Archive for March, 2009

Community Broadcasting Foundation grants

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

Amrap - Live Music Broadcasts Supports live to air and national re-broadcast of Australian music from festivals, concerts and gigs.

Amrap - Live Music Recordings Supports the recording of live in-studio music performances by Australian (preferably local) artists and production of a compilation master CD for distribution to community radio stations; the recording of live music performances by Australian artists at a festival, concert or gig and production of a master CD for distribution to community radio stations
Amrap - Music Correspondents Supports the production of short program content on aspects of contemporary Australian music for distribution to community radio stations for broadcast and publication on the Amrap website where appropriate. Website

Closing 1 April

Resound Bush Fire appeal

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The Music Council of Australia “Resound” program, in partnership with the Dandenong Ranges Music Council, is organising donations of musical instruments to musicians of all ages and ability who have lost instruments in the recent Victorian bushfires. We have received many offers of instruments but want to make sure that real need is met with good quality instruments, suited to the musicians who will be using them.

To fill the need satisfactorily, an application form has been set up for those needing their musical instrument/s replaced. The form is only accessible through this emailed link. Whether the lost instrument was a $30 uke or a violin worth thousands, we know how important it is to get people playing again quickly, so this is an appeal designed to match ALL needs, great and small.

If you have lost a musical instrument due to the fires, please click HERE to fill out the form. If you know of someone who has been affected in this way, please forward this email to them so that they can access the form. All applications will be considered and we intend to start replacing instruments as soon as possible. If you know of someone interested, or if you are interested in donating an instrument, please don’t hesitate to contact Rachel Hocking at: [email protected]

Rhizome accepting proposals for 2010

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

The goal of the Rhizome Commissions Program is to support emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. By new media art, we mean projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies to works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. Rhizome defines emerging artist as artists who exhibit great potential yet are not fully recognized within their field. Commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices.

Proposed projects can be at any stage of production, from conception to distribution. Applications must be made and submitted online. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000 and can be applied to any aspect of the work, including labor costs, technology, or materials. In this funding cycle, Rhizome will award nine grants: seven grants will be determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two will be determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.

Artists who receive a commission will also be invited to speak at Rhizome’s affiliate, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and to archive their work in the ArtBase, a comprehensive online art collection. We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submission is on midnight April 2, 2009.