The Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival is now calling for submissions for the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival Commission. Previous commissions have resulted in the creation of extraordinary new works by Tilman Robinson, Gian Slater, Fran Swinn, Jex Saarelaht, Colin Hopkins, Erik Griswold, and Ren Walters, consistently proving to be an important annual event for creative music in Australia.
The Commission provides $1500 to a composer to write an extended work of at least 30 minutes for an ensemble (greater than five piece) of his or her choice and also provides rehearsal and performance fees for up to ten ensemble players.
The commissioned work is to be presented at the 2013 Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, on Sunday May 5th, 2013 at Northcote Town Hall.
Interested parties are asked to provide the following:
In preparing their proposal, applicants may like to consider the following questions:
The proposal and biography should be emailed to . Audio support material should either be hosted online (ie. Soundcloud), with links clearly labeled and provided via email, or sent on a CD to:
Melbourne Jazz Fringe Festival, Commission Submission
C/o 15 Latrobe Street
Applications must be received by no later than 5pm, Friday March 15th; the winning submission will be announced on March 22nd. Interstate and international applicants please note The Commission does not cover the cost of airfares or accommodation. Applicants must be Australian Citizens. For enquires regarding The Commission including submission and performance / rehearsal fees contact: Sonja Horbelt
For more info visit www.melbournejazzfringe.com.
Adelaide City Council are offering Community Programs and Events Grants to support projects, events, exhibitions and/or performances which contribute to the City of Adelaide as a vibrant and stimulating place for people to live, work and visit. For more information visit http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/council/programs/grants.html
Arts ACT offer grants including 'Start-Up' grants for young artists and festival funding. To find out more, visit www.arts.act.gov.au, email ARTS ACT - or call (02) 6207 2384.
Arts NSW have a range of grants to support projects, programs and individuals.
Some current grant initiatives include touring, quick response, industry development and more.
For more information, visit www.arts.nsw.gov.au, email ARTS NSW or call 1800 358 594.
Arts NT are offering a range of grants to support artists, festivals and community events. For more information, visit www.arts.nt.gov.au, email ARTS NT - or call 1800 678 237.
Arts QLD have a range of grants available to artists in a variety of categories. These include training, touring and career development.
For more information visit www.arts.qld.gov.au, email ARTS QLD - or call 1800 175 531.
Arts SA have a range of grants available to artists and individuals for marketing, creating festivals, touring, and more.
For more information, visit www.arts.sa.gov.au, email ARTS SA - or call (08) 8463 5444.
Arts Tasmania have a wide range of grants available to organisations, individuals and young artists. They also offer low-interest loans.
For more information, visit www.arts.tas.gov.au, email ARTS Tasmania - or call 1800 247 308 (Tasmania Only).
ARTS VIC are offering a range of grants available to artists varying from touring assistance grants and CD recording grants. For more information, visit www.arts.vic.gov.au, email ARTS VIC - or call 1800 134 894.
Asialink is offering fantastic opportunities for Australian Citizens/Permanent Residents who have at least three years experience in their field to live and work in the Asian region.
Residencies are usually of three to four months duration and each residency offers a specified amount of funding and initial contacts. For more information, visit www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au, email Swee Lim
Australia Council have on offer a wide range of grants available to Australian artists. There are numerous grants covering a range of disciplines including recording, promotion, touring and much more, as well as support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
For more information, visit www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants
These information sessions run for about two hours and cover:
For dates and information, click here.
Each year the Australian Government provides numerous grants and funding opportunities to artists. These primarily cover touring and festivals.
For more information visit www.arts.gov.au/funding.
The Big Brother Movement offers cash grants to talented young Australians to visit Britain to gain further experience in their chosen pursuits. For further information, email
The Breakthrough program provides funding to emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands to produce a high quality recording of original tracks, suitable for broadcasting and commercial release. The program aims to provide greater exposure for the talent and creativity of Indigenous musicians as well as increase national and international audiences for Australian Indigenous contemporary music.
Breakthrough will fund up to $25,000 per successful applicant for eligible costs to help produce a high quality recording of their original tracks. Funding is available for two successful applicants.
For more information, click here.
A maximum grant of $20,000 is available to support young and emerging artists (between 17 and 30 years of age as of the closing date) to participate in national or international training and development programs that support their career development. Applicants must be nominated by an individual or organisation from within the arts and cultural sector. The fellowship activity can include travel and study, secondment to an organisation, tuition, professional mentoring and instruction or a combination of these activities. Grants recipients will be asked to identify with Council opportunities to showcase the benefits of the fellowship in Brisbane. This may include participation in a city events program, contribution to an exhibition or a presentation. For more information, visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au, call 07 3403 8888 or download an application form here.
ACCELERATE is an innovative cultural leadership initiative for talented Indigenous Australians working in the creative industries.
Through an intensive, fully funded programme that includes individually tailored leadership development, mentoring and industry placements in Australia and the UK, it offers outstanding applicants a unique opportunity to develop as cultural leaders.
ACCELERATE is tailored to meet the needs of individual participants, with components taking place in Australia and the UK. Eight shortlisted applicants will take part in a cultural leadership workshop in Australia, with four applicants subsequently selected to travel to the UK on a formal professional visit.
ACCELERATE is open to applicants across Australia with at least five years experience in the arts and creative industries. Applications can made via an expression of interest form completed on this website.
More information can be found at www.accelerate.org.au.
Renowned for recognising Australia’s most promising emerging talent, Realise Your Dream nurtures Australian creatives through targeted career development in the UK creative industries. By tapping into a wide network of the UK’s finest practitioners, the British Council helps open doors to the experiences winners most need to develop professionally and creatively while making lasting UK connections that will inform their work for years to come.
Applications are being sought for music touring through the Australian Government's Contemporary Music Touring Program. Funding is available for bands and solo artists who play original contemporary music to tour within Australia. See http://www.arts.gov.au/regional/cmtp for more information and application forms.
Department of Culture and the Arts WA have a range of grants available to artists ranging from grants for creating new works to grants for recording a CD.
Additionally, they are currently offering financial support to young artists and arts workers in regional WA to attend Open Your Eyes Regional Arts Conference in September.
The Eco Arts Awards are an annual competition in six creative genres. The primary criteria to win the $1,000 prize in any of the categories will be based on your inspired interpretation of the meaning of Ecology. The meaning can be interpreted in a multitude of ways.
FYA has invested more than $30 million into the youth sector over the past twenty years. This investment will continue into the future through a variety of grant rounds and initiatives that are focused on supporting talented individuals and youth-led organisations. More info >>
Selected artists will spend up to eight weeks over six months working at an interactive entertainment company in their capital city, where they may contribute to the development of ideas, observe processes, or develop partnerships, prototypes or pitches for future projects. The artists will be paid.
These residencies aim to to:
Expressions of Interest can be submitted here. For more information, visit the IMI website, here.
The Ian Potter Cultural Trust was established by The Ian Potter Foundation in 1993 for the purpose of providing grants to individuals in the early stages of their career as an artist. They provide grants for travel and even purchases of musical equipment. For more information, visit the website.
Indent's grants program has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol-free music events across the state. The various grants will assist young event promoters and emerging artists by offering support, resources and materials required to get gigs happening in their local area.
The Grass Roots Grants are specifically aimed at entry-‐level events like band comps, open-‐mic and local band nights and are set at $2,500. The Event Development Grants are available to those who have successfully acquitted a Grass Roots Grant in 2012 and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Event Development grants are set at $5,000.
Indent Partnership Grant applications and funding guidelines are available for download from the Indent website (www.indent.net.au).
Deadline: 31st March '13
Details: The Geneva Music Competition Composition Prize, formerly the Queen Marie Jose Prize, will be awarded in November 2013. Its aim is to distinguish a new work not yet performed. First performances in a musical education establishment or in a private context will not be taken into consideration. The competition is open to composers of all nationalities born after April 1st, 1973.
The subject of the 2013 Competition is a work for solo flute and small ensemble of five instruments. The composer will have to choose the five instruments among the following groups:
Strings: violin, viola, cello
Winds: oboe, clarinet, bassoon (secondary instruments are allowed)
Piano Percussion: free choice of instruments. The list of instruments
must be clearly indicated at the beginning of the score.
The piece must not last longer than 15 minutes and will be performed at the final round of the 2014 flute competition.
Fee: Prize money is CHF 15,000 (c. €12,000; $16,000). There is a
registration fee of CHF 100 ($108.20).
For application info please see their website.
Screen Australia and ABC TV Documentaries are calling for proposals from emerging filmmakers nationwide.
Opening Shot is a series of up to 6 x 29-minute documentary films made by filmmakers 35 years and under to premiere at prime time as a series on ABC2, a channel that aims to surprise, enthuse and provoke. The films will engage a broad audience, especially viewers aged 25–39.
Applicants can apply for up to $80,000 for each half-hour documentary. For more information, click here.
The PPCA Performer’s Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. Grants are awarded and can be used for tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, venue/PA hire, investments in recordings, concerts or festival promotions or staging costs, tour support, artist management expenses, equipment purchases.
For more information, visit http://www.ppca.com.au/ppca-about-us/ppca-performers-trust-foundation/
QMF Inc. invites individuals or groups to apply for our 2011 initiative, the QMF Perpetual Scholarship
The applicants must reside in the regions of Geelong, Barwon South West and Bellarine Peninsula.
The festival has funding available for a grant or grants up to $10,000.
The grant will be for a one off activity which must be completed in the coming year. We will not support projects that require ongoing funding.
More information can be found here.
Push Songs, presented by The Push, APRA, Shopfront Songs, Arts Victoria and Australia Council, is an initiative aimed at providing songwriting mentoring, artist support and demo recording facilities to dedicated, enthusiastic and emerging songwriters throughout Victoria.
Get more information at thepush.com.au.
Established in 2005 by musician John Butler, The Seed offer yearly grants across a variety of categories including management, publicity and Indigenous musicians. For more information, head to their website: http://www.theseedfund.org
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