The Very West 2012 - Apply Now

Are you an emerging musician or band from Melbourne's West?

Are you ready to take over the world?

Then we want you!

As part of Footscray Community Arts Centre's ongoing partnership with St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, The Very West is a special initiative designed to support emerging musicians from Melbourne's western suburbs.

The Very West offers local, unsigned and unheard of bands and/or musicians the opportunity to strut their stuff in front of a panel of industry professionals at a special showcase event. The act judged 'most ready to take the next step' stands to be awarded a professional development program which includes:

  • A place on the bill for you/your band at the Melbourne St. Jerome's Laneway Festival in February 2012
  • A mentorship with Footscray Community Arts Centre that includes the use of rehearsal space, access to industry networks, professional development, residency and performance opportunities, publicity and promotions assistance and management workshop sessions with an experienced industry professionals
  • An invitation to perform at Big Sound 2012, an international music industry conference and artist showcase with key music industry professionals and artists.
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      Applications Open Now

      Applications Close: 4pm on Friday 28 October 2011

      Shortlisted applicants will be required to perform at The Very West Showcase Event in December (TBC) and the winner of the Showcase will perform at St. Jerome's Laneway Festival on Saturday 4 February 2012. Musicians must be from the western region of metropolitan Melbourne and be available for meetings and media opportunities.

      To download an application form, click here.

      For more information click here or contact Erin Watson, Emerging Producer @ Footscray Community Arts Centre on 03 9362 8803 or at erin {at} footscrayarts(.)com.

      Photo: Rachel Main – Winners of the Very West 2011: Baptism Of Uzi

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