Dear Folk Alliance Australia Members,
Welcome to the March 2018 edition of the FAA e-news.
Dear Folk Alliance Australia Members
Welcome to the March edition of the FAA e-news.
IN THIS ISSUE:
1. Folk Alliance International
2. FAA Annual General Meeting at the National Folk Festival
3. Development Program and National Showcase Program
1. FAA @ Folk Alliance International Conference
In February, 14 Australian acts were showcased at Folk Alliance International Conference, held in Kansas City, USA. This is an increase in Australian acts taking part in the significant international event.
The profile of FAA continues to build as we are able to offer an increasing number of opportunities for Australian artists. Our work continues to cement the profile and reputation of FAA as a peak Australian body in the scene.
This year our high level activities included:
• Hosting a FAA booth at the Trade Fair, shared all Australian acts, as well as New Zealand representatives. Worked closely with Sounds Australia.
• lead roles on industry panels and participation in network functions
• supported acts
• Co-hosted a Showcase room with the New Zealand Music Commission and featured over 28 acts – these included Hat Fitz and Cara, Yirramal, Liz Stringer, Monique Clare, and international acts including Breabach, Wallis Bird, and Aniko Moa.
Overall, some of the outcomes being achieved through this partnership include building connections and opportunities for Australia Artists and strengthened relationships that bring new opportunities we seek for FAA and our members.Full details on the FAA web site.
2. FAA Annual General Meeting
Notice of Folk Alliance Australia Annual General Meeting.
If you are heading to Canberra, we invite all FAA members to come along to our AGM.
The AGM will be held at the National Folk Festival, Canberra – on Sunday 1thApril at 4pm @The Terrace 4:00 – 5:00pm
Some of our Small Grant recipients will present an overview of their projects and we will also hear a track from our new 2018 Young Artist of the year, as well as our outgoing Youth Artists of the Year –Monique Clare
FAA is seeking people to join the Committee of Management
Participation includes several face to face meetings, monthly phone meetings & supporting the annual Program of activities.
We are seeking people with interest in the national folk music industry, experience in arts/committee management a plus.
For more info contact Una McAlinden 0403 192631 or Keith Preston 0418 839264
Folk Alliance nomination 2018 Form
3. Development Program & National Showcase Program
National FAA Showcase Concerts have continued over the past months.
The Port Fairy Folk Festival Showcase Concert at the Lighthouse Stage. Thanks also to the Blue Mountains Festival who featured young acts from our Young Artists Development Program – Monique Clare and The Charm of Finches. The FAA National Youth Awards Showcase Concert will again be hosted by The National Folk Festival in Canberra over the Easter holiday season. Also a great concert in its own right, so make sure you come along.
FAA received applications from a range of organizations /clubs who nominated from young acts across Australia wanting to be part of our Youth Awards Showcase Concert. It is always disappointing not able to include all applications in our concert program. But we are pleased to present a selection of artists from across the nation on our line up. The acts this year are Bec Bastoli, STAV shaul, Red Grenadier, Jed Appleton, Austral, Girl on the Hill and Jo Davie .Congratulations to all these acts.
You can catch these great young Australian artists in concert on Sunday 1st April, 12 noon until 2.30pm at The Majestic. This year the FAA Showcase acts will also be programmed at The Borderland on Friday and Saturday mornings from 10am – 11.30am. So be sure to wander across each morning to get a taste of what’s offer.
FAA will also hold our Folk Music Industry Panel Workshop at the National Folk Festival on Saturday 31st March @The Terrace 4:00 – 5:00pm.
Please join us as we introduce you to our panel, representative of the diverse range of experiences across the industry. They will generously share their knowledge of touring and management, and generally give hints for getting ahead!
Thank you to the National Folk Festival for their support and partnership in hosting our Youth Showcase Concert, our AGM and Industry Workshop. We look forward to continuing our partnership into the future.
Join here http://www.folkalliance.org.au/order-membership/
Please keep in contact and forward any queries or comments to us.
Our next e-News will arrive in your inbox in April,
In the meantime, Warm wishes from
The Folk Alliance Australia Team