Geelong’s music scene will take off like never before, with the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of grants providing support to local artists and music industry.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed news that Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Marrma Rom Two Worlds Foundation are amongst more than 50 music industry representatives across the state to be recognised in the latest round of funding through the Andrews Government’s Music Works program.
Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre has received a $10,000 grant for the production and expanded marketing strategy for NaranaFest 2018 – a one day family friendly festival showcasing Aboriginal music, culture and art.
Marrma Rom Two Worlds Foundation has received a $10,000 grant for the recording, mixing and mastering of the debut album by Yolngu artist Yirrmal in collaboration with established songwriters and mentors.
Part of the Labor Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative, the Music Works Grants program provides support to Victorian musicians, music industry professionals and industry organisations to create, develop and showcase Victorian contemporary music to audiences at home and abroad.
Overall the latest round has provided grants totalling $550,000 to support music projects ranging from the recording of new albums to the creation of music videos, regional, national and international tours, skills development projects, music marketing campaigns and attendance at key international music events.
Previous recipients of Victorian Government music grants includes Gotye, Meg Mac, Briggs, Tash Sultana and Dan Sultan.
The next round of Music Works Grants closes in February 2018 for projects commencing from 1 June 2018.
For program details and to see a full list of the latest Music Works recipients, visit creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western, Victoria Gayle Tierney MP
“Geelong has a vibrant music community and the Andrews Labor Government is proud to invest in our music industry at all levels.”
“I congratulate Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Marrma Rom Two Worlds Foundation. These projects will take their music to the next level and I look forward to seeing their exciting ventures come to life.”
“Whether you make music, work behind the scenes or are passionate about our music history, I encourage you to find out more about the Music Works program and how it can help bring your music ideas to life.”