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OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding _June 19 2017

20 Jun

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from the likes of Needle in the Hay, RTRFM, ARIA, Tura’s Improv Program, Jazznow! Jazzcamp, Invisible Cities, Tura New Music Workshop with Aviva Endean plus many more…


JAZZNOW! JAZZCAMP

moreinfoIf you are a young aspiring musician (11-18) who is keen to learn about and have fun with jazz and improvisation, you are invited to the 2017 JazzNOW! Jazzcamp, which happens at WAAPA in the first week of the mid-year school holidays; Monday 3 – Friday 7 July. Email Project Manager Pete Jeavons: [email protected]


SOUTH BY SOUTH-WEST BAND SHOWCASES PANEL OPPORTUNITY

moreinfoSmart Australian artists and creative professionals will want to submit their applications for band showcases as well as film screenings and interactive panels & topics as  the 31st year of SXSW to be held in Austin, Texas March 9-18, 2018. Be a part of one of the most diverse, collaborative, and inventive communities. Applications open June 26 til  July 21.


RTRFM NEEDS TWO NEW PRESENTERS
moreinfoRTRFM’s long-running new-release program Out to Lunch is looking for two new Presenters. This is a rare opportunity to get on air and make yourself comfy – settling into a regular weekly spot to share your sounds with a loyal and large audience. They want to hear the latest and greatest local, national and international songs of diverse styles.  Email RTRFM’s Program Director Peter Barr to find out more details, with applications closing 5pm on Friday June 30.

INVISIBLE CITIES FREMANTLE ART APP

moreinfoInvisible Cities Fremantle, a participatory art project exploring relationships between people and place, is now live. The artist and human ecologist behind Invisible Cities, Asha Bee Abraham, has gathered 10 stories, however her hunt is ongoing. Participants are invited to contribute new stories for the rest of the year, with the project launching as part of the City of Fremantle’s Heritage Festival and concluding in late 2017. Of course we’d love to have it filled with musical discoveries…


RECLINK COMMUNITY CUP – EXPRESSIONS OF PLAYER INTEREST

moreinfoRTRFM are hosting their annual charity football game, the Reclink Community Cup, on September 3 and are looking for players! It’s RTR and community media vs musicians, and you don’t have to be a great footy player to have a whole lot of fun. If kicking the ball isn’t your thing, they’re looking for volunteers to help out on the day, or of course be a super cheer squad. Flick them an email ASAP if you’re keen. All funds raised from the game also go to Reclink.


SMARTPHONE-OGRAPHY WORKSHOP SERIES

moreinfo Want to learn how to make some great content using only your phone? Do Re Media are here to help, with two workshops on the July 8. Focusing on photography and graphics in the morning, and video in the afternoon, you can choose to do one, the other, or both. They’ll show you some tricks-of-the-trade to get you some content for your business (or band!), or just for some fun!


INDIE MIX POP CHOIR LEADER WANTED

moreinfo Indie Mix Pop Choir is a new, fun, alternative group singing experience for lovers of pop and indie music. They’re looking for someone to lead a new choir, who has experience performing contemporary indie, alternative, pop and rock music. You will lead the choir rehearsals of 50 – 100 members on a weekly basis, teaching the three vocal parts by repetition, and bringing all three parts together. Backing tracks, vocal and arrangements will be supplied, as will all equipment required to lead rehearsals. Send an application by email including a cover letter, outlining your experience and suitability for the job, and CV to [email protected] by 5pm 25 June. 


 SCREEN MUSIC AWARDS APPLICATIONS OPEN

moreinfoThe annual Screen Music Awards are presented by APRA AMCOS in conjunction with the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). The ceremony acknowledges excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition. Applications are now open across ten categories, and applications  close Tuesday 11 July, 5pm AEST.


SPACE TO HIRE AT MIDLAND JUNCTION CENTRE

moreinfo 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. 


CREATIVE SONICS LAB SHOWCASE

moreinfo Creative Sonics Lab Pty Ltd was created in February 2016 as a vehicle to allow young aspiring musicians an opportunity to pursue their dream of becoming recording artists in an environment where they learn about the industry as much as learning about the recording process. To date they have recorded about a dozen original artist, and are hosting a showcase of them at Mojos Bar Fremantle on Sunday June 25. If you’re interested in seeing what they do for artists, or even just to check out some up-and-coming local bands, check out the event.




PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN

 



NEEDLE IN THE HAY MUSIC COMPETITION

moreinfoRun by Happy Magazine, the Needle In The Hay competition is open to every artist in Australia. Simply submit your EP or LP – either released or unreleased – along with your band or project name and the $5 entry fee to go in the running to win a 250 x vinyl pressing, plus a slew of other sweet prizes from Audio-Technica, JBL and Enmore Audio. Entries close August 1 2017


ARIA MUSIC TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD

moreinfoFour ARIA nominees will be selected and partnered with an Aussie music legend who will visit your school or music tuition program, and help tell Australia about the incredible job they do. One teacher will then receive an ARIA Award as part of the 2017 ARIA Award celebrations. Entries close 21 July 2017


EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC WORKSHOP WITH AVIVA ENDEAN

moreinfoHosted by Tura New Music, this workshop is open to women-identifying, trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming artists, and artists of other gender identities. Musicians of all levels of experience with experimental music and improvisation are encouraged to apply. Bring your instrument or any sound-producing means and join in on listening and playing exercises and group-led activities. 4pm Wed 28 June.


K-TOWN PRODUCTIONS MEMBER BENEFITS 

Ktown Productions is a professional music studio that also includes a music video production business, based in Medina WA, and we’re happy to announce WAM Members now receive discounts.


SCENESTR PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY

This is your opportunity to get some coverage with scenestr. If your band, group or team is doing something great and interesting let them know! If have something interesting to share on Music, comedy, arts or fashion contact the team through the more info link.


AROUND THE SOUND PRESENTATION 

Around The Sound invites you to a very special event with Richard Gerver and a celebration of WA original music. One-hour presentation on ‘How to be successful in today’s changing music industry’ followed by a one-hour Q&A session with Richard Gerver 6.00pm – 8.00pm.  To RSVP email WAM’s admin officer Kate [email protected]


COUNTRY ARTS MEMBERSHIP CHANGES

In light of the changes to the membership constitution, and the desire to grow our membership, the Board of Country Arts WA has made membership free. Any member that paid prior to this date will retain the member benefits that were offered at that time for one year.


NANNUP MUSIC FESTIVAL 2018 APPLICATIONS

If you are keen to be part of the festival or know someone that is, now is the time to jump on board. Applications include acts, workshops, street theatre, arts and crafts… Think soap making or living with addiction, theatrical skills or saving the rhinos, macrame, activism or seed saving.. If you feel you have something to share, teach or display, do apply! Music is what they’re all about but these other bits are an important part of the weekend too.


BRYTE EMCEE’s Hip Hop Workshops for Schools and Communities

Bryte MC‘s services have been built to give young people the opportunity to design and create the popular music they have come to know and love, and he’s now available for Hip Hop Workshops for schools and communities. Bryte’s activities open doors to greater opportunities in the music industry, supplying participants with the first level knowledge needed to embark on a career in music production, song writing and live performance.


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 their venue from July onwards. 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 [email protected].


CALL OUT FOR WA MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY 

Independent publishing house Mysteria Maxima Media is asking you to submit photography of WA bands to be featured in their second issue of Mysteria Maxima Magazine.The images will be used in conjunction with a selection of lyrics by the band as well as a blurb on the band and photographer. Photos can be emailed along with a description of the shot to [email protected]


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.


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.


 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.


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.


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.


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 head to the individual memberships page and add the discount voucher for the 20% discount.


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


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


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.


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.


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 2: 5.00pm, Thursday 19 October 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]


ROADIE SHINES SPOT LIGHT ON THE PATH TO SUCCESS

Kalgoorlie born and Perth based entrepreneur Jared Nelson, 35, is looking to give back what he has learnt to the job seeking community through Behind the Wall. The vision behind the business is to give participants of training courses the current essential skills and knowledge to be able to approach employers with the confidence that they can be a helpful assistant and learn more on the job. Courses are now open.


If you have an opportunity, email [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.