OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding_ Nov 29 2016
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from triple j, Groovin the Moo, YouthFocus, APRA AMCOS and more!
WAM ‘SOUNDS OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN’ COMPILATION
Following the successes of previous ‘Sounds Of’’ projects, WAM is excited to announce Sounds Of The Great Southern, is now on the hunt to uncover songs from a diverse range of artists from the Great Southern region of Western Australia. Our “Sounds Of” project brings recording studios to regional centres, building a pop-up studio in a house and recording original tracks for a compilation album. Register your interest to feature on the ‘Sounds Of The Great Southern’ compilation by 16 January 2017
LANEWAY FESTIVAL SEARCHING FOR TRIPLE J UNEARTHED ACT TO JOIN BILL
triple j Unearthed and Laneway Festival are looking for one act from WA, SA, NSW/ACT, VIC, or QLD to join the bill in the respective cities. Be sure to update your Artist Profile on the triple j Unearthed site to make your submission count. Profiles must be updated by December 11 2016.
KISS MY WAMI CD AVAILABLE NOW
Holy shamoley, #WAMFest was WAMAZING!!! We’ll have a rundown next week (we’re still getting our breaths back), but for the moment please be reminded that all WAM Members can swing by the WAM office to pick up a FREE copy of Kiss My WAMi right now. You can also stream the CD on our website, just follow the link.
SHOOT THE MOO IS BACK FOR 2017
The SHOOT THE MOO competition is returning for its fourth year, offering budding snappers aged between 16 – 25 the opportunity to shoot D.R.A.M. from the pit at the front of stage at Groovin The Moo, under the guidance of one of the touring GTM photography team. You’ll need to submit three of your finest photos and explain in 150 words or less why you should win. Submissions close 13 February 2017.
ROYALTIES FOR REGIONS CREATIVE REGIONS FUNDING
There are two opportunities available to regional local governments, communities, artists and arts organisations, managed by the Department of Culture and the Arts:
New Work In The House is a new initiative to commission the creation and development of new performance-based work relevant to regional WA. The work will then premiere in regional venues or as part of a regional festival. It’s open now and starts with a Pitch. You can film it, animate it, digitise it, or just keep it simple and write it. Submissions close 15 December 2016.
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.
APRA AMCOS ART MUSIC FUND GRANT OPPORTUNITY
Art music composers have the chance to share in $100,000 worth of funding to create new commissioned, work thanks to the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund. The funding is available for the creation of commissioned work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. Applications close on the 21 February 2017 at 5pm (AEDT).
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.
YOUTHFOCUS FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY
YouthFocus are looking for a WA local act to perform at their fundraiser held at Mojo’s Bar in Fremantle. YouthFocus is a not for profit organisation that provides free counseling services to young people aged 12-25, plus specialised mental health training to community, education and corporate clients. The fundraiser will be held on the 17 January 2017, and they’d love to hear from anyone interested in playing or help out.
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
DCA GRANTS PROGRAM
The 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.
NOW OPEN: FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL QUEST YOUTH SONG-WRITING COMPETITION
Now in its sixth year, the folk, world and roots music original song-writing competition for young West Australians is back in 2017 with four chances to win – Song: Craft, Song: Performance, Age 12-15 and Age 16-18. Entries must be submitted by 5 pm, 3 March 2017!
VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR NANNUP MUSIC FESTIVAL
Help bring the Nannup Music Festival to life and be part of a community that loves music! Applications are now open for various volunteer positions, be sure to sign up quick to avoid missing out.
ACTS WANTED FOR NORANDA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
This year Noranda Village Shopping Centre will be a hosting their Village Christmas Street Festival, Sunday 4 December, for all ages 11am – 3pm. Noranda is currently looking for acts and choirs to perform at the fest for a 30minute set. Don’t miss your chance! Flick an email here for an application form.
CREATIVITY, INNOVATION & CONFIDENCE
Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 January 2017, Murdoch University will be hosting Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Commission Summer School. A three day professional learning event (presentations, practical workshops, morning tea, plus more) designed to help teachers and teaching artists prepare for the implementation of the WA Curriculum: The Arts, P-Year 10 syllabus. Places are limited, so register now!
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.
Rev 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
Would 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@example.com.
FLYING MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION 2017 SOLO MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP
The 2017 Solo Music Scholarship program will fund scholarships to high school students who have been nominated by their band/music director. This scholarship is unique as it offers the recipient the opportunity to learn to fly. The selected student will be awarded a flight training scholarship with a participating flight instructor or school in his or her area. Flying Musicians Association members will be there to mentor that student pilot in both aspirations — aviation and music. Deadline for nominations is Tuesday 31 January 2017.
FREE PROMO OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTS/CULTURAL EDUCATION
Do 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
X-PRESS.COM.AU IS BACK ONLINE!
After a year of X-Press content only being visible to the public via themusic.com.au the full site for X-Press Magazine is now accessible and flowing with new content . Keep up to date online with everything entertainment in Perth including extensive event guides and reviews.
APRA FESTIVAL LINKS
Festivals are a great opportunity to play to new audiences, but landing a coveted spot requires some serious planning and research – performer applications can open as early as a year in advance. Thanks to APRA’s How to: Get programmed on a festival page, you can find out some hot tips and check out upcoming festivals worth applying for.