• music

13 October 2016

Our Music Works grants program aims to support strategic professional development and career opportunities for Victorian contemporary music artists, musicians, performers and associated industry professionals. The program aims to increase the capacity and market share of the Victorian contemporary music industry and to showcase Victorian content locally, nationally and internationally.

Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)

Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue)

We invest strategically in economic growth and long term sustainability for the Victorian contemporary music industry and fund projects that nurture creative talent and strengthen Victoria's unique and diverse creative culture.

Here are a few projects we have supported this month.

LISTEN, 2016 Listen Conference: Feminist Futures
LISTEN Conference 2016: Feminist Futures is a three day feminist music conference featuring keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and live performances. Writer and feminist activist Clementine Ford and performer and activist Alok Vaid-Menon of Darkmatter (USA) will serve as keynotes, with guest speakers including Zan Rowe, Caroline Kennedy and Jacinta Parsons. At the Bella Union from 14 - 16 October.

Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat Songways Festival
Love contemporary live music? Love regional Victoria? Want to celebrate the very best of both? Then this is where you want to be! A major live music event that keeps music live and lively in Ballarat and surrounds, running from 13 - 16 October.

PBS 106.7FM, PBS Access Training Program
The PBS Access Training program offers free training courses for women and gender diverse people. Participants will be paired with a female mentor from the PBS broadcast/music community and will receive support and guidance throughout the course from the mentors and the program facilitator. The training course will cover topics including: introduction to radio/writing for radio, radio presentation, interviewing, broadcast law, planning a program, technical skills, programming on PBS and using the studio. Training takes place on Tuesday nights until the end of October.

The Push, Push Songs
Push Songs' innovative and inspiring song writing mentoring program continues into its eighth year in 2016. Successful applicants take part in four one-on-one song writing workshops, and are invited to join the Tuesday Night Song Club to meet and share ideas and live performance opportunities with fellow song writers. Working alongside Push Songs co-ordinator Charles Jenkins will be a bevy of song writing mentors including Mark Seymour, Adalita, Jess Cornelius (Teeth and Tongue), Davey Lane and Liz Stringer.