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Hilltop Hoods Initiative $10000 cash incentive towards releasing your album

The HTH Initiative is a $10,000 cash incentive funded by Hilltop Hoods and APRA AMCOS to help emerging Australian Hip Hop and Soul artists to manufacture, market, and release an album. In past years the initiative was restricted to South Australian residents but since 2009 it has been made available to applicants Australia-wide. In addition to the $10,000 in funding, the winner will receive legal advice courtesy of David Vodika and Media Arts Lawyers which can be used for general legal or specific career advice, plus a Zoo York Clothing prize pack and a Love Police ATM Merch Manufacturing Start-Up Kit (to the value of $500).

via http://www.apraamcos.com.au/hth-2015 - visit the APRA AMCOS site or read more for details

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Engage Media : Videomakers For Change

Engage Media has done incredible work in documenting some of the stories of people & communities in Asia. Some of my favs are the Punks who use their music to do activism and help their communities, and the amazing work Andrew Garton has done with Sarawak, documenting how their traditional lives in forest communities has been changed & is at risk of being lost.

They are crowdfunding via pozible to help more video journalists attend Camp Sambel this year, for training.

It's just over half way funded, pls help it get through, & spread the word to your friends. I think the world needs to hear more of these Voices - they're doing important work

http://www.pozible.com/index.php/archive/index/4673/description/0/0

visit the pozible page for more details, or read more.

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Soundclash - new music funding grant from Australia Council

'Soundclash' is an initiative of the music board of the Australia Council and is open to individuals and groups engaged in projects involving the creation and performance of experimental, creative and innovative contemporary popular music. In the past ten years, the field of contemporary popular music (pop, rock, hip hop, electronic dance music and other, related modern music forms) has become increasingly hybrid, challenging the boundaries of the form itself.

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NSW Indigenous $20000 Art Prize

The Parliament of NSW Indigenous Art Prize is a $20,000 acquisitive prize for Indigenous artists born in NSW and belonging to a NSW language group. Now in its third year, the Prize has been developed by the Parliament of New South Wales and Campbelltown Arts Centre, and receives support from Arts NSW. The regional tour, taking in Hawkesbury, Dubbo, Broken Hill, Griffith and Wagga Wagga, is coordinated by Museums and Galleries NSW.

Please contact the gallery on 4560 4441 or gallery@hawkesbury.nsw.gov.au

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Internships at Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of NSW offers internships to tertiary students. Short-term, unpaid placements are available in the following areas – public programs/education, curatorial/collections, exhibitions, research library and archive, registration, conservation, marketing and work within the Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery Society.

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Audio Foundation and funding link

I was checking out the NZ Audio Foundation website again today and came across a link from an email on the AF-l about funding from Damian from Frey. it's an interesting argument. I think Australia is similar to New Zealand in this way, but also at a glance I think New Zealanders have the creative support advantage over the Australians, or so it seemed to me at least, as they have MANY!

Launch of Sound Travellers

Sound Travellers, established to support the touring of sound art/electronica, jazz/improvised and cont classical music. Sound art, electronic music touring funds available.

If you are interested in more info and live in Australia and want to tour visit www.soundtravellers.com.au

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KULTOUR - Australian multicultural arts touring program

Kultour invites artists and art workers to apply for inclusion in the annual touring program. Kultour is a national network of arts organisations established in 2001 by the Australia Council as an initiative of the Arts in a Multicultural Australia policy to increase awareness of Australian multicultural arts through its annual touring program of Australian multicultural art. Kultour provides opportunities for local professional artists to reach new audiences in new areas whilst the annual touring program offers audiences insight into multicultural issues and arts through a professional quality touring program. read more or visit www.kultour.com.au/howtoapply.html for more details

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OZCO Second Life artist residency

The Australia Council is offering $20,000 for a collaborative artist residency in Second Life for artists to 'creatively and critically explore new interactive, virtual platforms'.

Visit http://www.ozco.gov.au/grants/grants_new_media_arts/second_life_artist_r... for more details on the OZCO SL residency application.

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DUB DAY AFTERNOON 06 @ THE JUBILEE HOTEL (Brisbane)

DUB DAY AFTERNOON 06 @ THE JUBILEE HOTEL SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER!

Join together in a major fundraiser for Radio station 4ZzZFM in this years Dub Day Afternoon 06 event. It will be a chilled out and fun time for all attending!

Dub Day Afternoon 06 @ The Jubilee Hotel, Saturday 18th November!

$15 / $10 Zed subs / Free Passionate subs. Subscribe at the show and get in FREE!

Showcasing the very best of Brisbane's reggae bands, soundsystems and selectas in an afternoon and evening of blunted basslines, skanking roots, blazing conscious dancehall and big tunes.

Heavyweight Champion

Raz Bin Sam and Lion I Band

Rhythm Collision Sound System

Ruby Blue

Samedi Sound System

Suspect Seven

Selecta Bing

Barrington Rankmore III vs Deaf Toll

Lao Mirador

The Jubilee Hotel, 470 St Pauls Terrace, The Valley. 3pm til 1am - 10 hours of reggae, dancehall, dub and ska

$15 / $10 Zed subs / Free Passionate subs. Subscribe at the show and get in FREE

4ZzZFM and artist merchandise/CDs available at on site stall

http://www.4zzzfm.org.au

view the myspace event listing for more details

crowdfunding

sull posted on the videoblogging maillist about crowdfunding, which is a concept becoming more popular with the rise of social sites etc on the interweb. it's an interesting concept and I'd like to try it with some Australian arts/music projects to try raise money for them to complete their projects. the havemoneywillvlog project has been successful in raising money for people to work on various videoblogging projects ranging from a documentary / series, an artistic experiment with travel organised by the contributors, a research project on sustainability, a documentation of issues on immigration and it's social impacts from a selection of people's pov, and most recently raising funds to help convert 8mm films to video to give them a new lease of life.

since upgrading to drupal 4.7, I'll be testing the chipin and ecommerce modules to see if they are of use.

it would be great to be able to help people realise their projects. I think it could also help them to practice making grant funding applications to larger organisations and government bodies. anyway, it couldn't hurt to try. if the people make pledges to support the project, then only pay for them once the full amount of money is raised then it's less risk for them. I've pledged and donated money in this way. $10 a month (or less if I decide to skip a project) is not much for me to pay - it's less than the cost of a cd and is another way to help support a project when you can't attend in person. I figure I've spent more than that on less important things, so it's one way to help give back to the community! also, as these days I don't make it to events I'd like to in person, this could be another way of supporting them without being there.

I wonder if others think this way also. it's hard to convince people to spend their hard earned cash. just as it's hard to get people to come along to gigs. an interesting experiment nonetheless. hopefully some of the projects would be able to offer something extra, an incentive if you will, to the financial contributors. drupal groups modules might be useful for this..

I was thinking of using these systems to help raise money for people to work on projects - small budget amounts. maybe to do a promo cd or put on a gig or get a small book published or attend a conference & report on it etc. the donators would be given credit in the project and maybe get special previews on how the project is going. I could put the documentation on my site.

the project would get to practice applying for grants, so would need to be professional about it, have a definite timeline to work towards, and there would have to be a final outcome they could report on and document so people who donated knew their money went towards something real and was not just lost.

the system could also be used to raise money for charities, or if you can't decide on a charity, then think of the artist as your target for giving.

anyway, here's some sites useful for research about this or showing examples of currently working systems :

http://havemoneywillvlog.com/ = funding site for videoblog projects

http://crowdfunding.com/ = research blog on crowdfunding

http://www.sellaband.com/ = raise $50000 towards funding your band / your fav band's promo/album costs

http://fundavlog.com/ = pay per view / raise money for vlogs

http://fundable.org/ = raise money for any projects, payment site

http://chipin.com/ = raise money for any projects, payment site

http://www.netribution.co.uk/2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id... = article on crowdfunding for independent films

http://www.smartmobs.com/archive/2006/09/19/a_swarm_of_ange.html = a UK film being made via donations

The Academy of Electronic Arts (India)

The Academy of Electronic Arts is a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking and empowering institution that evolves continuously to inclusively address *all* e-Creative Practices & Practitioners, whether already existing or as yet inconceivable, whether professional or not, and whether formally recognized as Art forms and Artists or not so, on a public-benefit basis into the future.

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