2 March 2017
Nine Victorian artists will share in more than $50,000 in the latest round of Quick Response funding, which is designed to support an agile, market-responsive local music industry.
Quick Response grants help Victorian musicians and music professionals take up unforeseen opportunities as they arise, including the opportunity to showcase at major international events such as SXSW.
Gabriella Cohen will receive $10,000 to travel to the event this month with her band, followed by a US tour supporting indie rock act Foxygen.
Singers Woodes (aka Elle Graham) and WILSN will also receive a grants to showcase at SXSW, with Woodes continuing on to Los Angeles for career development meetings.
Hip hop artist REMI will receive a grant to tour Europe, including a performance at the Brighton Festival, while a grant will send Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever on a tour of North America.
At home, The Southern Ocean Sea Band will receive a Quick Response grant to tour community halls in South West Victoria.
A full list of recipients is below.
QUICK RESPONSE GRANTS RECIPIENTS
For a tour to the UK and Germany including a performance at Brighton Festival.
For showcase performances at SXSW in Austin, Texas followed by a trip to Los Angeles for meetings and professional development opportunities.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, $8,000
For a tour to North America
For showcase performances during SXSW Showcase in Austin, Texas.
Ainslie Wills, $5,000
For a 16 date UK tour supporting Tom Chaplin including a performance at The Great Escape.
Carla dal Forno, $5,000
To perform at six European festivals.
Gabriella Cohen, $10,000
For Gabriella Cohen and her band to perform showcases at SXSW followed by dates in the US to support Foxygen
Slow Dancer, $5,000
To tour the US and UK.
The Southern Ocean Sea Band, $4,000
For a tour to community halls in South West Victoria.