As part of the festival’s showcase, QMF emerging artist grants are running for it’s 8th year and are now open. The Grant is aimed at pushing the musical career of budding artists from the Barwon Southwest region and is encouraging participants from Queenscliff to Warnambool to Geelong and Colac to get on board and apply.
Awarded grants can be up to as much as $10,000, giving artists the opportunity to truly flourish and kick start their careers. Grants can be used to record, manufacture and promote new albums, tour the country, develop new skills through training and mentoring and to purchase new equipment.
Last year, recipients of the emerging artist grant were Andrea Robertson and The Refuge, who used the funding to record new albums of which are due to be released later this year.
Past recipients include The Murlocs, Yirrmal, Aine Tyrrell, Hollie Joyce, The Sweethearts and Rough River.
Queenscliff Music Festival will be held from November 23-25 2018 and is anticipated to reach an audience even bigger than the 100,000 of 2017.
Applicants have until Saturday 30th of June to digitally submit their proposals so don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.
You can apply here.
Written by Aine Keogh