APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Showcase held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra each Easter
Folk Alliance Australia (FAA), in partnership with the National Folk Festival (NFF), is very excited to present the FAA Youth Award again in 2019. The Youth Award is an annual event that takes place at the NFF. The aim of the project is to boost the profile of young performers and introduce, support and encourage them to the next level of their development.
We are asking festivals, folk clubs, groups and arts organisations from around Australia to nominate an outstanding youth act. FAA will consider all nominations that fall within the genres of traditional folk to contemporary folk. Solo acts and small bands between the ages of 14-25 will be considered. Cross-cultural performances are encouraged. Artists can also self nominate.
Selected nominees will perform a short showcase at the Folk Alliance Australia Youth Award Concert held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter Sunday 2019. These acts will also be programmed at other venues at the 2019 National Folk Festival.
The FAA Youth Performer of the Year will be announced at the conclusion of the Awards Concert. All selected showcase performers will receive a free festival pass to the NFF (including camping), as well as some support towards travel if approved. FAA will seek to profile all selected showcase acts throughout the year.
The Winner, The Young Artist of the Year 2019 will be supported and mentored by FAA and associates throughout the year –opening pathways into the industry nationally and internationally. In addition to 12 months of development support, and will have the opportunity to perform at a minimum of four national festivals. The Runner-Up will receive development support within the music industry to the value of $500. Examples of this may include marketing support, design, and photography – to be decided in collaboration.
*Please note artists signed to management will not be eligible for this award.
For more information please contact John McAuslan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call 0419 522 143