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Are you a musician with a great idea for a music activity in the city or looking or a residency opportunity?
You are invited to apply for a City of Melbourne arts grant.
Come along to the music industry information session on Tuesday 17 May, 6pm-7pm at Ding Dong Lounge.
For information visit: melbourne.vic.gov.au/annualartsgrants
Victoria – the Place to Be. It used to be our (fairly naff) number plate slogan. But it’s pretty clear that Victoria is the place to be if you work in the Creative Industries.
The Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley MP, launched the state’s first ever creative industries strategy, Creative State last week. It was heartening to hear a minister talking so effusively about the various benefits of creativity and the arts, particularly when other governments are going backwards in this area.
"Creativity and cultural activity enriches our human condition", the Minister said before a set from Victoria’s finest female soul singer Emma Donovan. ‘’It defines who we are. It changes and reshapes our world. It inspires us, helps us build stronger, more cohesive communities. It increasingly drives new jobs and innovation. Creative State' puts creativity at the heart of Victoria's future."Read More
MV Members now receive 20% off parking for Melbourne Airport thanks to Jetport Airport Parking.
Check out the full list here: musicvictoria.com.au/member_benefits
There are a couple of great jobs going at Creative Victoria. Get in quick, one closes Monday.
Check them out here.
Check out all the info on their website. Applications close Tues 10 May!
HUGE vinyl numbers in the UK for 2016.
"Vinyl sales are still on the rise in the UK, with nearly 640k LPs purchased in Q1 2016 – a figure that`s up 61.8% on the same period in 2015".
Check out the full article via Music Business Worldwide here.
Register for this free workshop run by Association of Artist Managers - AAM Australia. GREAT opportunity to get some free skills development.
More info here.
Creative Victoria music works quick response grants are open now until 5 May. Get in quick!
Congrats to the finalists from the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN)I LOVE LIVE MUSIC 60 Second Film Comp!Read More
"The Andrews government has launched its new, wide-ranging cultural policy with a pledge to spend $115 million on arts and culture initiatives over the next four years."
"...the Creative State strategy document outlines a number of new projects and funding streams across all art forms, including games development, design, film and television."
Check it all out here.