It is for Victorian based artists who want to make a living from their music but still find themselves on the fringe of the industry in Australia, who face challenges in navigating the digital realm and the business of music, and who want to find or redefine their identity and niche.
The program will accommodate up to 15 mid-career artists with opportunities to better understand and connect with the Victorian music industry and explore ways to operate more effectively and strategically. Most importantly, it will empower participating artists to create their own tailored artist development plan and strategies to achieve their goals.
The program will be delivered in 4 parts:
To be eligible applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
To apply for the program please fill in the form below. Expressions of interest will close at 5pm on Monday 22 July 2019.
Late submissions will not be accepted.
Further enquiries to be directed to Anita Larkin, email@example.com
Mon 24 Jun 2019 - Fri 29 Nov 2019
Project ReWIRE is a new artist development initiative for mid career culturally diverse musicians, singers and songwriters produced by MAV in partnership with key Australian music influencer Joel Ma. Through a process of self assessment, music business up-skilling and one to one mentoring, 15 culturally diverse mid career artists will explore the positioning of their music in Australia and will tailor their own artist development plans. The artists will be empowered to challenge, re-define and contemporise their direction. Project collaborator, Joel Ma, says, “Being a mid career artist myself, I am keenly aware that the music industry is fluid, ever changing and difficult to navigate, and it can be intimidating trying to keep up. Project ReWIRE is born from the idea that mid career artists can adapt, remain relevant and continue to make a living doing what they love, by knowledge sharing, up-skilling and recognising new opportunities. It will also help industry tap into talented but marginalised artists who work outside of the mainstream.’’ Project ReWIRE builds on over 15 years of successful work, that Multicultural Arts Victoria, has been doing to produce bespoke, responsive artists development programs for culturally diverse musicians. The program will facilitate new pathways and opportunities for mid career artists while also contesting the marginality of diverse music practice in Australia.