Registrations are now open for QMusic’s free professional development series INDUSTRY CONNECT, set to begin in April, in partnership with venues and councils in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Cairns.
Planning a tour? Applications for the first round of Australia Council for the Arts - Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) are open now, closing on 5 February.
The CMTP supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.
A number of Queensland artists have received funding through the program in the last couple of years, including Jackie Marshall, Tia Gostelow, Karl S. Williams and The Ironing Maidens.
The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program.
In 2019, the grant rounds will close on:
- Tuesday 5 February for projects starting after 1 May 2019.
- Tuesday 1 October for projects starting after 1 January 2020.
Each round closes at midnight on the closing date. Technical and administrative support will not be available after 5pm on the closing date.
Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application approximately 12 weeks after the closing date.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Funding on a tour by tour basis is available to enable professional musicians to tour live music performances within Australia. Touring musicians must be performing original Australian contemporary music. Funding can be provided to performers, managers, agents, and music networks on behalf of professionals working in the Australian music industry.
For more information and to submit your application, click below.
Hookups are an opportunity to interact and network with fellow artists and industry from across your city, mingle with your peers and enjoy some food on us! PLUS we're giving you the chance to win a mentoring session with Gold Coast producer Paces. All you need to do is RSVP and attend Industry Connect Hookups at the Gold Coast, Sunny Coast, Ipswich or Brisbane.
Apply now for up to $5K funding support to host an event that creates an educational and/or collaborative community experience as part of Queensland Small Business Week. Applications close 3 March.
Looking to hone your studio skills? EQUALIZE is designed for female and non-binary APRA AMCOS members who are keen to further build their technical skills and industry knowledge to become a producer for screen, electronic/pop or recording full bands. Apply before 26 Feb!
Calling ALL songwriters! Songwriters worldwide are invited to enter the 2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition to go into the running for a career-changing A$50,000 first place cash prize, courtesy of APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG.