OPPORTUNITIES: More jobs, band comps & funding_ Oct 27 2016
More music related jobs, funding deadlines and competitions for acts and music industry peeps to get ahead, including from WAMCon, Fringe World, Australia Council for the Arts, Noranda’s Christmas Festival, AiR Commission Summer School, Falls Festival and more!
WAMCON 1-on-1 REGISTRATIONS CLOSING THIS FRIDAY
Next Friday and Saturday 4 & 5 November, WAM will be hosting its annual WAMCon. Bigger and better than ever with 71+ speakers, 14 panels, 100+ FREE 1-on-1 speed dates (which close THIS FRIDAY 11.59pm) plus more! Get sorted to boost your music career and snap your tix via Eventopia. Also don’t forget: The QuayNote Boat Party ballot closes this coming Monday 31 October 10AM. What are you waiting for?!!
AUSTRALIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS RECRUITING
Every year The Australian Council for the Arts award millions to the contemporary music sector. Currently they are recruiting peer assessors to join the arts peer pool, in making decisions that would affect sector. If you feel up to the challenge in making the best decisions possible for our contemporary music industry, apply now! Nominations will be closing 5 November and won’t be opening for another 3 years!
THE HUNT IS ON
With a current whopper of a lineup: Peking Duk, Sticky Fingers, San Cisco, Catfish and The Bottlemen plus stacks of others, Southbound is on the search for a WA act to jump on their lineup. It’s super simple! All you have to do: upload your music to triple j Unearthed by November 6. Don’t fret though if you’re tracks are still pending on deadline day, all tracks are heard, even those uploaded before a winner is decided upon.
WORK WITH FRINGE FOR THEIR 2017 FESTIVITIES
Fringe World are currently on the lookout for awesome people to help make next year’s Fringe festivities the best yet! Applications for various positions are now open. Contract periods and application closing dates for these amazing opportunities vary. Check out, ‘More info’ on how to apply.
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!
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED BUT STILL OPEN
COMP TO FALLS OVER FOR
This year’s Falls Music and Arts Festival is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet scheduled over New Year’s, but for the first time, Falls is making four stops around the country, including in Fremantle. triple j Unearthed is looking for an act to play the debut WA event, so to enter, just upload your best tracks to triplejunearthed.com by November 6.
JUMPCLIMB INTO THIS
JumpClimb are currently in the process of bookings [email protected] for their 2016/2017 series. This is a free outdoor concert in various parks and reserves throughout the City of Subiaco. They are looking for accessible live acts that would suit this series.
FREE THE LAW
Arts Law are coming to Perth to run some advice clinics in partnership with Artsource, Thursday 20 October at the King Street Arts Centre. Arts Law have opened up the opportunity for West Australian artists and organsiations to book in for a legal advice appointment with the Director – Legal Services Delwyn Everard. The appointments are 40 minutes long, and artists can discuss a specific legal problem or just spend some time talking about the tricky legal questions they might have with a lawyer. If you are interested in taking part bookings are essential. At the moment there are six appointments available, all the details on the appointment times and how to book here.
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 or composing a score to an existing work, we’re open to anything. Event dates are July 6-19 2017 with ideas to be submitted by November 30. Email your idea here or call Richard on 0448 007 233 to talk.
SHOWCASE YOUR WORK AT STATE REGIONAL ARTS
Country Arts WA are providing the opportunity for Western Australian artists, art organisations and communities to showcase their work on a state-wide level at the 2017 State Regional Arts Conference. Applicants can apply for up to $15,000 to for the development of their project, activity in all art forms including visual arts, theatre, dance, creative writing, music, multi-media and cultural projects including recording and preservation of language & stories are eligible. Successful applicants must be available to showcase their work in free presentations at the State Regional Arts Conference at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (MPAC) on 12 – 15 October 2017. Applications close 28 October 2016.
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 protected]
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.
FINAL CALL FOR CATALYST GRANT APPLICATIONS
Catalyst closes 30 September 2016 for projects starting from 1 January 2017. CAN will host two FREE events to assist applicants seeking funding for their community arts project, or community artists seeking research and development grants. Catalyst funding has contributed to WAM’s regional programs and is a great place to start for community artists.
THE UNIFIED GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT
UNIFIED announce their brand new initiative- The Unified Grant, comprising of five x $5000 grants. The grants are offered to driven young creatives who want to work in music but don’t play an instrument eg. photographers, producers, videographers, graphic designers. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 31 October 2016.
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 [email protected]
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.
PIRATE88 TRACK OF THE YEAR
The Pirate88 2016 Track of the Year song contest is open! There are five categories to choose from, including Fremantle, Western Australia, Youth-Global, Australia, and the World. Applications close Monday 31 October 2016.
DCA GRANTS PROGRAM
The new DCA Grants Program has just been announced, with changes 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.