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Brunswick Music Festival - Venues 3056

Brunswick’s best venues join forces for a Brunswick Music Festival first. Venues 3056, set to take place on Wednesday March 6, gives music fans a chance to weave their

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Fast Track Fellowship


Applications close 6 December 2018Open to Victorian music artist managers and independent labels, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, relocates selected participants overseas and immerses them within music companies over a two month period.Find out more read more

Sydney Road Street Party 2019

Brunswick’s favourite annual party is back in 2019.

Sydney Road Street Party is Melbourne’s biggest street party, transforming Sydney Road, Brunswick into a heaving extravaganza of sounds, smells and sights for one huge day of festivities in March each year.

Add Sunday 3 March 2019 to your calendar to save the date!

Stallholders Wanted

We are now seeking vibrant and unique stallholders to participate in the Sydney Road Street Party 2019. Stallholder categories include Food and Beverage, Artisan and Merchandise and Community Groups.

Apply now to be part of be part of Melbourne’s biggest Street Party!


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Happy Art Hour: Paint and Sip

Looking for a night out with a creative twist? Paint and Sip is a fabulous painting session where you can explore your creative side while enjoying a drink…or two. With music infusing and corks popping, you’ll create an original still life painting with help from trained artist Julius Sackey. Sit back, enjoy a drink and have fun while creating your very own masterpiece!

Suitable for all levels. No painting experience necessary.

WHEN:    Wednesday 10 October & 14 November, 7 – 9pm

VENUE:    Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

COST: $60 (includes two alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, nibbles and materials: canvas, paint, paint brushes).

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Darebin Music Feast 2018


2018 has been a year of bar-raising in the music industry, and in classic Darebin Music Feast style, expectations will be met and surpassed with the diversity, engagement and celebration contained in the 2018 festival program.

Taking place over 11 days from October 18-28, the 22nd annual Darebin Music Feast will encompass 120 events across 26 different venues, thoughtfully curated to showcase a swathe of artists and musicians who represent and reflect the rich and culturally diverse community of Darebin. 

Underpinning the curation of this year’s program is an intention to recognise and respond to the long-standing inequalities that exist in the music industry; gender disparity, sexism, lack of cultural diversity and all ages gigs. Over a third of the events in the 2018 program are free to attend, more than half are open to people of all ages and many are wheelchair accessible.

The Darebin Arts Centre will once again host the opening party on October 18, with a special screening of the must-see ‘Her Sound, Her Story’ documentary. Created byClaudia Sangiorgi Dalimore and Michelle Grace Hunter, this powerful film seeks to uncover the conscious and unconscious bias in the music industry around gender and highlights the significant social impact women have within the Australian music industry – a theme that resonates throughout this year’s Feast.

The screening will be followed by an immersive night of music and art curated by LISTEN and newly launched ThickWave. Showcasing the modern

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Vivid Music – Expression of Interest 2019

Applications close 30 September 2018Vivid Sydney is now inviting Expressions of Interest (EOI) from individuals and organisations across the global creative community to participate in the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas in 2019.Find out more read more

Q Lab Residency

Applications close 22 November 2018Q LAB is Q Theatre’s annual artist residency program hosted by the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre. The residency is designed to make creative space and time for the development of dynamic projects at an early stage of their conception.Find out more read more

Creative Vic Music Works Quick Response Grants

Applications close 20 September 2018Music Works Quick Response Grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in the following areas of funding: Regional Activity,  Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Markets.Find out more read more

Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award

Applications close 26 September 2018The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters. There is an amazing prize package to be won including cash and studio time.Find out more read more

Coburg Night Market

Stallholder Applications Now Open

The Coburg Night Market is a magical experience for the whole family, combining delicious food, beautiful wares, music, performances and a great community atmosphere in the lead up to Christmas.

We are now seeking exceptional stallholders to provide food, drinks, merchandise, crafts and wares for the four nights of the market.

Applications close Friday 31 August

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Fawkner Festa Expressions of Interest Now Open

Do you work, live in, or have a connection to Fawkner? Do you have a project, performance or activity that you would like to see come to life, or a community, small business or food stall that you would like to bring to the Fawkner Festa?

The Fawkner Festa is an annual event that celebrates the diverse community of Fawkner, featuring music and performance, interactive art, activities, delicious local food and much more. We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for the 2018 Festa to help make it our best celebration to date!

Applications close Sunday 19 August

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Live N Local Festival

Melbourne’s southside music celebration, Live N Local Festival, has today revealed a preview of the 2018 program with the announcement of four special

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Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund

Applications open 20 July 2018The Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund has been created to enable projects to be realised in the Fringe program. They encourage bold ideas to take shape, and support all forms of expression which enrich the festival offerings.Find out more read more

Victoria Bitter Announce Details of Hard Yards 2018


Victoria Bitter has proudly confirmed the return of VB HARD YARDS for 2018. Staunchly backing live Aussie rock, Hard Yards will head on tour

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Yarra Annual Grants

Applications open 11 June & close 23 July 2018In 2019 Yarra Annual Grants will invest nearly $880,000 in programs which support and enrich the Yarra community. The funded programs will address a wide variety of local needs and promote connectedness and well-being across Yarra.Find out more read more

Leaps and Bounds Festival 2018

Leaps and Bounds Festival celebrates the live music venues of Yarra and the people who have made the area the heart of the live music capital of the world.

Dijok (pictured) will be part of Laundry Bar’s Girls to the Front event, which pushes quality home grown hip hop and rap talent the fore. Anna Scionti will headline The Rainbow, Emilee South is scheduled to enthral The Gem and Bar Open will showcase cabaret and chanteuses via Femmes on Fire.

Women of Country will take place at The Standard and Our Ting is a special Yarra Youth Services all ages gig featuring Lady Banton and all the tastiest Grime, Hip Hop, Trap, Afrobeat and Dancehall Grumpy’s Green can handle.Queering the Pitch: Music from Beyond the Binary will be curated by award-winning gender transcendent diva, acclaimed producer, Mama Alto and will go down at Fitzroy’s favourite queer and alternative bookstore Hares and Hyenas while riotous rock den The Old Bar will host Queer Here. 

Smith Street Dreaming, Leaps and Bounds’ annual outdoor event celebrating Aboriginal culture and history, has confirmed the talents of MC Leila Gurruwiwi, Dave Arden & Band, Benny Walker, Birdz, Alice Skye, Indigenous Hip Hop Dance Projects, and 


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Port Fairy Folk Festival Applications

Applications close 20 June 2018A celebration of music, culture and community, Port Fairy Folk Festival welcomes all applications from artists across a range of genres including music, theatre, spoken/written word, street theatre, children’s entertainment, dance and comedy. Find out more 

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Performance Space x West Kowloon Residency

Applications close 10 June 2018The Performance Space x West Kowloon Exchange Residency provides an important new opportunity for an Australian artist working in experimental performance to expand their practice and networks into an Asia Pacific context.Find out more read more

City of Melbourne Grants Now Ope

Applications close 28 May 2018Each year the City of Melbourne supports and celebrates its overwhelmingly creative and talented community through its annual arts grants program.
Grants of up to $20,000 are available to artists, creatives and arts organisations across all disciplines – including performance, new media, music, dance, theatre and visual art.Find out more read more

Artlands Victoria Call for Papers and Presentations Now Open

Celebrating twenty years in 2018, Artlands is the biennial event that shines a national spotlight on Australia’s regional arts.

Scheduled every two years by Regional Arts Australia to circulate around the country among its member organisations, Artlands, presented in 2018 by Regional Arts Victoria, will be an integrated conference and cultural program.

Designed as a multi-art, cross industry, inter-generational event, Artlands Victoria aims to combine a curated program of exhibitions, dance, music and theatre, works-in-progress, explorations and commissioned projects alongside an engaged speakers and presenters program.

Designed to reflect and respond to emerging trends and the needs of regional artists, the Artlands Victoria program seeks to stimulate critical reflection on practice and provide much-needed opportunities to gather, present work and enter into meaningful exchange.

Artlands Victoria Call for Papers and Presentations will close 5.00pm (AEST)

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The Unconformity Artist Residencies

Applications close 23 February 2018The Unconformity Artist Residencies have been designed to support the development needs of artists, allowing time to research, develop relationships and focus on their work in the provocative Queenstown environment.Artists will be supported with:

•     $2,500 artist fee
•     $500 materials budget
•     In-kind accommodation
•     Per diems
•     A contribution towards travel.

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Music Works Grants

Image: Sui Zhen live Photo: Tom Sue Yek

Applications close 15 February 2018
The Music Works Grants program invests in the development and support of Victoria’s contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria’s contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital.Find out more read more

Frankie Good Stuff Awards Open

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Entries for the frankie Good Stuff awards are open until January 15, and we’d love to tell you all about them in the hope of

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Brunswick Music Festival

Face the Music Scholarships


Face the Music is pleased to announce its scholarship program for 2017. Opportunities are currently available for Victorians to attend the annual Face The Music summit across the following categories:


10 scholarships available

The Music Under Wings Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship will be awarded to ten (10) individuals of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. Applications may be made by not only artists but also industry practitioners working in a variety of fields in creative industries. There are no age restrictions for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Scholarship, however applicants must reside in Victoria. Successful applicants will receive one full summit pass to Face The Music as well as financial support for travel to and from the summit (if required) to the value of a VLine/Myki pass. Successful applicants will be encouraged to apply for further workshop and special meeting opportunities.



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Arts Projects for Individuals & Groups

Applications close 3 October 2017

 The Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

For more information go here

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Darebin Songwriters’ Award

Applications close 20 September 2017

The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters. Around 100 entries are received each year with finalists performing before a panel of distinguished local musicians as part of the Darebin Music Feast

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White Night EOIs

Applications close 10 September 2017White Night Melbourne is the city as you know it, but reimagined and transformed under the ephemeral cloak of night.

White Night Melbourne 2018 is seeking Expressions of Interest from Artists who want to make a contribution.

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2018 Brunswick Music Festival Artist Call Out

We are seeking a range of musicians, bands, performers and venues to participate in the Brunswick Music Festival, Sydney Road Street Party and Music for the People in 2018.

Brunswick Music Festival is a leading multi-genre music festival, fostering and celebrating connection between artists, audience and place. A curated festival, Brunswick Music Festival combines locally produced shows, touring performers and community events to create a huge celebration every March.

Brunswick Music Festival Applications 

Given the richness of the everyday music scene in Brunswick, we are looking for programming ideas that are informed by our vision for Brunswick Music Festival and are a little bit different. Think collaborations between artists, across genres, events in unusual venues, album launches or premieres or anything else you can come up with!

Apply now!
Applications close on Friday 1 September 2017.

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Fridays are better than Mondays

Friday August 11  at 6:30 pm

Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland St, Footscray

Fridays are always better than Mondays. Footscray Community Arts Centre and Due West Festival have come together to bring you an immersive Friday night of art, music, and poetry.

Join us for a full evening featuring an exhibition viewing and artist talk with Arika Waulu, member of the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance (W.A.R.) – a collective of young Aboriginal people committed to decolonisation, resistance and revival; performances by T.A.Z (Temporary Autonomous Zone), The CoreTet, and The Hackkets as well as a spoken word showcase including Soreti Kadir, Aisha Trambas, and Piriye Altraide.

WHEN: Friday 11 August, 6:30pm til late
VENUE: FCAC Performance Space

MORE INFO: http://footscrayarts.com/event/fridays-are-better-than-mondays/

Image: Hackkets live at The Rev. Photo by Snehargho Ghosh.


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Next Wave x EOI Call Out

Next Wave invites expressions of interest from Australia’s emerging artists & curators who wish to be a part of our exciting new national co-commission project. ‘Next Wave x’.

Next Wave x will co-commission Seven (7) ambitious projects by early career practitioners will be developed through the project, in
partnership with leading organisations for presentation in Melbourne at Next Wave Festival 2018 and and in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney.

These co-commissions will include guaranteed funding and, expert mentorship, with and a number also including major interstate multiple presentation opportunities, facilitating successful candidates with the resources and unparalleled artist support to present on a national stage, without creative compromise.

This multi disciplinary project Next Wave will partner bring together the new generation of Australian artists and curators working in visual arts, dance, music, theatre, performance, live art and curating with some of Australia’s most exciting industry pioneer

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Visible Music Mentoring Program

Visible is an innovative music mentorship program which for the past four years has given a kick start to many musicians from new and emerging communities.

Are you a musician, a singer, or part of a music group? Are you from a culturally and linguistically diverse community? Are you having trouble finding opportunities to make music in Australia? If yes, you should apply to be part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible project.

To apply, email Joel Ma or post to PO Box 5113 South Melbourne VIC 3205 to register your interest. Make sure you include your name, phone number, email address, country of origin, and a short description of your music (e.g. style, instruments used). read more

Boroondara Annual Grants

Applications close 5 June 2017

Each year, the City of Boroondara offers grants of up to $10,000 for not-for-profit community organisations, groups or clubs for new one-off projects activities and equipment that support community strengthening initiatives and improve the quality of life of Boroondara residents.

Grant Information Session

Tuesday 30 May 2017, 6pm to 7.30pm
The Acacia Room, Camberwell Civic Precinct, 8 Inglesby Road, Camberwell

 For more info go here
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Fringe Artist Registrations Now Open

Applications close 29 May 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a big, bold (and gloriously messy) celebration of independent art.

From 14 September – 1 October artists take over Melbourne’s streets, venues, clubs and even its lounge rooms in a Festival for anyone, including you.

Fringe is proudly open access which means ANYONE can be in Fringe. It’s an open playing field so dream big. Fringe is a perfect time to take a risk and push the envelope of your art-form. Fringe is a safe space, perfect for experimentation and discovery. Whatever you do, give it a red hot go.

For more info go here
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PAX Application Open

Applications close 19 April 2017

Applications are now open to present at the 2017 Performing Arts Exchange for individuals, artists, producers and other organisations with an interest in reaching performing arts presenters from across Australia and overseas. PAX is the largest national event of it’s kind and focusses on bringing producers and presenters together with specific networking and engagement strategies forming part of the PAX program.

Each application is assessed by a curatorial panel based on the following criteria:

  • Artistic excellence – the perceived quality, distinctiveness and significance of the work based on the information you have submitted.

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Melbourne Fringe Artist Registration Open Soon

Applications open 10 April 2017

Melbourne Fringe is a celebration of cultural democracy and art for everyone. By embracing diversity and a spirit of independence, they create a unique space for artistic self-expression linked to the life of our great city. That’s why Melbourne Fringe is the most adventurous, inclusive, all-encompassing multi-artform festival in Australia. Every year they feature thousands of artists from every discipline you can name (and a few others besides) performing 400+ events in over 160 venues to an audience in excess of 350,000 people.

Have an idea bursting with Fringe flavour? It’s time to get your Fringe on 2017, artist registrations open on the 10 April.

Melbourne Fringe is for everyone, including you, so try that idea, push that boundary and take a chance.

For more info go here
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Multicultural Festival and Events

Applications close 10 April 2017

The Multicultural Festivals and Events program encourages participation of the whole Victorian community in festivals and events to celebrate and embrace our vibrant multicultural diversity.
The objectives of the program are to:

  • showcase the vibrancy and contribution of Victoria’s multiculturalism through regular celebrations and events that encourage

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Critical Animals: Call for Proposals

Applications close 31 March 2017

 Critical Animals are now calling for proposals from individuals and collaborators to participate in the 2017 symposium. The Critical Animals Creative Research Symposium is an annual conference, part of This is Not Art, one of Australia’s leading contemporary and emerging arts festivals, celebrating emerging and experimental practices. The symposium brings together students, researchers, writers, artists, academics and thinkers who are critically engaged in creative and experimental art practices. This year the theme is Criticism in Action.
Participating artists will be paid a fee of $300.

 For more info go to here

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Art & About EOIs Open

Image: Nick Cave, HEARD·DETROIT 2015. Image courtesy of the artist & James Prinz PhotographyApplications close 10 March 2017

Applications close 10 March 2017

The City of Sydney is seeking expressions of interest for the Art & About Sydney 2017/18 program.

They are looking for big ideas that temporarily transform public and unusual spaces in the City of Sydney’s local area. They wish to engage, involve and inspire Sydneysiders, and seek creative projects that share this aim.

Ideas and proposals from all art disciplines are welcome including but not limited to visual artists, curators, performers, collectives, filmmakers, musicians, writers, composers, theatre companies, storytellers, producers, choreographers, architects, designers and anyone with a big creative idea that meets the creative brief.

They are looking for projects and installations that are:

  • temporary works presented in a public or unusual space
  • demonstrate artistic excellence
  • innovative
  • involve

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Brunswick Music Festival

2017 program announced and on sale!

The 2017 Brunswick Music Festival returns with over 40 shows including specially commissioned performances, local record label parties, official album launches and even a recording-as-performance experience.  In its 29th edit, the 2017 Festival is the first for this year’s Music Programmer, Chelsea Wilson.

From 5-19 March, Brunswick’s streets, unforeseen spaces and familiar places will come alive. With a  program of extraordinary international acts and the very best home grown talent.

Highlights include the already announced Aziza Brahim (Western Sahara/Spain), The Hot 8 Brass Band (USA) with Bullhorn plus Wantok Live at the Wick with Frank Yamma, Radical Son & Emily Wurramara, Warsaw Village Band (Poland) and Hope Street Records Party and much more.

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