Applications are now open for the prestigious $25,000 Grant McLennan fellowship, an incredible opportunity for QLD songwriters to travel to New York, London or Berlin for up to six months and use the experience of being immersed in a foreign and vibrant musical culture to further develop their own artistic skills.
Brewer Victoria Bitter is bringing back VB HARD YARDS, putting three bands (one each from QLD, NSW/ACT and VIC) on the road in October.
Last year three upcoming Aussie acts got to share the stage with punk rock legends Cosmic Psychos, and this year organisers have promised some huge headliners will be joining the winners on tour.
The lineup will be announced in August, with winners getting to play shows in Melbourne, Brisbane, Newcastle and Sydney (with flights and accomodation included) plus $5000 cash, a pre-paid rehearsal room, professional press shots and exposure via Hard Yards media.
“It’s hard work for touring bands. Booking supports, venues, lighting, logistics, luggage, and even just establishing an audience for your band in different cities, is no easy feat. But VB are going to give three young bands the chance to get a bit of help with load in … so to speak.”Ross Knight
Wed 3 October Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Thurs 4 October The Foundry, Brisbane
Fri 5 October The Cambridge, Newcastle
Sat 6 October The Lansdowne, Sydney
Entries close 15 July, click below!
Founded in QLD, I Heart Songwriting Club is helping to close the gender gap in the music industry, with a huge 76% female membership in Australia, and they have a heap of free events coming up around Brisbane!
Brisbane Pop Rock outfit KB Theory have just released a brand new single out in the world, and it's getting some serious spins on radio around the country thanks to knowledge they gained at Industry Connect!
Raising funds for your project or organisation? Applications for matched funding through Creative Partnerships Australia and the Australian Cultural Fund are open from now until 15 August.