Round One of funding recently closed, with MusicNSW assisting 6 bands in showcasing themselves at the BigSound conference in Brisbane. Lanie Lane, Papa VS Pretty, The Laurels, Floating Me, The Paper Scissors and WIM were all successful in their application!
Round Two is now open and closes on Tuesday, August 30th. Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $650 per member of the touring party (artists and artist managers only) up to a limit of $4000.
Applications are open now, and are due on August 30, 2011, Round 3 September 30, 2011 and Round 4 October 30 2011 (with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2011).
This program focuses on attendance at Australian conferences and trade fairs as a means to developing relationships in international markets prior to travelling overseas, and to assist in the development of business skills and a national audience. It is also available to support career-defining opportunities that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to artists, which may consist of major support opportunities or other key showcase events.
Submissions can only be made by artists (and/ or their managers) based in NSW. All applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residence status in Australia.