Through the support we’ve received through Arts NSW, we are pleased to announce the second round recipients of our 2013 Quick Response Grant Program.

The Quick Response Grant Program aims to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities.

The Round 2 recipients of the Quick Response Grant Program are:

Jonti, Glass Towers, Tigertown, Alex Murray Leslie, Mustered Courage, Breaking Orbit, Born Lion, Songs, Gay Paris, Zeahorse, Tigertown, Tales in Space, The Delta Riggs, Spit Syndicate, Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys, Bec and Ben, Elizabeth Rose and Claude Hay. 

Round 3 is now open for NSW based artists and their managers who wish to attend AWME, Face the Music, EMC or any other major career defining opportunities in 2013.

The Quick Response Grant 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.) they 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 for Round 3 are NOW OPEN, and are due by midnight October 4th, 2013, with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2013. This will be our final round for 2013. To apply click on our Funding tab. 

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.

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This grant is made possible by the support of ArtsNSW.