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20 September 2012

Opportunity: Art in Festivals initiative (closes 16 October)

Opportunity: Art in Festivals initiative (closes 16 October)

The Art in Festivals initiative by the Australia Council for the Arts supports early career artists across all art forms to develop experimental work within a festival environment. The initiative, with a funding pool of $250,000, forms part of the suite of residencies and mentorships supported through the Australia Council's Early Career Artists and Producers program.

The participating artists will be provided opportunities to test new ideas, collaborate with artists and technicians from different disciplines, work small and/or large scale in a site-specific context, and receive wide exposure and access to significant networks in the industry.

The Australia Council is seeking proposals for a new program model which will incorporate three specific stages: 1) a national interdisciplinary artist laboratory engaging senior artists as provocateurs, 2) long-term mentorship for early career participants, 3) 'new work' commissions and onward promotion by participating festivals and producers nationally and internationally.

Funding for the program can span a two-year period with the first two stages supported fully through the initiative. The third stage will be supported by the festival and other partners (see website for further details).

Applications for this grant close 16 October 2012 - decisions will be advised in November and funded projects can start in December 2012.

> More information and contacts: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/grants/2012/art-in-festivals

The Australian Music Centre connects people around the world to Australian composers and sound artists. By facilitating the performance, awareness and appreciation of music by these creative artists, it aims to increase their profile and the sustainability of their art form. Established in 1974, the AMC is now the leading provider of information, resources, materials and products relating to Australian new music.


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