FAA YOUTH FOLK AWARDS 2020 – Nominations for the 2020 Awards will open on December 1, 2019.
Showcasing will be held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter Sunday 12th April, 2020
Folk Alliance Australia (FAA), in partnership with the National Folk Festival (NFF), is very excited to present the FAA Youth Award again this year. The Youth Award is an annual event that takes place at the NFF. The aim of the project is to boost the profile of young performers and introduce, support and encourage them to the next level of their development.
We are asking festivals, folk clubs, groups and arts organisations from around Australia to nominate an outstanding youth act. FAA will consider all nominations that fall within the genres of traditional folk to contemporary folk. Solo acts and small bands between the ages of 14-25 will be considered. Cross-cultural performances are encouraged.
Selected nominees will perform a short showcase at the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Folk Award Concert held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter Sunday 12th April, 2020. These acts will also be programmed at other venues at the 2020 National Folk Festival.
The FAA Youth Performer of the Year will be announced at the conclusion of the Awards Concert. All selected showcase performers will receive a free festival pass to the NFF (including camping), as well as some support towards travel. FAA will seek to profile all selected showcase acts throughout the year.
FAA YOUTH AWARDS ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2019
The Awards & Showcase were held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter. Winners were Saije, a very talented duo from Bellingen. Runners up were Charm of Finches and Celeste. As 2019 FAA Youth Artists of the Year Saije will appear at most major Australian Folk Festivals and also showcase at Folk Alliance International in New Orleans USA in January 2020. We wish all our youth acts great success in 2019/20
*Please note artists signed to management will not be eligible for this award.
For more information please contact John McAuslan 0419 522 143 at firstname.lastname@example.org