1. FAA SMALL GRANTS SCHEME – OPEN NOW
FAA is offering grants of $2,500 each, for up to 4 projects taking place from September 2017 – April, 2018.
The aims of the FAA Small grant Scheme are:
- 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
- To facilitate an ‘easy to apply’ grants format.
Applications for this year’s Small Grants Scheme.
Go to the FAA web site for more details.
Please note Applicants must be members of FAA.
2. FOLK ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE @ AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK – CRONULLA, SYDNEY
Folk Alliance Australia is proud to be teaming up with Australian Music Week to hold our 2017 Folk Alliance Australia Conference as part of this important Australian Music Industry event in Cronulla, Sydney, NSW.
This is a unique opportunity to participate in a dynamic event and to network with fellow members and supporters of the Australian folk industry, nationally and internationally, with delegates from major organizations and events such as Folk Alliance International ( US ) , Americana ( US ), Showcase Scotland ( Scot ), ABC Music, Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Bluesfest, National Celtic Festival. Stay tuned for more announcements and details.
Register for the conference and attend a range FAA panels, Q&A sessions, showcase events and workshops
Your registration also gives access to the range of activities on offer at Australian Music Week.
Performers: If you are a performer and would like to apply to showcase at the Conference in front of key Australian and overseas festival programmers, managers, agents, venues, bookers then please check out this important opportunity.
Showcase Applications open until 21st August
More details and conference program coming soon … in the meantime book your Folk Alliance Australia delegate ticket – Don’t forget to choose Folk Alliance Australia in the Association tab when registering to be included in our program. We look forward to seeing you there!
3. FAA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
For the months of July, August and September FAA are offering extra benefits to new members who join or renew over this period.
Through our partnership with AON, FAA is able to offer renewing members and new members three months free Public Liability insurance!
Join or renew now and receive 15 months membership for the price of 12 months!
During August we launch our Small Grants Scheme to Members and joining in September means you will be in the running to win range of prizes on offer.
Through joining FAA you are supporting our organization in the range of folk industry support projects we undertake nationally through our year long program.
4. Age Music Awards & Folk Alliance International Conference, 14th – 18th February 2018
FAA is making plans to be part of this international conference for our industry again in 2018. We will be expanding on our work to connect and support Australian acts attending the event. Applications to showcase are open now – close on 13th September. Click here to apply
Age Music Awards – Victoria
Applications are open now via Music Victoria website where you will find full details. Briefly, the criteria is that you have released an EP or album between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 and
that at least 50% of the act has been living in Victoria for the last two years. There is also a category for Victorian venues or festivals. Learn more
FAA is very pleased to present the Folk Roots Music genre within the Victorian Music awards.
5. Other News
Music Australia Contemporary Music Roundtable – Sydney
FAA was invited to take part in this music industry conference along with other national peak bodies. Advocating for the Folk industry, seeking and exploring opportunities for our scene, as well as promoting/profiling the value of the folk scene to the broader music industry, were the key benefits in attending this event. One of our key aims is to promote the business facilitated through the folk world and its overall contribution to the music industry.
Youth Development Program
Planning of the series of Showcase Concerts is underway and we are thrilled to be partnering with a range of festivals across Australia, offering FAA a platform to host concerts featuring some of Australia’s best young folk acts. Thank you to those festivals who have committed to the program – our full program will be featured in upcoming news.
This year’s FAA Young Artist of the year Monique Clare is launching an EP in the coming month – Monique is planning a tour to promote her work and will make her way from Brisbane to Melbourne from late September. Monique will showcase at the FAA Conference in November – Visit her website for full details and updates.
Keep an eye on Charm of Finches – Melbourne sisters Ivy and Mabel Windred-Wornes, who were finalists in this year’s showcase.
Kaurna Cronin our 2015 Young Artist of the year has just returned from a major European Tour – Kaurna has released a new album ‘Euphoria, Delirium & Loneliness’ which has been nominated in the South Australian Music Awards in the ‘Folk’ category. It is a public voted award – so any votes would go a long way to supporting Kaurna. You can vote quick and relatively painless here: http://themusic.com.au/samawards