Jazz Festival - First Nations Artist in Residence

Our friends at Jazz Festival have an excellent opportunity for First Nations artists.

Expressions of Interest are now open for a new artist development program for First Nations musicians and composers.
Applications close 31 May 2021.

About the program
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival (MIJF) together with the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) are incredibly excited to present a new artistic professional development initiative.

The First Nations Artist in Residence Program supports the career development of an emerging to mid-career First Nations musician with a practice in jazz, improvisation or contemporary art music and its composition.

**The successful candidate will receive: **

A $5,000 cash bursary from MIJF to support the development of a new work
A major festival performance outcome at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2021, including an additional performance fee
A paid part-time position with the Australian Art Orchestra (August – October, 4 EFT, $50,000 pro rata)
A personalised professional development program with AAO, based on the experience, needs and aspirations of the artist in residence.
Participation in the AAO’s Creative Music Intensive, a 10-day annual residency held in Tarraleah, Tasmania (October 10-20), including flights and accommodation
Producing support from MIJF staff to develop and present the work
Ticketing package for MIJF 2021 and artistic/industry networking opportunities

Who can apply?

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander musicians currently residing in Australia are eligible to apply. The program is open to a broad range of musical genres, including but not limited to jazz, soul, hip hop, and art music, with the aim to support experimentation and improvisation within and across genres.


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