FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA SMALL GRANTS SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED.
FAA is proudly supporting four small grants projects which are underway.
These Projects are :
Theresa Young – Folk Song Camp & Concert for Young Folk.
Experienced and highly regarded musicians will support the presentation of an inaugural a folk music camp in Tasmania focussed on song writing and singing for young people. This camp will immerse young people in traditional music and song and engage the participants in song making.
Publication of a book of original tunes written over a 22 year period and the production of an accompanying CD. Once complete this work will be available through a website. This project has a National focus and Judy will collaborate with a range of folk industry colleagues and musicians in the publication process.
The Australasian Bluegrass & Old Time Music Association – Women Performers & Acoustic String Band Music & CD compilation
This project has a National focus. The association will produce a compilation CD comprising of tracks from women playing traditional string band music, including already published material and live recordings, showcasing the creative output of Australian women playing acoustic stringed instruments in the styles of country, bluegrass, and old time acoustic string music and related styles.
Yuin Folk Club Inc – The Yuin Women’s Choir NSW.
Support to establish women’s choir from within the Yuin Aboriginal Community at Wallaga Lake. The choir will perform work both in English and the Dhurga language of the South Coast Aboriginal Community. The Yuin women aim to have the choir ready for a premiere performance at the 2017 Cobargo Folk Festival.
As the projecst progress the outcomes of these projects will be available through our website and FAA communications. We hope that this inaugural program will be ongoing into the future as the Small Grants Scheme highlighted the many fabulous project ideas from within the folk industry that we would like to support in the future.
Folk Alliance Australia announced a new initiative:
Small Grants Scheme for ‘Folk-based’ Music / Arts Projects 2016
Do you have a great project that could be supported by a small grant?
In 2016 FAA will offered grants of $3,000 each for up to 4 projects
AIMS OF SMALL GRANTS SCHEME
- To encourage and support a diversity of small but significant folk music / folk cultural projects
- Support small projects that raise the profile of the folk industry and community
- Offer small grants in an ‘easy to apply’ format.
2017 Grants Open later this year – stay tuned!