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OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding _May 11 2017

11 May

More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from the likes of Country Arts, Bryte MC, Audiofly, The Hen House Live, scenestr, Around The Sound with Richard Gerver and Mysteria Maxima Media  plus many more…



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].


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]


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]




PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN

 



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


 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.


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 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


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.


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


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.