Folk Alliance Australia Touring Directory
FAA is collecting contact information about folk music venues, festivals, presenters and folk organisations for a touring directory to aid musicians in planning tours in Australia. This will be available to all FAA members as part of the benefits of membership. We’d be grateful if you could enter your information in the form below and let others know to fill it out. Help spread the word: https://zfrmz.com/Y72XrA9XnFaEcduCxK4x
1. Announcing the winners of the 2019 Small Grants Scheme for ‘Folk-based’ Music / Arts Projects
In 2019 FAA has awarded grants of $2,500 each for the following 4 projects:
- Coral Reid – Rapper Dance Australia Teaching Program
- Judy Oleinkiv – Summer Vibes Dance. Participatory folk dance for young people.
- Warren Fahey – Orkestra of the Absurd
- Christine Morphett – Scottish Harp in the 21st Century
Applications for the Youth Act of the Year will open on December 1 and close February 15. Information on the awards and how to apply is on our website: https://www.
We are excited to announce the development of a new touring directory coming soon to FAA members. We will shortly be putting out a call inviting people to list their venue or presenter details. Stay tuned. The finished directory will be ready for the FAI ExChange in March and will be available to current FAA members only. Think about venues/presenters/festivals who promote folk music around Australia and let them know to submit their details when the time comes.
Just a reminder that Folk Alliance Australia will be participating and supporting Folk Alliance International (FAI) in presenting the FAI ExChange in Geelong, in the lead up to the 2020 festival 2-4 March. The Exchange will be a gathering of artists, industry and presenters, and will feature keynote speakers, forums and a series of showcase concerts throughout the cultural precinct of Geelong. Showcase artists will comprise international and national artists who will be selected from the FAI and PFFF application processes. There will also be a spotlight on regional Victorian artists.
More information and registration here: https://www.folk.org/