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Professional Attachment Program 2019

Click to enlargeStafford Brothers, Nightquarter. Photo by James Wills.

Stafford Brothers, Nightquarter.
Photo by James Wills.

Music Action Plan

The Music Action Plan 2021 (MAP 2021) provides a blueprint for the City that will positively impact the live music sector on the Gold Coast by providing access to resources, promotion of Gold Coast music nationally and internationally and stronger partnerships across all tiers of government, peak bodies, and private enterprise.

Central to the Plan are a series of programs including the EXCEED Program that offers a range of initiatives and activities to support the development of the Gold Coast music industry. A key initiative of the EXCEED Program is the Music Action Plan Professional Attachment Program.

The City is looking for Gold Coast based emerging and mid-career music industry personnel looking to expand their experience and learn from senior mentors through practical development opportunities. Individuals must have a genuine desire to establish new relationships with industry producers, presenters, artists and peers, with a drive to accelerate their career opportunities.

In these professional attachments we are looking to place individuals in a variety of roles with the potential to be working on a mix of activity including (but not limited to) public relations, marketing, writing, music and venue management, bookings, studio/sound, technical and creative roles.

Attachment roles and host organisations

There are eight MAP Professional Attachment opportunities available within the host organisations below:

  1. Woodford Folk Festival
  2. Blank GC
  3. Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA)
  4. National Folk Festival
  5. Gold Coast music Awards (GCMA)
  6. GC BIGSOUND Showcase
  7. QMusic BIGSOUND x 2

Further details about the organisations and the specific placement roles can be found in the MAP Professional Attachment Program 2019 Guidelines.

Who can apply

  • Emerging or mid-career music industry personnel who have some experience working in a professional capacity.
  • Be over 18 years of age by the application due date.
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
  • Be a resident of the Gold Coast.

Funding available

A grant will be paid to the successful applicants to support their participation in the Program. The amount of the grant will be calculated using industry standard hourly/daily rates, and will depend on the nature of the assignment, the experience of the applicant, and the duration of the attachment.

Key dates

  • Applications close Sunday 21 July 2019
  • Interviews from Monday 29 July to Thursday 1 August 2019
  • Final notifications by Monday 5 August 2019

Key documents

How to apply

The MAP Professional Attachment Program is a two-stage selection process. Applicants are first required to submit an application via Smarty Grants. Shortlisted applicants will then attend an interview as part of the final selection process.

Apply online via City of Gold Coast SmartyGrants.

All enquiries

Dan Carroll
Senior Arts and Culture Project Officer
Arts and Culture | Lifestyle and Community
City of Gold Coast
T: 07 5581 6075 | 0414 180 259

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