Showcase held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Sunday 16 April.
Folk Alliance Australia, in conjunction with the National Folk Festival, presents the Young Artist of the Year award to lead artists to the next stage. Previous winners have included The Mae Trio, George Jackson, Oh Pep! and Kaurna Cronin who have all gone on to tour internationally.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
National Folk Festival, Exhibition Park, Canberra
Traditional to contemporary folk performers, aged 14-25, are invited to apply as solo acts or small bands. Cross-cultural performances are encouraged.
10 acts from around Australia will become part of our annual program and perform at our National Folk Festival showcase event. Performances will be 12 minutes long with the winner announced at the conclusion of the event.
Acts are to be nominated by festivals, folk clubs, groups and organisations (see form attached). A ticket to the National Folk Festival and camping pass will be given to successful showcase artists. Some support for travel is available.TERMS
Previous Young Artists of the Year are exempt from applying, unless they are a member of a different act. Accompanist over the age of 25 are not encouraged. Please note that this is a development award and all existing external industry support (management, booking agent, etc.) must be noted.
YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR
▶ 12 month mentorship
▶ Opportunities to perform at national festivals + moreJIM MACQUARIE HONOURABLE MENTION
▶ Development support to the value of $500 (e.g. photography, design support, website)For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org