7 February 2018
Seven Victorian music acts will take up opportunities overseas thanks to the latest round of Music Works Quick Response Grants.
Bound for the US, local acts Stonefield, Divide and Dissolve, The Grigoryan Brothers, Yirrmal Marika and Jade Imagine will travel to Kansas, Austin and beyond with some attending the music festival and conference South by Southwest (SXSW).
European opportunities await metal band Harlott, who’ll pack their bags for a 23-date tour, and Loose Tooth who are set to support Courtney Barnet’s album tour.
Part of the wider Music Works Grants program, Quick Response Grants enable contemporary music artists and organisations to take up significant career or business opportunities that arise at short notice and outside our bi-annual funding rounds. This includes activities such as local and international tour invites, professional development workshops and conferences.
This latest round provides a total of $65,000 in funding.
February 2018 Quick Response Grants recipients:
Stonefield to play at the Levitation Music Festival in Austin, Texas and a series of shows in Los Angeles.
Divide and Dissolve, $10,000
Divide and Dissolve to attend and perform at SXSW and tour the US with synth-pop band POLICIA.
The Grigoryan Brothers, $10,000
The Grigoryan Brothers to take on a 21-date tour to support KD Lang.
Yirrmal Marika, $5,000
Yirrmal Marika and manager Cam Begg to travel to Kansas City for the Folk Alliance International Conference, attend business meetings in Los Angeles and perform in Canada.
Melbourne-based metal band Harlott to conduct a 23-date tour throughout Europe, the UK and Ireland, supporting three American bands.
Loose Tooth $11,400
Loose Tooth to support Courtney Barnett on the European leg of her album tour.
Jade McInally, $10,000
Jade Imagine to showcase at SXSW and Canadian Music Week.