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The latest news articles discussing Australia's new music scene - you can also browse our archive of all news articles.

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$50 million arts rescue package announced by the NSW Government

$50 million arts rescue package announced by the NSW Government

The NSW Government has announced a $50 million rescue and restart package for NSW arts and cultural organisations. The package will be delivered in two stages. According to information released on the Create NSW website on Sunday, funding will be made available immediately on a case-by-case basis to enable NSW not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations to hibernate temporarily. Further funds will be made available in the coming months to enable organisations to restart operations after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Details regarding application procedure to be confirmed.

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Opportunity: National Library of Australia Creative Fellowships

Opportunity: National Library of Australia Creative Fellowships

Applications are now open for the National Library of Australia’s Creative Arts Fellowships, offering practising artists and writers the opportunity to develop an artistic concept or work that is inspired or informed by the Library’s collections. Deadline is at 5pm (AEST) on Friday 10 July 2020.

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Composing Women program wins a Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

Composing Women program wins a Classical:NEXT Innovation Award

Liza Lim and the Composing Women program by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of Sydney, have won one of three Classical:NEXT Innovation Awards, presented in an online ceremony late yesterday Australian time. 

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APRA AMCOS Sustainability Fund launched

APRA AMCOS Sustainability Fund launched

APRA AMCOS Sustainability Fund is now open for applications and provides direct financial support to APRA's songwriter and composer members in the creation of new music. Members worldwide, at any career stage and working in any musical genre are eligible to apply for a $2,000 grant. Deadline for applications is 29 May.

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Ten 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions announced

Ten 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions announced

The Australian Music Centre is delighted to announce the 10 projects commissioned under the banner of the 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address. The 10 x $1,000 bursaries will go to projects proposed by Jane Sheldon, Amy Curl/SIMA, Arcadia Winds, Eric William Avery, Erik Griswold, Alice Chance, Julian Day, Ania Reynolds, Belle Chen and Jasmin Leung.

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Australia Council grants, May 2020

Australia Council grants, May 2020

The Australia Council’s latest grant round includes funding for many projects by many AMC-represented artists, including Julian Day ($29.9K for performances in civic spaces across Melbourne); Connor D'Netto ($21.5K for three works for ensembles in New York and London); Andrée Greenwell ($23K to complete a chamber opera); and Eve Klein ($15K for an opera project in collaboration with soprano Yasmin Arkinstall); as well as new works and projects by artists including Quentin Angus ($13K), Rafael Karlen ($15K), Mara Kiek ($25K) and Jane Stanley ($15K)...

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Ian McKinley (1929-2020)

Ian McKinley (1929-2020)

AMC's Represented artist, composer, conductor and music educator Ian McKinley OAM on 9 May, after a long illness, at the age of 90.

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Digital Concert Hall expands, now streaming from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Digital Concert Hall expands, now streaming from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Melbourne Digital Concert Hall - a social enterprise conceived to support the arts industry during the COVID-19 crisis and to provide a means for classical soloists and small ensembles to continue their profession - is extending its activities to Perth and Sydney starting today 13 May. The Wednesday 'Satellite Nights Series' is supported by Kawai Australia, Fiona Campbell and the Government House Foundation of WA.

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Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship to Ian Whitney

Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship to Ian Whitney

Sydney-based composer Ian Whitney has won the 2020-2021 Layton Emerging Composer Fellowship, valued at $10,000 for one year. Whitney will write two chamber music works over a 12-month period as part of the Australia Ensemble NSW's outreach program, with a public workshop organised in 2021. He will also receive mentoring sessions with a Composition staff member from the UNSW School of the Arts & Media, members of the Australia Ensemble UNSW, and an external composition mentor.

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2020 Art Music Fund grants announced

2020 Art Music Fund grants announced

Ten Australian composers are the recipients of the latest grants from APRA AMCOS and Australian Music Centre's Art Music Fund, taking the all-time funding total to more than $500,000 over five years. This year's $100,000 allocation will support a range of new projects as they come to life, including urban art installations, video and sound works and an a cappella collaboration.

The 2020 Art Music Fund recipients are: Kristin Berardi, Leah Blankendaal, Olivia Davies, Aviva Endean, Madeleine Flynn & Tim Humphrey, Thomas Meadowcroft, Maria Moles, Jodi Rose and Jon Rose.

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Victorian Government announces an arts survival  package

Victorian Government announces an arts survival package

Victorian government has announced a $16.8 million survival package to provide immediate support to Victorian creative organisations and individuals to sustain employment, develop new works and provide opportunities for creative community participation.

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Create NSW COVID-19 support for the small-medium arts and screen sector

Create NSW COVID-19 support for the small-medium arts and screen sector

To support independent artists and small to medium arts, screen and cultural organisations impacted by COVID-19, Create NSW is implementing a number of measures. This includes accommodation assistance, new support for creatives to engage with online platforms, and a suite of initiatives that provide employment and development opportunities, and audience engagement and skill-sharing for arts, screen and cultural organisations and individuals across the State.

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ABC's Fresh Start Fund to support local content, including music

ABC's Fresh Start Fund to support local content, including music

The ABC has launched a $5 million development fund to support independent Australian producers and safeguard local content and creativity across multiple genres, including drama, comedy, children's, factual, music and the arts. Out of the five production streams (see further down) of the Fresh Start Fund, of particular interest is the Australian Music Fund, which supports independent Australian artists and musicians across all ABC music networks, including by commissioning new works for ABC Classic and ABC Jazz.

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Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions 2020

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commissions 2020

Australian Music Centre is commissioning 10 presentations in 2020 under the banner of the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address10 x $1000 bursaries will be available to the Australian music community to create online works that are realised in 2020. Distribution will be in partnership with the ABC and Monash University, in order that your work reaches as broad an audience as possible, and further embeds Australian music in teaching and learning. Deadline for EOIs is at 5pm AEST on Friday 8 May 2020.

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Two Peggy Glanville-Hicks Addresses in 2020 - and 10 new opportunities

Two Peggy Glanville-Hicks Addresses in 2020 - and 10 new opportunities

Today, the AMC is proud to announce the names of the artists who will deliver the Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address in 2020, as well as declaring open expressions of interest for 10 opportunities, also under the banner of the prestigious Address.

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