The Breakthrough program is accepting applications from emerging Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians. Artists are invited to apply for up to $25,000 to fund the production of a new album.
Funded by the Indigenous Culture Support Program, Breakthrough recognizes that having high quality recordings is a key factor for artists in gaining the attention of listeners and industry alike.
From indigenouspeoples.com - Australia: Breakthrough Funding To Boost Success Of Indigenous Musicians - Call For Applications:
Arts Minister Simon Crean today opened the next round of funding through the Breakthrough: Emerging Indigenous Contemporary Musicians Recording initiative for two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians or bands...
"We have a wealth of home-grown talent here in Australia, but it can be difficult for emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians to gain the exposure they need to take their music to a wider audience and achieve commercial success.
"Breakthrough provides real opportunities and practical support for Indigenous musicians to kick-start their career with the important next step of a professional high-quality recording of their original music."
Find the application and more information at arts.gov.au. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 28 October 2011.
Busby Marou, an alternative/country duo from Rockhampton, were previous recipients of Breakthrough funding. Enjoy this video for their track Biding My Time: