Tag Archives: music

Visible Music Mentoring Program

Visible is an innovative music mentorship program which for the past four years has given a kick start to many musicians from new and emerging communities.

Are you a musician,

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Boroondara Annual Grants

Applications close 5 June 2017

Each year, the City of Boroondara offers grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations, groups or clubs for new one-off projects activities and equipment

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Fringe Artist Registrations Now Open

Applications close 29 May 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a big, bold (and gloriously messy) celebration of independent art. From 14 September – 1 October artists take over Melbourne’s streets, venues, clubs and even its lounge rooms in a Festival for anyone, including you. Fringe is proudly open access which means ANYONE can be in Fringe. It’s an open playing field so dream big. Fringe is a perfect time to take a risk and push the envelope of your art-form. Fringe is a safe space, perfect for experimentation and discovery. Whatever you do, give it a red hot go. For more info go here read more

PAX Application Open

Applications close 19 April 2017

Applications are now open to present at the 2017 Performing Arts Exchange for individuals, artists, producers and other organisations with an interest in reaching performing arts presenters from across Australia and overseas. PAX is the largest national event of it’s kind and focusses on bringing producers and presenters together with specific networking and engagement strategies forming part of the PAX program.

Each application is assessed by a curatorial panel based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence – the perceived quality, distinctiveness and significance of the work based on the information you have submitted. Do not rely on the assessment panel to already be aware of your particular project.
  • The potential for a deeper and longer engagement with Presenters and/or capacity for audience development.
  • Applicants MUST be a professional artist or arts organisation.

Also note that PAX is more than a touring market and arts activities that can be programmed into

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Melbourne Fringe Artist Registration Open Soon

Applications open 10 April 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, they create a unique space for artistic self-expression

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Multicultural Festival and Events

Applications close 10 April 2017

The Multicultural Festivals and Events program encourages participation of the whole Victorian community in festivals and events to celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural

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Critical Animals: Call for Proposals

Applications close 31 March 2017

 Critical Animals are now calling for proposals from individuals and collaborators to participate in the 2017 symposium. The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is an annual conference, part of This is Not Art, one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, celebrating emerging and experimental practices. The symposium brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices. This year the theme is Criticism in Action.

Participating artists will be paid a fee of $300.

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Art & About EOIs Open

Image: Nick Cave, HEARD·DETROIT 2015. Image courtesy of the artist & James Prinz PhotographyApplications close 10 March 2017

Applications close 10 March 2017

The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program.

They are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual

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Brunswick Music Festival

2017 program announced and on sale!

The 2017 Brunswick Music Festival returns with over 40 shows including specially commissioned performances, local record label parties, official

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Fairfield Summer Series starts this weekend

Fairfield Amphitheatre, Fairfield Park Drive, Fairfield

The 2017 edition of the Fairfield Summer Series brings an unmissable line-up to the Fairfield Amphitheatre for a series

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APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

Applications close 21 February 2017

The Art Music Fund exists to commission new work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field. These works

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Brunswick Music Festival

5 – 19 March 2017

Australia’s longest-running inner-city music festival returns from 5 ? 19 March 2017 with a program of scorching genre-straddling performances occupying the streets,

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Boroondara Triennial Grants

Applications close 22 January 2017

 The Community Strengthening Grants program support operating and program costs associated with the delivery of services, celebrations and events in the City of Boroondara. Specifically, Creative Community funding supports community-based events and festivals producing artistic and cultural activities, events and festivals within Boroondara.

Grants are available for diverse arts and cultural programs, festivals, events and activities that articulate and enhance arts, culture and heritage practice across the municipality.

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Take Over!

Take Over! $30,000 Grant – Arts Centre Melbourne.

How great does look!. Take Over! will support an independent artist, company or collective to develop a creative idea

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WOW Festival at FCAC

23 – 25 March 2017 | Footscray Community Arts Centre WOW – Women of the World Festival Melbourne is a three-day festival of critical conversations, music, film and performance, celebrating women and taking an in-depth look at the remaining challenges to gender equality.

Conceived by Southbank Centre and launched in London in 2011, WOW – Women of the World has been identified as the largest network of women in the world.

With Footscray Community

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Gertrude Contemporary Studio Program applications due Monday 5 December 2016


Since its inception in 1983, Gertrude Contemporary’s Studio Program has provided practical support and professional advocacy for many of Australia’s leading contemporary

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Across the Water – An oral history performance for cello and electronics



As part of Oral History Victoria?s inaugural group show, The Foundling Archive is proud to present Across the Water ? An oral

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Triple R is turning 40!


To celebrate RRR will launch into a ?Summer of Triple R? with events on and off air from November ? January.  These will include a free exhibition at the

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Artland 2016


11 November – 11 December

RMIT Students present site-specific artworks at RMIT Brusnwick Campus, 25 Dawson

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Victorian Touring Workshop


10 November 2016

Places to the 2016 Victorian Touring Workshop are booking up fast. Don’t delay your registration – book today!

Sharpen your knowledge of touring with great sessions on technical

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Apply for Next Wave’s Kickstart Helix


Applications close 17 November 2016


Applications are now open for Kickstart Helix, Next Wave’s fresh new learning program designed to support emerging and early career artists, curators, producers and writers from

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Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program


Regional Arts Victoria’s Connecting Places program works in partnerships with local community groups to bring professional quality touring work to their communities and halls. Connecting

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Bong! Zulu, Bodies, Cybernetix, C.L Pleasure


A night of diverse sounds. A carefully selected, discordantly complementary lineup that will twist your mind, then set it free.


Bong! Zulu
Cannibalism served aurally.


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NEON NEXT Workshops & Masterclasses


4 – 16 November 2016

 2016 sees the return of the popular free NEON workshops and boutique masterclasses for independent theatre makers and practitioners. Spaces are strictly limited, so get your application in quick!

NEON NEXT is offering a range of free professional development workshops and masterclasses throughout November for independent theatre practitioners on writing, devising, producing,

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Australian Artists’ Grant

Image: Australian Artists’ Grant recipient, Tina Havelock Stevens Ghost Class 2015, video still

The Australian Artists? Grant is initiated by NAVA to assist professional visual and media arts, craft and design practitioners to produce, present and promote their work throughout

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Vibrant Acland Seed Grants


Applications close 25 November 2016

 The Vibrant Acland Seed Grants program will open for applications on 1 November 2016. Council is looking to fund a range of events, festivals, installations, pop-ups, public classes, recreational and creative activities that demonstrate the broad possibilities of the site, test new ideas and can show an ability to be self-sufficient in the future.

Activities can include:

  • Community or cultural events
  • Music or performance events
  • Recreational activities
  • Interactive installations, including digital
  • Temporary public art activities
  • Free play activities

Applications of up to a maximum of $10,000 will be accepted and applications that demonstrate co-funding, matched funding or in-kind support will be viewed

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2017 Brunswick Music Festival & Sydney Road Street Party Call Out!

Photo by James Henry
Photo by James Henry

Applications are now open for bands, performers, venues and stall holders for the 2017 Brunswick Music Festival and Sydney Road Street Party.

The Brunswick Music Festival is one of

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Kluge-Ruhe Residency Opportunity


Applications close 4 October 2016

The Contemporary Music Touring Program supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support

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Coburg Carnivale


Coburg comes alive with a spectacular array of colour and culture!

Join us for Coburg Carnivale 2016!

Featuring a pop-up park, bar and unique performance venue, The Little Palais, an exciting range of dynamic

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Brunswick Music Festival – applications open

Brunswick Music Festival

One of Victoria’s premier music festivals and a major multicultural event.

Brunswick Music Festival 2017

Want to be involved in Brunswick Music Festival in 2017?

Applications are currently open for artists

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2017 Australian Council Awards Nominations


The Australia Council Awards acknowledge the contribution that Australian artists have made to the arts and cultural life of the nation.

The Australia Council is now calling

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Abbotsford Convent – Call for applications

Fallen O’er by Alice Dixon, Caroline Meaden and William McBride as part of Alchemy 2016.
$5000 arts grants now open!

Alchemy is the Abbotsford Convent Foundation’s key funding initiative designed to support and deliver artistic activity across the Convent. Proposals are welcome from all creative

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Future Leaders Program


Applications close 4 October 2016

 The Future Leaders Program is designed to assist in the development of emerging, high potential arts leaders from across all artforms and backgrounds. During a thought provoking six month journey, participants enhance their own understanding of leadership and engage in a powerful, shared learning experience.

Emerging leaders require foundational skills and knowledge to progress their careers. Learning from the experiences of established leaders across artforms provides vital insight

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Testing Grounds EOI’s open



Testing Grounds site is curated through an open and ongoing  ?Expression of Interest? program and fully

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EOIs open for Time_Place_Space: Nomad


Applications close 29 August 2016

Now in its third year and facilitated by national and international practitioners, Time_Place_Space: Nomad is a research-based travelling laboratory that goes on the road

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Fringe World Applications


Applications close 22 August 2016

Fringe World Festival is an annual open-access festival held in Perth, Western Australia during the city’s buzzing summer festival season. The next instalment of Fringe World Festival

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Creative Victoria – Music Works Grants


Applications open 6 July 2016

Music Works Grants are designed to support opportunities for Victoria’s contemporary music industry through three key areas:

  • Creating Content
  • Building Capacity
  • Connecting to markets

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the sector

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Emerald Hip Hop at Grumpy’s

Emerald Hip Hop presents Xolisa

Xolisa Oussou Poster July 9th Oussou
Lyrical goddess XOLISA is visitng us for the first time, all the way from Toronto, Canada, for an intimate Spoken Word + Hip Hop event at West African themed Bar Oussou, July 9th. She will be sharing material from her freshly released album ‘And Gaps Do Lead to Bridges’. www.xolisamusic.com/gapstobridgeslpWe will be kicking off the evening early with a selection of spoken word artists brought to you by Ruckus Slam, followed by local hip hop talent and topped of by a performance from Xolisa herself.Free entry. 6.30pm til late.Music Line Up: Jacky T Emerald + Kayboku Morganics ELFTranzporter
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VicArts Grants – Creative Victoria


Applications close 17 August 2016

The VicArts Grants program invests in the creative endeavours and professional practice of Victoria’s independent artists and arts companies. It provides one-off support for

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