MusicNSW, through support received by Arts NSW, is pleased to announce the 2014 Quick Response Grant Program round dates to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2014.
Export growth has been identified as an area critical to the growth of the Australian contemporary music industry, and providing pathways for artists and artist managers to capitalise on the opportunities presented by a strong export market is the primary purpose of this funding program.
Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 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.
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 national 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 such as Bigsound, Face The Music and AWME.
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 will open June 18th, 2014. All projects must be completed by December 31st, 2014.
For eligibility requirements, grant rounds, guidelines and application details, head here.