WAAX, Hatchie and Bree Tranter dominate the stacked list of Queenslanders nominated for the 2019 National Live Music Awards (NLMAs)! Topping the overall list of nominees for the 54 awards are Stella Donnelly and Electric Fields who hold six and five nominations, respectively.
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.
The 2020 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs), produced by QMusic and taking place on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at The Fortitude Music Hall, has unveiled an exciting new Major Award category with the Emerging Artist Of The Year Award.
Open to all early-career Queensland musicians, entries are open now and close midnight, Thursday 24 October 2019.
The Award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.
Recipients of the career changing award include Angie McMahon, Ecca Vandal, Mojo Juju, Deline Briscoe, Amanda Cole,
Imogen Clark, Beatrice Lewis, Pru Montin and Niran Dasika. Jess Hitchcock wins Smugglers of Light Music and Media Award.
Levi's Music Prize awarded to blind Sudanese Refugee Gordan Koang on final day of biggest ever event. With record crowds enjoying some of the hottest new acts on the Australian live music scene, BIGSOUND 2019 closes the curtains today and announces The Levi’s® Music Prize winner - Gordon Koang.
With the countdown well and truly on for the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards, the event has begun its rollout of exciting program details ahead of the October Awards Ceremony and Concert at the Brisbane Powerhouse!
Leading the announcement, the reveal of the 2019 AWMA Program speakers include Amy Sheppard, Yumi Stynes, Deborah Cheetham, Kween G, and Kim ‘Busty Beatz’ Bowers, along with an Awards Concert that traverses Opera, Roots, Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock and even a “Guitarmagedon”.