MusicNSW, through support received by Arts NSW, is pleased to announce Round 2 of the 2013 Quick Response Grant program to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2013.

Round 2 is now open for NSW based artists and their managers who are attending BigSound 2013, Brisbane QLD.

This program focuses on attendance at Australian conferences and trade fairs as a means to develop relationships in international markets prior to travelling overseas, and to assist in the development of business skills required at international trade events within the familiar environment of a domestic conference. 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.

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 $5500. This funding is to support educational, networking and information sharing outcomes with a view to establishing a platform for artists to maximize career-defining opportunities presented domestically.

Submissions can only be made by Artists (and/ or their managers) based in NSW (i.e. must have a registered business name and/or mailing address in NSW). All applicants must be

Australian citizens or have permanent residence status in Australia.

Applications are NOW OPEN, and are due by midnight July 12th(with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2013).

For more information, head here.

All applications will be evaluated against the stated selection criteria and will be assessed by a panel containing MusicNSW Directors and Industry representatives. All decisions will be final.

For further information contact:

Kirsty Brown

MusicNSW Executive Officer

(02) 9281 1600

This grant is made possible by the support of ArtsNSW.