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Applications Open For The 2022 Billy Thorpe Scholarship

$10,000 Recording Grant For Early-Career Artists Open

The Billy Thorpe Scholarship returns for 2022, funded by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, with applications open until 11:59 AEST 21 October 2021 for all Queensland emerging artists to apply.

The Billy Thorpe Scholarship provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment. 

Applicants are invited to join the likes of Sam Hales (The Jungle Giants), Greta Stanley, Jeremy Neale, Beckah Amani and more and take their career to the next level!

The winner of the Billy Thorpe Scholarship will be announced at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards, taking place on Tuesday 29 March at The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley.

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“Getting this scholarship means so much. It means I can write music the way I want to, present it the way I want to, explore different narratives and just produce some great music.”

Beckah Armani
2021 Billy Thorpe Scholarship Recipent

Gold Coast-based singer-songwriter Beckah Amani (pictured above) won the award at the Queensland Music Awards in 2021, and has followed her success by supporting Tones and I at a sold-out Riverstage, as well as winning two Gold Coast Music Awards for Song and Video of the Year.

Applications are open now for the 2022 Billy Thorpe Scholarship closing 11:59 pm (AEST) 21 October 2021.

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