QMF announce Emerging Artist Grant and Mentor Program

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QMF announce Emerging Artist Grant and Mentor Program

Calling all aspiring artists: two golden opportunities await!

It’s rolled around to that exciting time of the year again. Victoria’s fave musical festival – the Queenscliff Music Festival – are back with their Emerging Artist Grant and Alison McKenzie Mentor Program (AMMP).

The Grant is aimed at pushing the musical career of budding artists from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula and is encouraging participants from Queenscliff to Warrnambool to Geelong and Colac to get on board and apply. Through their generous initiative, the Queenscliff Music Festival has already contributed over $70,000 to boost the careers of new artists with seeds of potential around the Bellarine Peninsula.

The EAG is now in its ninth year of changing young musicians’ lives. But after acknowledging that new talent needs more than money – that they need a support network and advice – Queenscliff Music Festival also set up the AMMP in 2011. Both these initiatives have kick-started many artists’ careers, including Fenn Wilson, MDRN Love, Rough River, The Refuge, Andrea Robertson, The Tint Giants, The Murlocs and Alister Turrill, amongst many more, who are now big names in the Australian music industry.

This year, the Queenscliff Music Festival is outshining itself once again by appointing the six-times nominated blues rocker, Ash Grunwald, as the 2019 mentor! Loved for his crowd frenzied shows and ferocious guitar playing, industry, critics and fans alike have been raving about Ash’s unique blend of roots, beats and a whole lotta groove for over a decade.

If you’re an ambitious artist searching for your big break, get your application in quick. Applications for the Emerging Artist Grant and the Alison McKenzie Mentor Program close Wednesday July 10.

Apply via here.

Written by Naseem Radmehr