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2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship

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2019 Grant McLennan Fellowship

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.

Double Your Fundraising

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Double Your Fundraising

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.

BIG SKY GIRLS Returns

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BIG SKY GIRLS Returns

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.

SXSW: Apply to Showcase

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SXSW: Apply to Showcase

​Every year around 2,000 artists from every corner of the world join together in Austin, Texas to perform and celebrate together at SXSW. Applications to showcase in 2020 are open now! If you're thinking of applying get along to the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA Export Masterclass in Brisbane on 16 July and find out all the things to know before you show.

Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award

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Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award

Apply now for the Smugglers of Light Music & Media Award! The $12,000 grant supports the professional development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music and/or media practitioner. Submissions close 12 July, 5PM AEST.

Arts Queensland Individuals Fund

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Arts Queensland Individuals Fund

Applications for Round Two of the Arts Queensland Individuals Fund, offering up to $10K, close 16 August. Find out how singer songwriter Tia Gostelow received support through Arts Queensland which helped her write, record and tour her QMA Album of the Year winning record Thick Skin.

Unearthed High: Class of 2019

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Unearthed High: Class of 2019

Entries for Unearthed High 2019 are now open, so if you're in high school and you’re a band, solo artist, producer or rapper, upload your tracks before midnight Monday 29 July.

National Folk Festival: Apply to Play

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National Folk Festival: Apply to Play

Performer applications for the 2020 National Folk Festival are open now! Queensland is a featured state, so programmers will be looking for something special from the Sunshine State! Apply before 12 July.

AWMAs Return in 2019

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AWMAs Return in 2019

Nominations are now open for the second annual Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) returning to Brisbane on 8 – 9 October, 2019. Nominations close 23 July.

Get Your Music on Vinyl!

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Get Your Music on Vinyl!

Needle in the Hay is an annual competition and event run by Happy Mag which champions and empowers emerging Australian bands and musicians at a time they need it most in their careers. Enter by 26 July.

Robb Potts International Exchange Program

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Robb Potts International Exchange Program

The Nashville-based Country Music Association has announced a new international exchange program in honour of late great Australian country music promoter Robb Potts. Applications are open now for the four-week, industry-focused program and will close 30 June.

APRA Professional Development Awards

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APRA Professional Development Awards

​APRA AMCOS have announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards offering nine individual winners $15,000 each. Applications are open now and close on Thursday 27 June.