Applications are 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. Applications close 23 September, 2019.
The second round of Arts Queensland's 2019 Individuals Fund is now open, offering up to $10,000 per application for artists and cultural workers to participate in transformational professional and career development opportunities.
The fund's objectives are to:
- Propel careers to the next level of professionalism
- Reward and recognise outstanding individual artists and cultural workers
- Fast track development of talent and leadership
- Develop new markets and new audiences for new work
- Offer significant and inspirational opportunities for professional development and to expand industry networks.
Applications close at 4pm on 16 August 2019, for activities starting after 8 November 2019.
For more information and to start your application, click below.
In 2017 singer songwriter Tia Gostelow received support through the Individuals Fund which assisted her in writing, recording and touring her 2019 Queensland Music Awards Album of the Year winning record Thick Skin.
Tia received $1551 through the Individuals Fund to attend the Native Tongue Writing Camp on the Central Coast of NSW in November 2017, where she worked on songs for Thick Skin and gained experience in production.
In 2018 Tia received $27,166 through the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) to record her debut album and an additional $4400 through the Playing Queensland Fund for the Queensland component of the national tour to support the album.
To find out more about how Arts Queensland helped Tia Gostelow build her career, read the full case study below.
Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, music writer and industry figure Vivien Goldman, Frontier Touring’s Sahara Herald and acclaimed artist Mojo Juju join the stellar 2019 speaker lineup. With the new keynote announcement comes the unveiling of the BIGSOUND 2019 Official Party program, with Purple Pass holders in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events.
This year's legendary BIGSOUND party schedule has landed, with a heap of returning favourites and exciting new offerings! Purple Pass holders are in for a real treat with no less than 16 official events, check out the full list!
QMusic have partnered with Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and The Events Centre to present POINT, an immersive event featuring multi-art projections, installations and some of the country’s most exciting emerging and established music acts taking place Friday 30 Aug. Check out the lineup!
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 Wed 14 August.
Over the past three years BIG SKY GIRLS has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland. Applications for 2019 are open now, closing 10 August.