to develop an audience base in the northern metropolitan area of Perth. They are looking for exciting interdisciplinary projects to bring into Joondalup!
Round 1: 5.00pm, Thursday 13 April 2017
Round 2: 5.00pm, Thursday 19 October 2017


ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS CREATIVE REGIONS FUNDING
moreinfoManaged by the Department of Culture and the Arts, the Artists In The House is a residencies fund for Local Government Authorities (LGAs) or not-for-profit organisations that own or operate eligible performing arts venues and entertainment centres in regional WA. Funding will support the costs of professional WA performing artists to be in residence at a venue, and collaborate with local communities and arts organisations. Artists in the House opens in February 2017.


SUPPORTING LOCAL MUSIC WITH THE PACK
moreinfoThe 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.

 


 THAT SYNCING FEELING
moreinfoMusic 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.


REV UP
moreinfoRev is calling out to WA musicians to come forward with music meets film ideas for possible presentation at the July 2017 event – which is incidentally celebrating its 20th anniversary. Rev has a long history in presenting high-quality music/film concepts from Goblin Plays Suspiria, to Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steven Severin to Phillip Johnston playing Melies to Viola Dana playing Buster Keaton to Sonic Youth’s Lee Renaldo’s own brand of performance. If you have an idea we’d love to hear it – whether it be moving image art based experimentation.


WANTED: MUSICIANS AND MUSIC FANS FOR INTERVIEWS ABOUT MUSIC IN RURAL SPACES
moreinfoWould you like to be interviewed for an innovative PhD project about music making and consuming within rural spaces? Are you involved in or know about a rural based music scene? Are you between the ages of 14 and 30 years and live in the Margaret River region? In conjunction with Griffith University School of Cultural Research, this research project is recruiting participants for 45 minute face –to-face interviews. If you are available for an interview contact Lisa Nikulinsky on [email protected]


FREE PROMO OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTS/CULTURAL EDUCATION
moreinfoDo 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 [email protected]

 

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.