12 October 2016
The latest round of Music Works Quick Response grants will support international networking and tours by some of Victoria's most exciting music acts.
Melbourne Sufi singer Omar Pervaiz will travel to both Pakistan and Indian to explore professional opportunities in the Bollywood film industry, while veteran DJ Andee Frost with head to Europe to attend the electronic music conference, Amsterdam Dance Event.
Indie rock act Gold Class will also head to Amsterdam for an appearance at the London Calling Festival and a regional tour. Having just released their album Severe in Indonesia, My Disco will receive support to tour throughout South East Asia.
Grants to Good Manners Music and the management of Black Jesus Experience will support industry networking to explore international distribution, booking and licensing opportunities.
A full list of grant recipients is below.
Quick Response Grants from $1,000 to $5,000 for individuals and $1,000 to $15,000 for groups and organisations are available to cover immediate opportunities in the Building Capacity and Connecting to Markets Areas of Funding. The next round of applications close on Thursday 10 November.
Quick Response grant recipients – October 2016
Peter Harper (Black Jesus Experience), $4,500
Travel to Europe by the management team of Black Jesus Experience to research and negotiate record distribution, record licensing and publicity prior to an upcoming tour in this territory.
Adam Curley (Gold Class) $8,000
A tour of Europe, including a showcase opportunity at London Calling Festival in Amsterdam, by rock act Gold Class.
Omar Pervaiz (Breaking Bollywood), $5,000
Travel to Pakistan by musician Omar Pervaiz to develop connections with the Pakistani and Indian film industries.
My Disco, $8,000
A tour of South East Asia in support of the Indonesian release of Severe, the fourth album by My Disco.
Jessica Aszodi (Resonant Bodies), $5,000
The presentation of Resonant Bodies, a one day event presenting short sets of repertoire selected by the artist with the aim of exploring and pushing forwards their artistic identity. Artists will include a variety of Victorian, interstate and international vocal artists.
Madeline Leman (Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells), $3,000
Travel to New South Wales by Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells, to perform at Mullum Music Festival.
George Ian Hewitt (Cleopold), $8,000
The extension of an existing international tour to include a support slot with Oh Wonder through North America, a support slot with Jamie Lidell through UK and a festival appearance in Paris.
Andrew Frost (Andee Frost), $3,000
Travel to Amsterdam by Andee Frost, director of A Touch Of Frost to attend the electronic music conference Amsterdam Dance Event, to network with international artists, agents and promoters.
Good Manners Music, $5,000
Funding to allow a representative from Good Manners to travel alongside Kllo on their upcoming debut European tour, to take meetings and provide support.