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AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is offering $1 million in grants to amazing Australians doing great things – including musicians, puppeteers, playwrights, designers and arts champions. Applications open Monday 3 April 2017 and close at 4pm (AEST) on Tuesday 16 May 2017. Now in its fourth year, this unique grants program is open to individuals of all ages, walks of life and abilities. In 2016, AMP’s Tomorrow Fund awarded 53 grants Australians with a desire to give back – be it through creating something special or inspiring others. AMP is seeking more talented and innovative Australians who are working hard on a...
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There’s constantly a heap of sweet new tunes coming out of WA, and LaunchPad is here to fill you in on the latest single, video, EP and album launches from local acts of all genres over the next fortnight, and beyond… ► Metal band Tempest Rising launch their debut album ‘Transmutation’ on Tuesday 28 March at Amplifier, joining them will be Sparrow, Nucleust and Bayview Suspect. ►Bedroom folk gang Heathcote Blue celebrate the release of their debut album ‘Stray Dog Daily’ at The Bird on Thursday 30 March. Supported by Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, Stella Donnelly and Dwellins....
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The finalists have been announced for the sixth annual Act-Belong-Commit Fairbridge Festival Quest. The folk, world and roots music original song-writing competition for young West Australians closed earlier this month with 12 acts making the final shortlist from a range of schools across the state. The final is being held this Saturday 25 March at Clancy’s in Fremantle. FINALISTSIn the 12-15-year-old category:RHIANNON BOUWHUIS (Corpus Christi College) for Predictable HateCHRISTINA AND SOPHIA CHARTERIS (John Curtin College of the Arts) for ScreamJAYDA D’AGOSTINO (Mercedes College) for StandDARCY MAE (Manea Senior College) for Familiar FacesSARA STRAHAN (Georgiana Molloy Anglican School) for Powder and...
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Free lunchtime hip hop yoga sessions in Supreme Court Gardens? Rooftop raves atop Council House to compliment their LED lightscape? Garage blasting out of garbage collection trucks? City of Perth, as part of the Share to Shape Our Capital program, invites music and arts lovers to speak up to help shape the future of our cultural development and investment in our capital city. If you live, work, visit and play in Perth, the City wants to hear your thoughts and ideas to help drive innovation in planning and long-term decision making. How can you get involved? Take the online surveyCome...
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The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is a prestigious competition for artists all around the world, and four nominations featured are songs by West Australian acts, making the cut from more than 16,000 entrants world wide, and only 2% of all entries selected as finalists. The WA songs making the finals are: BLUES – Tell Me It’s Over by Aminah HughesCOMEDY/NOVELTY – The Booty Song by Susi Prendergast (The Additives)POP/TOP 40 – Survive On Love by Matt GreshamUNPUBLISHED – Survive On Love by Matt Gresham In addition to the winners selected by ISC’s judges, all finalists are also included in the...
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RTRFM’s In the Pines just got a whole lot bigger. Joining the already announced line-up of Childsaint, Hideous Sun Demon, Jebediah, Jeff’s Dead, Phil Walley-Stack and Tangled Thoughts of Leaving on Sunday April 30 at UWA’s Somerville Auditorium, RTRFM has announced the next 7 acts; After just a few months on the scene, BELLS RAPIDS are set to take to the Pines stage, showcasing their sweet, moody voices, sublime songwriting and a wonderful ability to find melody within their songs. With 30 years of experience behind him, and a unique and fascinating approach to songwriting, CRAIG HALLSWORTH last year released...
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DCA INFORMATION SESSION ON UPCOMING GRANTS The Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) is hosting a FREE information session to provide potential applicants with an understanding of the objectives and requirements of the upcoming 15k-plus Creative Development Grants Program and the Young People and the Arts International Scholarship. The Information Session will run from 5.30-7.00pm on Wednesday 29 March. DCA Project Officers will provide an overview of the program objectives and assessment criteria and provide some tips on applying to the major 15k-plus Creative Development round and annual $30,000 Young People and the Arts International Scholarship. ARTSOURCE & DCA:...
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A game changing opportunity for songwriters & composers, APRA AMCOS has announced the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of locals Abbe May and Georgi Kay, plus the likes of Gotye, Caitlin Yeo, Husky Gawenda, Jack Carty, Ngaiire, Morgan Evans and many more. This year, a new dance/electronic category has been added to the APRA Professional Development Awards, bringing the total number of awards to nine. Each recipient will receive a $15,000 cash prize to support their development. APRA AMCOS is also pleased to announce that...
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