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with The Australian Independent Records Association (AIR) and Carlton Dry's $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant in 2014 gives artists access to funds required to take their music to audiences around the world. The prize money must be used exclusively to help tour, showcase, record or relocate overseas to further your career. For full details on the application requirements head to http://www.air.org.au.

Are you an upcoming singer or acoustic act based in Metro Victoria & looking for a local gig?Amber Mic is on the lookout for new acts to perform live at their Local Sounds Live Music Events, this is a paid gig and would be great experience for new (and established) artists, email ambermicproductions@gmail.com for more info

Bring your music to the masses at St Kilda Festival 2015! Enter your act to score a gig during Live N Local or one of the coveted slots on the New Music Stage on Festival Sunday, head to stkildafestival.com.au for all the details!


Universal School of Music are currently seeking musicians & local artists to perform at list of venues in the western regions of Melbourne, if this interests you visit www.universalschoolofmusic.com.au or phone (03) 9395 0695  

If you’re looking for a career in music, whether it is audio production, entertainment management or performance Collarts has got you covered with their three bachelor degrees on offer! Open house day at Collarts will give you insight into university life, take a tour of the campus and have a chat with the Dean, staff and current students. Head to 55 Brady St, South Melbourne between 10am and 3pm on August 23rd to get all the details about how to ‘do what you love’. Phone 9281 8888 for more details.

The PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) and the Australia Council of the Art have got $15,000 up for grabs as part of their Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. Past recipients of the grants include Courtney Barnett, The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos, Ben Salter and Ainslie Wills, so if you're looking to pick up some cash to get the ball rolling with your career then head to australiacouncil.gov.au/grants for all the details on all grants including this one.

Are you working, living or studying Darebin? Well now is your time to shine! The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters. Finalists will perform at the Grand Final Concert on Sunday 19 October with the grand winner taking home a major prize pack that includes $2000 thanks to APRA, 8 hours recording time with an engineer at Head Gap Studios, 4 hours mastering at Indie Masters, $500 Implant Media Voucher for CD duplication services, ¼ Page Beat Ad, $200 Guitar World Voucher, and Face the Music Conference Tickets. So what are you waiting for? Enter now at musicfeast.com.au/

Artist management company Bolster Music are on the look out for an intern to assist in the various and broad-ranging day to day tasks. You will be involved in dealing with the Media, Promoters, Venues, Agents, Labels and the artists themselves. The position is up to two days a week. If you've got a keen interest in digital marketing and PR and a good knowledge of the Australian music landscape, check out www.bolstermusic.com.au/careers

ART du JOUR by Leiela and The Apartment would like to hear from potential designers, artists, entertainers, and pop-up services who are interested in showcasing in one of Melbourne's headlining fashion calendar events. Download your Expression Of Interest form today from www.leiela.com.au/art-du-jour-by-leiela

If you're a musician looking for a helping hand in booking gigs, recording advice and/or the general day to day life of your career in the music industry, Reese Williams would love to be that helping hand. Contact him via email at reeseleighwilliams@gmail.com

Have you completed a creative arts course (Certificate IV or higher) in the past three years? If that's a yes then listen up! Applications for the Australia Council's ArtStart program are now open for 2015, and they're offering up to $10,000 (that's a lot of zeros!). If you're looking to raise your profile, set up a studio practice, pay for business advice, work with a mentor, or perhaps purchase tools of trade then this is how you can do it. ArtStart is open to recently graduated musicians, dancers, writers, theatre directors, poets, ceramicists, visual artists, costume or set designers, jewellers, playwrights, community and cultural development practitioners and composers, as well as a whole bunch of other things. Head to australiacouncil.gov.au before September 22 for more details on how to apply.

The Telstra Road to Discovery is back again and there's a major prize package worth $100,000, including a trip to the USA, national publicity, a Music Development Fund worth $15,000, media training, song writing advice from The Mushroom Group and Mushroom Music, an APRA Songwriters Grant, as well as Telstra products and services. There are eight physical showcase heats staged across the country, as well as a boot camp, master classes and song writing classes. The program focuses on collaboration mentorship, song writing and music education for independent and unsigned Australian songwriters. So head over to beinvolved.com.au/telstraroadtodiscovery if you're looking to take the next step with your music.

Do you have something to contribute to Rainbow Serpent Festival 2015? Applications are now open for Musicians, Market & Food Stalls, Workshops, Massage Therapists, and Kids Space. For full details head to http://www.rainbowserpent.net

Do you consider yourself a tastemaker, or an elegant person, or maybe both? Then welcome to STEP (Society of Tastemakers and Elegant People)! STEP is a regular Melbourne music get-together that combines forward thinking panel discussions and interesting live musical performances. The panels on each STEP event are themed, if this sounds like something that interests you then head to tickets.thetoffintown.com to pick up some tickets. Who would've thought that $15 would get you so much value.

A new choir is being created under the direction of Jonathan Welch (Choir of Hard Knocks) which will meet one morning per week at Outlook Community Centre in Pakenham. They require choir members and people who are happy to assist with the coordination of this new choir.  More info here.

Wild@heART will be working with partner organisations in regional Victoria during 2014 to run an innovative songwriting program for people who experience disability, mental illness or disadvantage. The songwriters will be encouraged to tell their stories and play their songs on local radio, set up a local gig night to perform their new works, and will be invited to perform at one of their Strumarama events in Melbourne in a huge celebration of creativity! www.wildatheart.org.au/

Courthouse Arts and James Pratt are putting on performance workshops from July 16 onward. It is $10 for non-members under the age of 26. Should you be interested, email youtharts@courthouse.org.au

3mFM Radio, YMCA Bass Coast and Bass Coast FReeZA Crew have come together to bring some music and radio production workshops in August. If you know any musicians in the Bass Coast area, please invite them to participate. Check out https://www.facebook.com/BassCoastFreeza for further information.

If you're looking to gain an insight into the Australian Music Industry then look no further! The dates are set for Face The Music 2014! And after an at capacity event in 2013, we are thrilled to announce Victoria's biggest contemporary music conference will take place on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 November at Arts Centre Melbourne. Keep your eyes peeled for more infomation or head over to www.facethemusic.org.au 

Regional Arts Victoria's expression of interest for the 2015 Education and Families Incursion program is now open! They provide workshops, performances and arts experiences for children and young to schools and venues throughout the year, head to their website for more infotmation www.rav.net.au

Are you looking for the opportunity to play Open Mic shows across Victoria? Contact melbourneopenmic@gmail.com for more details. 

Loop are currently searching for new DJ event residencies in their Project space and venue, either monthly or bi-monthly. They are looking for groups that are entrenched in their creative and artistic communities, with ongoing access to a crew of artists and performers that will make the most of what the venue has to offer. Loop's technical specifications include a first rate DJ set up, custom built screens, multiple projectors, and a reputation for cutting edge and alternative arts/culture. We welcome any inspirational left-of-centre proposal. The venue has a capacity of 150, and has a 24 hour license. If this interests you email Clare Presser at info@looponline.com.au

Melbourne Rock School is (almost) like something out of the movie ‘School of Rock’, it’s a four day opportunity to develop, write and/or perform original compositions, working alongside music professionals it will give you an insight into the Australian music industry and show you how to carve a career in this industry. For full costs and more information go to melbournerockschool.com.au

Looking for a job, work experience or intern position? Pedestrian TV Jobs offer a great search engine for jobs in the creative industry. Head to www.pedestrian.tv/jobs.

Weekly songwriting and music workshops are currently running for people living with mental health challenges and disadvantage. Learn how to write your own songs with top Melbourne musicians, record using iPads, get a performance together and perform at Strumarama events. Workshops will run in both South Melbourne, Wednesdays 12.30 - 3.30pm at the Sol Green Community Centre, and Mondays 1 - 4pm at the Scots Uniting Church Community Rooms, 187 Burgundy St, Heidelberg. $5 per week. To register call 93269970 or email info@wildatheart.org.au.

Are you a performing artist with disability or mental health issue seeking professional and artistic development? Wild@heART are currently recruiting for their yearlong mentoring project, The Artist Development Program. The program is a rare opportunity for musicians, dancers, actors and performing artists to develop their skills, experience and careers. Contact Phil at phil@wildatheart.org.au or on 9326 9970.

Wild@heART are also running songwriting workshops in South Melbourne and Heidelberg, for more info go to www.wildatheart.org.au

Good news for musicians in Stawell. The Neighborhood House is setting up a space for young singers and musicians to have a chance to practice their stuff. For more info contact Tania on 5358 3500.

A Is For Atlas currently has a number of work experience/mentorship opportunities available through their Youth Mentoring Program. The program is supported by the Besen Family Foundation and allows young people the opportunity to gain experience in the performing arts whilst working alongside professionals to deliver a creative project. There are mentorships currently available in the areas of Production & Stage Management, Publicity, and Graphic Design. More information about the program is available at aisforatlas.org.au.

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Wangaratta's Unbranded FReeZA Committee meet to organise a drug/alcohol/smoke free hub where young people can hang out. They're also giving young musicians the opportunity to showcase their skills to a wider audience one Thursday every month at Gloria Jeans in Wangaratta, from 4.30 – 8pm. To get involved or for more info email unbranded.wangaratta@gmail.com.

Brimbank's Loose Studios is up and running once again. If you play an instrument, want to start a band or just want to have a go, go check it out. The best part is it's free! Brimbank Youth Services has the details on 9091 8229.

Did you know The Push can come out and train your crew in a range of music industry topics? The training is specifically designed to suit the needs of FReeZA committees and community youth groups, and covers topics such as all ages event management, band bookings, budgeting and sponsorship, promotions and publicity, running outdoor events, conducting committee meetings, lighting and production, safety and risk management. Download a training request form here.

Brightside Tuesdays at the Espy is always on the look out for unsigned upcoming artists and bands (this includes acts that are underage), there's no limitation to genre or previous experience required, for more information hit up https://www.facebook.com/brightsidelivemusic

Premier Artists, Australia's largest entertainment booking agency is looking for a full time accounts manager. - See more at: http://www.beat.com.au/jobs/accounts-manager-premier-artists#sthash.2JrjawL6.dpuf

 

ART du JOUR by Leiela and The Apartment would like to hear from potential designers, artists, entertainers, and pop-up services who are interested in showcasing in one of Melbourne's headlining fashion calendar events. Download your Expression Of Interest form today from www.leiela.com.au/art-du-jour-by-leiela/

Imageinit are seeking visual artists in the field of abstract painting to submit a body of work to submit@imageinit.com for the chance to score a commission job with one of their private clients. This piece is valued up to $3000 (based on the size), they are looking for abstract based pieces with a lot of colour (excluding green), as this piece will be for the lounge room. For more info click here

COLLARTS (Australian College Of The Arts) are seeking an admissions coordinator. If you've got personality and experience in a customer facing role then this could be you! Click here for all the details.

Wickeddchildd is a newly established blog/site based in Australia and they're seeking new music reviewers and contributors, read more here.

Calling all talented and emerging singers to perform at a new night in the Western suburbs, earn some cash doing what you love click here to find out how.

Have you checked out Arts Hub yet? They've got an extensive list of jobs to suit people with an arts and entertainment background. Check out www.artshub.com.au/arts-jobs

Do you fit the position of an Events Coordinator? If that's a yes then here's a job for you from Catalyst Consulting & Events, read more here.

Expression Sessions Community Projects are looking for a Senior Grant Writer who in conjunction with other director-level and program staff, will be responsible for the facilitation of the proposal development process through the planning, development and writing of grant proposals in support of the organisation’s mission and related activities. Go to indeed.com for all the details.

 One Shift are looking for intermediate level music teachers to teach group classes in Primary Schools, using their MSL (Music as a Second Language) program. You may earn up to $900 per week. They are running a free (conditions may apply) training course in Oakleigh, and will provide you with a complete Primary School Music Syllabus. If this interests you go to www.oneshift.com.au

Rhythm Rumble seeks a music teacher for preschoolers - for more information and to apply head over to mycareer.com.au

The State Library of Victoria is seeking experienced and enthusiastic people to provide onsite ticket sales (Ticketek) and provide exceptional visitor experience for exhibition visitors. For full details on the position go to careers.vic.gov.au

Fyooz Productions is looking to build a team of vibrant and enthusiastic event promoters. No prior qualification is required. Just the right attitude and love for music. Great way to party, get people to party and earn some bucks! If you are interested, please email or call Michael on 0432 480 211 or at Michael@fyoozproductions.com

The Centre for Creative Industries within Box Hill Institute provides Vocational Education and Training for the Creative Industries, the main programs within the Centre include music, dance, entertainment, fitness, graphic design, interactive digital media, visual arts, ceramics, jewellery, fashion, broadcast TV, games development, radio, interior decoration and design and textile arts. The Centre is now looking to appoint a suitably qualified Music Business Teacher. To apply go to their website www.bhtafe.edu.au

The Victorian Student Representative Council (VicSRC) is seeking a creative, organised and motivated person to join their team as the Events & Communications Officer. This 22.8 hour per week position will plan, organise and promote major VicSRC events across Victoria including; Congress, Regional Conferences, Recognition Awards, and Executive camps. The role will also be responsible for leading VicSRC online communications, website and membership engagement. For more info on the position click here

Have you checked out Beat Magazine's website yet? It lists plenty of music industry jobs in all areas. Check out beat.com.au/jobs.

For arts related jobs check out www.artshub.com.au/arts-jobs

Emergency Teachers Australia are in need of Secondary Music Teachers, for more information on available positions head to www.emergencyteachers.com.au

Rubix Fuhouse has a new opening for venue booker, you'll be responsible for negotiating the engagement details such as performance fees, in-house technical services and times of set-up, sound check and performance with the agent, the artist or the artist's manager. It is important for our booker to be responsible for quality control of the entertainment For more info click here.

Chateau Events Group Pty Ltd, is a Melbourne based events company who are seeking a Cultural Festival Producer on a contractual basis to help produce the Day of the Dead Festival. An exciting festival that celebrates the passing of family and friends with traditional Mexican festivities being held over three days. For more info click here.

Inca Roads Music Festival organisers are looking for music and festival lovers who would like to help them out in running their festival. Jobs vary from ticketing, production and technical support, assisting front of house, customer service and info officers - full details on the position can be found here

Streetparty Events is an events management and promotional company that has been running weekly events at nightclubs and venues around Melbourne and they're currently seeking a Music Event Management Intern, apply here.

Tone Control are seeking a Set Designer for their next season, all the info is here.

Artist management company Bolster Music are on the look out for an intern to assist in the various and broad-ranging day to day tasks. You will be involved in dealing with the Media, Promoters, Venues, Agents, Labels and the artists themselves. The position is up to two days a week. If you've got a keen interest in digital marketing and PR and a good knowledge of the Australian music landscape, check out www.bolstermusic.com.au/careers

City of Stonnington needs volunteer stewards for the city's Winter Arts Festival, if this interests you you can read more here.

Video Ninjas is a Melbourne based video production and video marketing agency and they are looking for an Intern in video production and editing to help create video content for video blogs. Experience preferred. Would suit student in final year of a video or film course. They will be assisting you with developing your skills plus you will undergo training to develop your skills. More info can be found here

6AM AT THE GARAGE releases EP and album reviews, event reviews and listings, podcasts and video interviews. We will cover everything that is the alternative side of dance music, shying away from the mainstream in preference of uncovering new and unique production. They are looking for dance music lovers to write reviews and be involved in interviews. If you're keen on getting involved email William Alexander at submissions@sixamatthegarage.com

Wickeddchildd is a newly established blog/site based in Australia and they're seeking new music reviewers and contributors, read more here.

OneUp Media are currently seeking Interns to work with them one day a week at its Kealba studio. They are looking for; Web developers to help create a OneUp Media webpage, Bloggers/ Journalists to keep up with the latest news in Entertainment, Events/PR person to assist with producing and brainstorming ideas for events and promotions and someone who loves to be in front of the camera, to interview some of these upcoming artists! If this is your calling click here for more details.

Roots of Music are looking for a Booking/Management assistant, responsibilities would include Booking Assistant - Reporting to head booker, Artist Bookings - Once trained, Account/Venue Management, Itineraries & Logistics, Invoicing & Contracting, Artist Liason. This is a great opportunity for those study Event management or something of the like, read more about it here.

With the recent announcement of The Rise of Brotality Tour in Frankston, Fresh Entertainment may be in need of volunteers to help with running the event. If you are interested in helping out Fresh Entertainment, or perhaps another FReeZA committee, check out this link for more details.

3MBS (Melbourne Broadcasting Society) is seeking volunteer receptionists with excellent customer service and office administration skills to join a small team - for more information head here!

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is looking for volunteers to operate front of house roles, assist visitors to understand and interact with exhibitions, activities, and events while also assisting staff in program delivery. At times, volunteers can also assist staff in supporting roles in areas such as marketing, research and administration. All volunteers are required to participate in the volunteer training and development program. For more info go to www.acmi.net.au/volunteer 

Triple R are looking for volunteers for roles such as reception, library, production and IT support through to special events like Radiothon and BBQ Day. For more information and to apply, go to www.rrr.org.au

Tone Control is a studio-based weekly music television program showcasing live acts from the local independent music scene, from solo performers to bands in various genres - funk, rock, indie, soul, country, blues and folk. The 30 minute show features three to six acts. Each of the performances are recorded live in the studio. As a volunteer you'll be responsible for preparing the necessary equipment to record the acts in a live setting. They are required to record the acts during the shoots using a digital mixing desk wit Logic, Pro-Tools, or other similar DAWs. Some post-production/mixdown work is also required, if this interests you head to www.tonecontrol.tv

Internships are available at music news website Tone Deaf. They're looking for bright young faces who'd like to learn more about publishing, the internet, and the music industry, and are interested in getting involved behind the scenes. The internship program runs for four months, one day a week, at their office in Prahran, Melbourne. Tasks include assignment writing including features, columns, and opinion, reviews, phone & video interviews, research, slideshows, the twice-weekly mixtape, and attending editorial meetings. For more info go to www.tonedeaf.com.au or email intern@tonedeaf.com.au

Be on the lookout at Pedestrian for upcoming internships and volunteer positions. If you are interested in applying for an internship, head to http://www.pedestrian.tv/jobs/ for the details.

Candlelight Productions is a non-profit arts production company known for producing high quality theatre, but have also produced dance, circus arts, standup comedy, multimedia, festivals and more. They're currently seeking volunteers for the Front of House team and to assist in upcoming productions. To register your interest or for more info, email info@candlelightproductions.com.au

Youth media organisation SYN offer two work experience positions each month between March and November. If you’re interested in seeing what goes into running TV, radio and online media channels, head to syn.org.au/workexperience or email admin@syn.org.au.

SYN radio are also currently looking for volunteers; this includes writers, bloggers, coders, reviewers, content makers and just generally someone wanting to have fun. You must be between the ages of 12 and 25 to be involved with SYN, they're holding upcoming info sessions that will give you the lowdown on their training and how you can get involved, if this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me the jump on their website (www.syn.org.au) for full details on their upcoming info nights and the courses available.

Are you a young person aged 12-25? Want to have a say in the future of the youth sector? The Youth Affairs Council of Victoria is running “YOUth Untitled”, a unique forum run by and for young people. The forum aims to bring young people from all over the state together to discuss core challenges they are facing. Based on discussions had at the forum, recommendations will be made to the Victorian Government. For the chance to share your opinion and truly make an impact, register at youthuntitled.eventbrite.com.au.

Footscray Community Arts Centre is now taking volunteers to help at events, workshops, exhibitions and in front of house. If you are interested, check out http://footscrayarts.comfor more information.

Vicious Recordings are looking around for some keen young new interns for their Melbourne office! As an independent label, everything happens there under the one roof in the same office, giving plenty of potential for students to gain experience in the world of digital marketing, blog and social media promotion, distribution, licensing, business affairs and general administration of a functioning record label. If you're studying in the field of music or entertainment this opportunity could be exactly what you're looking for! Positions are ongoing until the end of the year and range from one day a week to a couple of days per week. For more information or to apply, contact Eva Guss, Office Administration at Vicious Recordings by calling (03) 9804 5002 or email eva@vicious.com.au

Ever wanted to join your local FReeZA committee? Well now's your chance as FReeZA committee's across Victoria are looking for new members! If you're interested in learning about event management, promotion and marketing, stage management, artist booking, teamwork, networking and budgeting in a drug/alcohol/smoke free environment, then consider what joining your local crew might have to offer. The contact details for all FReeZA committees can be found at freeza.vic.gov.au.

A Is For Atlas currently has a number of work experience/mentorship opportunities available through their Youth Mentoring Program. The program is supported by the Besen Family Foundation and allows young people the opportunity to gain experience in the performing arts whilst working alongside professionals to deliver a creative project. There are mentorships currently available in the areas of Production & Stage Management, Publicity, and Graphic Design. More information about the program is available at aisforatlas.org.au.

Signal's Expression of Interest Program provides an opportunity for artists and organisations to propose new projects to undertake at Signal. If you would like to be contacted about the 2013-14 program join their mailing list at signal@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Are you interested in volunteer work? Check out http://volunteeringvictoria.org.au for opportunities near you.

Indiemunity are looking for writers experienced in the music industry especially in the independent music industry writing about new music, albums, bands and everything in between. Join their team and get plenty of opportunities to help get your name out there and noticed as a writer/journalist. Indiemunity.com has more info if you're interested.

St Martins Youth Arts Centre in South Yarra offers work experience throughout the year, giving young people the chance to gain skills in production, arts administration and marketing. To get a foot in the door give them a call on 9867 2477 or email info@stmartinsyouth.com.au.

Phoenix Movement Records offers a range of unpaid internships and work experience opportunities. Their primary focus is on viral marketing, as well as graphic design and website design. If keen, send your info through to supportaussiemusic@gmail.com with the subject 'Phoenix'.

Aphra Magazine is looking for music writers to join their team as an intern. Email Jacqui Picone at music@aphramag.com for more information.

PBS is looking for volunteers to help out in reception, in the music library and various other departments. For more information on how to get involved head to http://www.pbsfm.org.au/

ABC work experience program offers high quality training in TV, radio and news media, for more information on eligibility hit up www.abc.net.au/

Tone Control is a studio-based weekly music television program showcasing live acts from the local independent music scene, from solo performers to bands in various genres - funk, rock, indie, soul, country, blues and folk. Tone Control currently need a Video Editor, a Production Assistant, and a Camera Operator - please email Al Noveloso at email@tonecontrol.tv for more information on the position.

Nite Art is looking for social media intern/s in the lead up to their event at the end of July, if this interests you be sure to hit up info@niteart.com.au

The Australian Independent Records Association (AIR) and Carlton Dry's $50,000 Carlton Dry Global Music Grant in 2014 gives artists access to funds required to take their music to audiences around the world. The prize money must be used exclusively to help tour, showcase, record or relocate overseas to further your career. For full details on the application requirements head to http://www.air.org.au.

The PPCA (Phonographic Performance Company of Australia) and the Australia Council of the Art have got $15,000 up for grabs as part of their Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. Past recipients of the grants include Courtney Barnett, The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson of The Bamboos, Ben Salter and Ainslie Wills, so if you're looking to pick up some cash to get the ball rolling with your career then head to australiacouncil.gov.au/grants for all the details on all grants including this one.

ABC Heywire are currently seeking creative individuals aged 16-22 that live outside the big cities to submit their story about their life and where they live in either a photo, text, video or audio format. For your chance to win the opportunity of a life time and to read more about last year's entrants head to http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition/

Are you working, living or studying Darebin? Well now is your time to shine! The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters. Finalists will perform at the Grand Final Concert on Sunday 19 October with the grand winner taking home a major prize pack that includes $2000 thanks to APRA, 8 hours recording time with an engineer at Head Gap Studios, 4 hours mastering at Indie Masters, $500 Implant Media Voucher for CD duplication services, ¼ Page Beat Ad, $200 Guitar World Voucher, and Face the Music Conference Tickets. So what are you waiting for? Enter now at musicfeast.com.au/

Strawberry Fields
is an annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression held for three days each November, a few hours outside of Melbourne, Australia. Each year showcasing a diverse selection of both renowned and breakthrough electronic music from both Australia and overseas is an annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression held for three days each November, a few hours outside of Melbourne. Their Arts Program provides thousands of dollars in grants to young artists who submit proposals to create spaces, installations, artwork and performance experiences at Strawberry Fields. In addition to allowing artists to cover the cost of materials, transport and tickets to the event, the program facilitates a unique exhibition experience that is invaluable to those who participate in the program. Head over to http://www.strawberry-fields.com.au/art-grants/ to apply for a grant and the chance to be a part of Stawberry Fields 2014.

Have you completed a creative arts course (Certificate IV or higher) in the past three years? If that's a yes then listen up! Applications for the Australia Council's ArtStart program are now open for 2015, and they're offering up to $10,000 (that's a lot of zeros!). If you're looking to raise your profile, set up a studio practice, pay for business advice, work with a mentor, or perhaps purchase tools of trade then this is how you can do it. ArtStart is open to recently graduated musicians, dancers, writers, theatre directors, poets, ceramicists, visual artists, costume or set designers, jewellers, playwrights, community and cultural development practitioners and composers, as well as a whole bunch of other things. Head to australiacouncil.gov.au before September 22nd for more details on how to apply.

The Telstra Road to Discovery is back again and there's a major prize package worth $100,000, including a trip to the USA, national publicity, a Music Development Fund worth $15,000, media training, song writing advice from The Mushroom Group and Mushroom Music, an APRA Songwriters Grant, as well as Telstra products and services. There are eight physical showcase heats staged across the country, as well as a boot camp, master classes and song writing classes. The program focuses on collaboration mentorship, song writing and music education for independent and unsigned Australian songwriters. So head over to beinvolved.com.au/telstraroadtodiscovery if you're looking to take the next step with your music.

Pacific International Music, JMusic Australia and SoGuru Media are offering a music career scholarship to one talented independent Australian artist or band (16 years and over), Australia wide. The music scholarship includes $50,000 worth of products and services that will help you take your music career to the next level. If this interests you head over to http://www.qmusic.com.au

Film Victoria has funding available - Screen Production - Investment is available for producers with fiction or documentary feature films, television, online or mobile phone projects. To find out more and apply head to www.film.vic.gov.au/funding 

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria, including funding. If you're interested in making film, check out their website film.vic.gov.au for resources and any funding opportunities that may be available.

Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses. Project funding is generally provided to professional filmmakers with some level of industry experience, depending on the program. Check out their website for funding information and deadlines screenaustralia.gov.au/funding.

The Pinnacle Foundation was established to provide scholorships and mentoring to disadvantaged GLBTIQ young people. No matter what your interest or what you aspire to be, they may be able to offer the financial support and resources to help you get there. Organisations and community groups can also apply for funding. Contact steven@thepinnaclefoundation.org or facebook.com/thepinnaclefoundation.

The PPCA Performer's Trust Foundation provides one off grants to encourage music and the performing arts. Grants can be used to cover performance costs, the promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education, tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, and venue and PA hire. Individuals can apply for up to $2,500, while groups or organisations can apply for up to $5,000. Applications are assessed four times a year. For more info, go to ppca.com.au.

The SYN Awards recognise young people in a range of fields, across radio, television and online, with categories for under 18s and specific areas of radio programming. If you know someone (maybe yourself?) who deserves recognition for all of their hard work and great content, head to syn.org.au/awards and start nominating! Open all year round.

The Australian Council of the Arts offers various grants for musicians, organisations, aspiring music industry professionals and arts programs around Australia. Amounts and application closing dates vary depending on the specifics of the grant but all information can be accessed at australiacouncil.gov.au/grants.

Arts Victoria are offering grants that can assist with touring and CD recording, for more information and to find out if you’re eligible for these grants go to www.arts.vic.gov.au/Home. Funding is available for bands and solo artists who play original contemporary music to tour within Australia. See www.arts.gov.au/ for more information and application forms.

Australia Council have on offer a wide range of grants available to Australian artists. There are numerous grants including recording, promotion, touring and much more, as well as support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants has all the details you’ll need!

ABC Heywire are currently seeking creative individuals aged 16-22 that live outside the big cities to submit their story about their life and where they live in either a photo, text, video or audio format. For your chance to win the opportunity of a life time and to read more about last year's entrants head to http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/competition/

Are you working, living or studying Darebin? Well now is your time to shine! The Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award is an annual songwriting competition that seeks to recognise, showcase and promote the talents of local songwriters. Finalists will perform at the Grand Final Concert on Sunday 19 October with the grand winner taking home a major prize pack that includes $2000 thanks to APRA, 8 hours recording time with an engineer at Head Gap Studios, 4 hours mastering at Indie Masters, $500 Implant Media Voucher for CD duplication services, ¼ Page Beat Ad, $200 Guitar World Voucher, and Face the Music Conference Tickets. So what are you waiting for? Enter now at musicfeast.com.au/

Tone Control is a studio-based weekly music television program showcasing live acts from the local independent music scene, from solo performers to bands in various genres - funk, rock, indie, soul, country, blues, folk and the list goes on. The 30 minute show features three to six acts. Each performance is recorded live in the studio.They are now shooting Season 2 and we are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to assist them with PR and Marketing. Send an expression of interest and CV to despina@tonecontrol.tv

6AM AT THE GARAGE releases EP and album reviews, event reviews and listings, podcasts and video interviews. We will cover everything that is the alternative side of dance music, shying away from the mainstream in preference of uncovering new and unique production. They are looking for dance music lovers to write reviews and be involved in interviews. If you're keen on getting involved email William Alexander at submissions@sixamatthegarage.com

Wickeddchildd is a newly established blog/site based in Australia and they're seeking new music reviewers and contributors, read more here.

OneUp Media are currently seeking Interns to work with them one day a week at its Kealba studio. They are looking for; Web developers to help create a OneUp Media webpage, Bloggers/ Journalists to keep up with the latest news in Entertainment, Events/PR person to assist with producing and brainstorming ideas for events and promotions and someone who loves to be in front of the camera, to interview some of these upcoming artists! If this is your calling click here for more details.

Where the White Boys Dance are seeking music journos, if this could be you click here for all the details.

The Signal Express is an online arts and culture magazine created entirely by young Melbourne writers aged 13 to 18. Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it's a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion. If you want to be part of the conversation, get in touch at thesignalexpress.com.au
Wanna write for Tone Deaf? They're constantly on the look out for new and emerging writers to join their small but growing team. Whether you're studying journalism at university, are looking to get involved in the music industry, or just have a passion for music, they're looking for enthusiastic and reliable writers to help us with assignment features, record reviews, gig reviews, and artist interviews. If you are interested in joining the team please email contribute@tonedeaf.com.au with a cover letter and some examples of your work. 
 
The Great Aussie Book Prize has been launched to support children in need of safe and stable Australian homes and families, and to recognise Australia’s own great stories about real-life homes and families. The winner receives agency representation from Australia’s most renowned literary agent Selwa Anthony, and print, eBook and audio book contracts from a well-known Australian publisher. Submissions for the Inaugural Great Aussie Book Prize 2014 open on June 1 and close August 31. For info go to barnardos.org.au/
Been to a gig or festival lately and have the itch to share a review with the world? Send us your words! We're always on the lookout for reviews written by young people. Email your idea or review to us here.
 
Literati Magazine is looking for submissions for their fiction, poetry, journalism, commentary and artwork/photography/graphic design sections. They are a new online literary magazine looking for fresh new talent, specifically the undiscovered work done by young people. Check it out at www.literatizine.com, or email editor Adam Meyers at literatimagazine@outlook.com

Young Victorian journalists are invited to join the team at The Under Age, a fortnightly online newspaper written entirely by high school journos. For more info head to http://theunderage.com.au/

Express Media are looking for a group of new young journalists to join the team. If you're in high school this year and think you've got what it takes, email underage@expressmedia.org.au. Go to theunderage.com.au for more info on applying.

YouthCentral has some new changes to its Roving Reporter program. There are now three categories for participation in the Get Published program: Guest Reporter, Roving Reporter, and Youth Central Blogger. If you're interested in writing or journalism, then you should definitely head over to youthcentral.vic.gov.au and check it out.
 
Voiceworks Magazine is constantly calling for submissions of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, opinion and artwork by writers and artists under 25. Get published on a professional level. See express-media.tumblr.com/.
 
SYN radio is currently looking for volunteers; this includes writers, bloggers, coders, reviewers, and content makers. You must be between the ages of 12 and 25 to be involved with SYN, they're holding upcoming info sessions that will give you the lowdown on their training and how you can get involved, if this sounds as exciting to you as it does to me the jump on their website (http://www.syn.org.au/getinvolved) for full details on their upcoming info nights and the courses available.
 
Australian Writer’s Resource is now holding competitions. Check the conditions before entering to be in the
running for prizes at http://each.currentjobs.com.au/

It's time to get out the cameras and start creating a story that uncover Moonee Valley's gems for Fling Fest 2014! If you are a filmmaker, actor, producer, writer, musician or director this is your opportunity to shine! Entries close September 15th with screenings of the finalists will be on October 23rd at Village Cinemas Airport West. For more info head to mvcc.vic.gov.au/flingfest.

Sidekick Films are seeking a Graphic Designer for a feature film, get all the details here.

Editor Internship available for an independent film, all the details here.

Tone Control are seeking a Set Designer for their next season, all the info is here.

Arcade Classics is a nostalgic look at coin operated arcade gaming. Featuring classic arcade games from the 70's, 80's and 90's, the show is set to appeal to a wide age group of gamers. They are looking for volunteers to assist in all aspects of production of this series of short episodes. They're in need of a Producer/director, Camera crew, Sound and lighting, and Editing. For more info email Michael at sales@arcadeclassics.com.au

Wild@heART Creative Saturdays respite arts program is exploring animation using iPads. New participants welcome on Saturday afternoons 1-5pm. Contact them on 9326 9970 to book a place.

 Wild@heART currently have a storytelling and film making project for artists living with mental health challenges and illness. Work with experienced artists to share stories on identity and culture and express these through music, video, written word and performance art. Go to http://www.wildatheart.org.au/MIculture.html for all the details

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) is looking for volunteers to operate front of house roles, assist visitors to understand and interact with exhibitions, activities, and events while also assisting staff in program delivery. At times, volunteers can also assist staff in supporting roles in areas such as marketing, research and administration. All volunteers are required to participate in the volunteer training and development program. For more info go to www.acmi.net.au/volunteer

ART du JOUR by Leiela and The Apartment would like to hear from potential designers, artists, entertainers, and pop-up services who are interested in showcasing in one of Melbourne's headlining fashion calendar events. Download your Expression Of Interest form today from
http://www.leiela.com.au/art-du-jour-by-leiela/

Tone Control is a studio-based weekly music television program showcasing live acts from the local independent music scene, from solo performers to bands in various genres - funk, rock, indie, soul, country, blues and folk. Tone Control currently need a Video Editor, a Production Assistant, and a Camera Operator - please email Al Noveloso at email@tonecontrol.tv for more information on the position.

Regional Arts Victoria's expression of interest for the 2015 Education and Families Incursion program is now open! They provide workshops, performances and arts experiences for children and young to schools and venues throughout the year, head to their website for more infotmation www.rav.net.au/

Channel 31 is always looking for volunteers to help with ediiting, production and filming of their shows. Their notice board is the best way to keep up to date on what's on offer - head to www.c31.org.au for current volunteer spots!

Signal is a creative arts studio who run great art workshops for young people, with activities open to people of any skill level. Workshops cover a range of mediums and are facilitated by professionals. If art is your thang, it's a great chance to get some expert advice. Check out the program guide at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal.

Film Victoria is the State Government agency that provides strategic leadership and assistance to the film, television and digital media sectors of Victoria, including funding. If you're interested in making film, check out their website film.vic.gov.au for resources and any funding opportunities that may be available.

PBS is looking for volunteers to help out in reception, in the music library and various other departments. For more information on how to get involved head to www.pbsfm.org.au/volunteering

ABC work experience program offers high quality training in TV, radio and news media, for more information on eligibility hit up www.abc.net.au/

Screen Australia offers funds for the development, production and marketing of Australian screen content, as well as for the development of Australian talent and screen production businesses. Project funding is generally provided to professional filmmakers with some level of industry experience, depending on the program. Check out their website for funding information and deadlines screenaustralia.gov.au/funding.

Channel 31's public noticeboard is where you'll find all the latest opportunities to be involved in community television. With positions ranging from technical assistants, camera and sound crew, consultants. If you have any interest in getting involved, keep an eye out at c31.org.au/make-tv/noticeboard.

Have you got an event you want recorded and podcast? Or a conference you want filmed? What about a promo video for your website? SYN's outstanding group of young media producers can do all of that and more. To discuss your project, email Tahlia at gm@syn.org.au or call (03) 9925 4788.

Young people looking for television experience have an amazing opportunity to do so through youth music program 1700. The team at 1700 are always looking for new hosts and crew members for live-to-air television productions airing weekdays on C31. See syn.org.au/1700 for details of how to get involved.

Wild@heART are running a program called Moving Stories which explores the creation and development of animation and short film making, to find out more hit up www.wildatheart.org.au/movingstories.html

Open Channel have a bunch of cool courses on offer for budding film makers including documentary scriptwriting, screen business and financing plan course, digital film making introduction, production management, scene writing, cinematogahpy foundations, lighting, and editing. If these sound interesting head to www.openchannel.org.au for more information.

Film Victoria has funding available - Screen Production - Investment is available for producers with fiction or documentary feature films, television, online or mobile phone projects. To apply head to www.film.vic.gov.au/

If you're an international student aged 12-15 living in The City of Melbourne who has an interest in radio, then SYN has something you'll be sure to love! They're holding a free training course which includes being a part of a weekly radio show on SYN for a full season, training in radio and media, content development training and support and even a complimentary SYN Membership and support for a full year. For full details on how to get involved head to syn.org.au/InternationalonAir

3MBS (Melbourne Broadcasting Society) is seeking volunteer receptionists with excellent customer service and office administration skills to join a small team - for more information head here!

Youth media organisation SYN offer two work experience positions each month between March and November. If you’re interested in seeing what goes into running TV, radio and online media channels, head to syn.org.au/workexperience or email admin@syn.org.au.

Have you got an event you want recorded and podcast? Or a conference you want filmed? What about a promo video for your website? SYN's outstanding group of young media producers can do all of that and more. To discuss your project, email Tahlia at gm@syn.org.au or call (03) 9925 4788.

Sign up for a SYN 4 week radio course $50 (18-25 year olds), or a 10 week radio course $80 (for under 18). Membership (compulsory) costs $5 for under 18s or RMIT students, $15 concession and $25 full price.

Local current affairs journos and SYN's Panorama current affairs team will show you how to find, prepare and run hard hitting current affairs and political interviews. To reserve a place at the next Current Affairs Workshop at SIGNAL youth arts space (Flinders Walk in Melbourne), email training@syn.org.au.

PBS is looking for volunteers to help out in reception, in the music library and various other departments. You can gain valuable skills, do an internship, become an announcer, work in reception, help out in the music library, help run music events, meet like-minded music-loving people, and contribute to your favourite radio station! For more info on how you can get involved, head to http://www.pbsfm.org.au/volunteering or call Mara Williams on 8415 1067 or email mara@pbsfm.org.au.

The PBS Announcer Training Course gives you the basic skills to plan and put together a radio program of broadcast quality. The course runs over five consecutive weeks, generally held on a Monday or Wednesday night from 6.30 to 9pm. To book a place in the course, or for more information, contact Mara Williams at PBS on 8415 1067 or email mara@pbsfm.org.au. 

Triple j’s Unearthed radio station is dedicated to independent and unsigned Australian music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you’re a musician writing original music there’s never been a better reason to upload your music to triplejunearthed.com.

JOY 94.9 is looking for new weekday presenters to join the team of rotating hosts who bring you JOY's uplifting music mix, Monday – Friday between 9am & 4pm in either 2 or 3 hour shifts, mornings or afternoons, depending on the day of the week. Check out joy.org.au/vacancies-category/volunteer

ABC work experience program offers high quality training in TV, radio and news media, for more information on eligibility hit up www.abc.net.au/careers/cadetshipsandworkexperience/workexperience

Do you have something to contribute to Rainbow Serpent Festival 2015? Applications are now open for Musicians, Market & Food Stalls, Workshops, Massage Therapists, and Kids Space. For full details head to http://www.rainbowserpent.net

Dancehouse needs volunteers! They're looking for people to help with the front of house and ushering or even as a stage hand. Meet a heap of new people and make new friends, learn new skills and talents, feel a sense of pride and achievement through your contribution to our community and enjoy meeting artists and a diverse network of like-minded individuals. Find out more info and sign up at www.dancehouse.com.au

Platform Youth Theatre works with professional artists to create theatre with young people. Since their first production in 1998, Platform has carved a niche for itself as a company with a youth-focused approach to making quality work. They're at the Arts House,15/117 Sturt St, Southbank. You can find out more info at pyt.org.au, to get involved contact 0419 355 862 or email info@pyt.org.au.

2hot2handle is a hip hop crew that are rapping, recording, dancing, making music video clips, freestylin' and gigging all over Melbourne. If you're interested in becomming involved go to www.wildatheart.org.au for more information

Regional Arts Victoria's expression of interest for the 2015 Education and Families Incursion program is now open! They provide workshops, performances and arts experiences for children and young to schools and venues throughout the year, head to their website for more infotmation www.rav.net.au/education-and-families/

For all you artistic kids out there Lentils As Anything is looking for some artists to fill their walls at Abbottsford for the months of September and October, they are looking for people with a body of work ready to go, any style and level skills, they're are also happy to take group artists as well so if this is up your alley please contact Flick via email at flickrad@y7mail.com with some photos of your work as well as a little blurb about yourself.

Tusk Gallery in South Yarra are currently looking for a Art Consultant, view the full job description here.

Tone Control are seeking a Set Designer for their next season, all the info is here.

ART du JOUR by Leiela and The Apartment would like to hear from potential designers, artists, entertainers, and pop-up services who are interested in showcasing in one of Melbourne's headlining fashion calendar events. Download your Expression Of Interest form today from
http://www.leiela.com.au/art-du-jour-by-leiela/

Strawberry Fields is an annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression held for three days each November, a few hours outside of Melbourne, Australia. Each year showcasing a diverse selection of both renowned and breakthrough electronic music from both Australia and overseas is an annual celebration of art, sound and creative expression held for three days each November, a few hours outside of Melbourne. Their Arts Program provides thousands of dollars in grants to young artists who submit proposals to create spaces, installations, artwork and performance experiences at Strawberry Fields. In addition to allowing artists to cover the cost of materials, transport and tickets to the event, the program facilitates a unique exhibition experience that is invaluable to those who participate in the program. Head over to http://www.strawberry-fields.com.au/art-grants/ to apply for a grant and the chance to be a part of Stawberry Fields 2014.

Mechatronics and Kinetic sculpture work shops are currently on at Signal. Remix skateboard parts with sculpture, hobby motors and 3D printed parts, in this series of weekend workshops presented by Cake Industries. You will create something from the ground up that moves in unconventional ways. Use 3D printers, wood, solder, electronics, batteries, and sculpture to make something truly unique. Bookings are essential and can be made here

Signal's Palimpsest: Rewriting Melbourne is underway this August and September! Over six workshops you will create stories from stories and experiment with creative journaling techniques. You will read the city and research Melbourne’s past and present using the State Library of Victoria's collections. It's free but booking are essential and can be made here.

Signal's Contemporary Weaving/ BILAS Body Adornment workshops utilise a mixture of contemporary everyday materials and Pacific weaving techniques, Lisa Hilli will share her passion and skill of weaving in a supportive studio environment. It's free but bookings are mandatory and can be made here

This November Signal brings you Perform Print: Skaters Editions where skateboarding meets printmaking in this dynamic series of live art events exploring the possibilities of print. Join experimental live art outfit Performprint each Saturday across November to print with large-scale text, carved skateboard wheels, ramps, lawn rollers, gravity, big letters, tonnes of paper and a lot of ink. Bookings are essential but best of all it's free!

Pot Heads: Plant your planter workshops held by Signal is a two-part workshop, where ceramic artist Kim Jaeger will teach you how to produce and decorate your very ceramic pot head planter which will later be showcased November 26 - December 6 at Signal Gallery. This workshop is free but bookings are essential and can be made here.

December at Signal will see Slow Art Collective where you will explore creative practices and ideas relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics and DIY culture. Working with artists Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato you will transform the entire Signal Gallery creating an immersive installation using recycled and organic materials. Weave together elements of sculpture, design and visual art with sound, vibration and robotics. If this tickles your fancy head over to Signal to make a free booking.

Do you have something to contribute to Rainbow Serpent Festival 2015? Applications are now open for Musicians, Market & Food Stalls, Workshops, Massage Therapists, and Kids Space. For full details head to http://www.rainbowserpent.net

The Signal Curators program is an opportunity for young people to tell the story of Signal through art. Guided by professionals from some of Melbourne's top galleries, the Signal Curators get a behind-the-scenes look into each stage of the curatorial process. The Signal Curators have ongoing input into the program, sharing ideas and leading projects. If you're interested in becoming a Signal Curator and shaping the future of Signal, please get in touch by emailing signal@melbourne.vic.gov.au.

Bats of Leisure open studio (at Signal) offers emerging designers access to materials and design expertise within a supportive studio environment. Bats of Leisure designers Aoife and Aaron Billings will be on hand to guide you through design elements, basic pattern and print making, and sewing techniques. For more info on this program go to www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal

The Signal Express is an online arts and culture magazine created entirely by young Melbourne writers aged 13 to 18. Featuring the freshest of arts, entertainment and cultural journalism, it's a place for reviews, previews, features and opinion. If you want to be part of the conversation, get in touch at thesignalexpress.com.au

If graffiti and street art is your thing then check this out! You have the opportunity work alongside talented artists and contribute to the works on Union Lane, if this is right up your alley head on over to www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Signal