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Coursera is running a free online songwriting workshop. You'll learn to use your tools to enhance your message, work compositionally, develop your ideas, work ing both lyrically and musically - though it's not necessary that you either read music or play an instrument. Assignments will ask you to post something for peer review—sometimes lyric lines or sections, sometimes melodies, sometimes both. The course is about writing, not performing. It will run from February 2 to March 20, requiring about 6-8 hours per week. Sign up at www.coursera.org/course/songwriting

Back to work after the holiday break and looking for a change, or keen to give your music industry skills a massive boost? Go back to study! There are still places available for the Master of International Music Business program at Box Hill Institute. Trimester 1 starts February 2 with rolling enrollments after that date. Go to www.bhtafe.edu.au

Located in Falkner, Musicland run an open mic / jam night every Wednesday. Why not bring your band, or tell your mates' band to have an impromptu gig? Backline, sound and lighting are all covered too. More information at www.musiclandonline.com.au

The Right Track is a FREE musician's development day which offers the opportunity for artists to gain an insight into the industry and meet experts who will share their knowledge and wisdom in navigating the music business. Drop in for one session or stay for the whole day! There will also be time didicated to songwriting and the inspiring aspect of music from songwriting to creating a successful album and everything else in-between. Panellists and guests include Chris Johnston (The Age), Benny Walker, Meriki Hood, Stuart Mackenzie and Eric Moore (King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard), Charles Jenkins, Remi, Sensible J. (Producer), and Jenny Valentish (Time Out Magazine). It's on February 7, 11am-4.30pm at The Prince Bandroom in St Kilda. More info at stkildafestival.com.au

Secrets of Success - How to be a Successful Artist without Compromise seminar is happening on February 8 from 9.30am-5.30pm at the Auspicious Arts Theatrette, 228 Bank St, South Melbourne. It aims to help local and independent artists succeed in the competitive business landscape, taking participants through a comprehensive evaluation of their own work as entrepreneurs, offering real tools to manage their finances, time and mental attitudes towards creativity as a rewarding and lucrative asset. Early Bird tickets available until February 3 for $67, otherwise $97 through eventbrite.com.au More information is at www.artsbusinesssuccess.com

triple J Unearthed and Soundwave are offering the amazing opportunity for one artist to join the massive Soundwave bill in each state the festival's being held in. All you've gotta do to be in the running is to 1) be a total mosh lord and 2) have your best tracks uploaded to www.triplejunearthed.com by February 8.

Tram Sessions is a not-for-profit project that takes the joy of live music to Melbourne trams for your commuting. They're on the lookout for a Sound Engineer and Film Crew (volunteer) to join the team. It's a great way to get experience if you're studying and of course to get upclose and personal to some of your favourite musicians. Send your resume to ashleigh@tramsessions.com by February 19, or check out www.tramsessions.com

Music Count Us In is Australia's biggest school initiative, with more than 500,000 participating students from over 2,100 schools nationwide. Students are to work to the Brief and submit a song that would be great for half a million kids to sing. A panel of songwriters and music educators then select the best students for our Songwriting Workshop in March, and are flown to a capital city for a one day songwriting workshop to work with a mentor. Entries close February 20, go to www.musicaustralia.org.au/program/countusin

Fresh Entertainment Frankston are taking applicants for an Open Mic Night starting in March. It will be held at Cube 37, come down have a play, meet other musicians and have a chill sesh. Interested? Go to www.freshentertainment.org.au to register your interest.

One emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist will have the opportunity to fast track their career with the 2015 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Valued at $10,000, the initiative is open to all up-and-coming hip hop/soul artists or groups who have not yet released an album professionally. The initiative is aimed at funding costs associated with the manufacture, release and promotion of a debut album. Applications close March 3, there's more info at www.apraamcos.com.au

Bands, acoustic acts, singers, dancers (group and solo) or anyone of any talent in Wyndham... check out the W Factor Youth Talent competition. Heats will take place on March 13 and 21, with the grand final on March 29 at the Wyndham Cultural Centre. First prize is $1000 and there  is $500 each for category winners. Applications close March 6, go to www.youth.wyndham.vic.gov.au

How To Get Ahead In The Music Industry is a workshop running at the Motor City Music Festival, Geelong on March 8, 3.30-5pm. Moderated by Patrick Donovan (Music Victoria). It's free for festival ticket holders - tickets available from Motor City Music Festival website motorcitymusicfestival.com.au

Coming up from Music Victoria: Oakleigh Music Festival workshop on March 11, and Airey's Inlet workshop on March 14. Details tbc, stay tuned at www.musicvictoria.com.au

Applications are now open for the Unsigned Only music competition for solo artists, bands, and singers from all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring. First Place and Second Place winners in each category with cash and prizes. Entries close March 18, go to www.unsignedonly.com

Josh Pyke, in conjunction with APRA, is bringing back the Josh Pyke Partnership this year, awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career. The winning artist will also receive mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music). The partnership will see the winning artist establish and execute a business plan, which will support the progression of their music career. Applicants must not be signed to a recording or publishing company and must submit a business plan outlining how they would use the $7500 grant. Applications close March 31, more info at www.joshpyke.com/projects/jp-partnership

Sound Check symposium - Live Music in the Sustainable City is on April 10 at RMIT Melbourne. It will address noise issues associated with live music performances at inner city music venues, by identifying collaborative solutions and best practices that empower stakeholders (musicians, technicians, management) to monitor and take remedial action as necessary. The event is targeting a wide audience including musicians, venues, sound hire companies, festivals and related cultural practitioners along with policy makers, educators and researchers. If you're interested in presenting, submit a brief prior to March 2. To register, go to www.soundchecksymposium.murdoch.edu.au

The Wyndham Farmers Market at Kelly Park (9am-1pm) is on the lookout for entertainers and artists, to perform on the 4th Saturday of evrey month. If you're interested email marcelmahfoud@hotmail.com

The Lynall Hall Community School is running VAMP (VCAL Alternative Music Program), designed for students who love music and are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry, either on stage or behind the scenes. The program caters for secondary students in Years 10-12 who are interested in both music performance and how the music industry works. To apply and arrange an interview, contact Lynall Hall Community School on (03) 9428 4421 / Phil Kakulas (kakulas.phil.a@edumail.vic.gov.au) or Jane Kearney (kearney.jane.j@edumail.vic.gov.au).

Leonited Films and Arthouse are seeking artists and bands who are wanting to collaborate in order to create a music video for their single or most popular song in their album. High quality production, creative directing, equipment, art direction and cinematography is provided free of charge. Please contact Leo on leohoussami@leonitedfilms.com or by phone 0402988354 if you are interested.

How good does $60 an hour to play music sound? Universal School of Music are looking for musicians to perform in venues across Victoria. For more info www.universalschoolofmusic.com.au or phone (03) 9395 0695 

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

Are you looking for the opportunity to play Open Mic shows across Victoria? Check out www.facebook.com/OpenMicMelbourne

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.

Music and event management training in a range of topics available through the The Push. Topics include 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.

anon. is a small creative team in Melbourne's classical music scene which aims to present accessible and engaging concert experiences for the modern audience. They're looking for a highly motivated and organized Concert / Project Manager to come on board. You will play an integral part in managing an exciting collaboration, driving a successful performance and maximizing reach to a wider audience. The paid role is 2 days per week from February 1 - July 31. For info go to www.projectanon.net or send your resume to to hello@projectanon.net by January 25.

Melbourne Festival is seeking a savvy Program Administrator to join the Festival team. Reporting to the Head of Programming, the Program Administrator is a key member of a small team responsible for providing support to the Artistic Director in developing the program and planning the operational delivery of the Festival. Well organised administrators with arts industry experience are encouraged to apply. Get more info at www.melbournefestival.com.au, applications close January 27.

Melbourne Festival are also looking for an enthusiastic Office Manager to ensure the office administrative, communication and information systems operate effectively to best support the Festival's operations. Reporting to the Head of Finance and Corporate Services, the Office Manager is part of a small team responsible for the Festival's information systems, infrastructure, financial management, human resources management and administrative support. Get more info at www.melbournefestival.com.au, applications close January 27.

Outer Urban Projects is a performing arts organisation that collaborates with young people in Melbourne's outer northern suburbs to produce high calibre performing arts projects. Right now they're looking for an Urban Events Social Enterprise Coordinator. This role is perfect for a self motivated and active arts manager who is eager to put their stamp on a program and be part of a rapidly growing new organisation. For more info go to www.outerurbanprojects.org/network, applications close January 30.

Fairfax Radio Network in Melbourne is currently recruiting a Creative Writer. This role provides in house creative solutions for our combined 3AW & Magic 1278 sales team. Reporting to the Content Solutions Manager and working within our large and driven team, this role is be responsible for overseeing the creation and production of creative solutions within 3AW & Magic for all clients. There's more info at www.careers.fairfax.com.au, applications close January 30.

An exciting and challenging position now exists for a Traffic Assistant to join Fairfax Radio Network in Melbourne for a fixed-term period of four to six months. This role provides administrative support to the Traffic Manager ensuring the effective and smooth running of our day to day operations. There's more info at www.careers.fairfax.com.au, applications close January 30.

ArtsReady have a number of paid training positions available to Year 10 and 11 students wanting to obtain certificates and get some experience towards a career in the arts or events industry. More info can be found at www.artsready.com.au. Current positions include:

  • Arts and Creative Industries assistant (Indigenous) at Kilvington Grammar. Apply by January 23.
  • Administration Assistant – ARTS (Indigenous Traineeship) at City of Yarra. Apply by January 30.
  • Administration Assistant (Indigenous) at Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia. Apply by January 30.
  • Administration Assistant at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Apply by January 30.
  • Customer Services Officer at Ticketmaster. Apply by February 2. 
  • Cultural Events Assistant at Benalla Rural City Council. Apply by February 6.

Get paid to write! Youth Central is looking for young people aged 16-24 years to write articles and interviews to be published on their website. You'll get paid for each article published, and once you've had two articles published you can officially join the Youth Central Roving Reporter team for six months. It's a pretty sweet deal as you'll be paid to cover events and issues on behalf of Youth Central, as well as come up with your own ideas and get some hands-on mentoring in freelance journalism and writing skills. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in radio, publishing, online communication and social media strategy. For more info check out www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/getpublished

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  

Due to growth in the marketing department of Collarts, they are have the capability to bring on a Digital Marketing Intern for two days a week, under an unpaid 3 month internship. The days are flexible based on your study requirements. Under the guidance and mentorship of the Communications Coordinator, you will apply your skills and experience to real world examples of content marketing, social media, community management, SEO/SEM, and e-newsletters whilst gaining valuable understanding, insight and experience. For more info and to apply, email apply@collarts.edu.au by January 26.

Want to rock out at Geelong's own Motor City Music Festival? This is your chance to become a part of history, by joining the Motor City team on March 6, 7 & 8 at the Geelong Showgrounds as they bring Geelong the best of Aussie rock and blues music at this new music festival. We have more than 50 acts on five stages. As a volunteer you will be assigned 10 hours work over the duration of the event, receive a festival shirt to wear on duty, receive one festival pass for each day you are working and a meal voucher. Apply now at www.motorcitymusicfestival.com.au/participate

Byron Bay's Bluesfest is looking for event volunteers (18+ years) to assist with festival operations, both for pre-festival setup and during festival operations. If you have a passion for working as part of a team in a dynamic, outdoor, festival environment, you are interested in music, event management and the environment, and have something special to contribute to Australia's premier music event then apply today at www.bluesfest.com.au

If you manage a group of volunteers, check out the National Standards and Best Practice Frameworks Workshop being offered by Volunteering Victoria. You'll learn how to implement the standards, review organisational policies and gain recognition and commitment to volunteering across the broader organisation. It's on February 17, 9.30am-12.30pm in Melbourne. Register here 

For managers of volunteers, the Managing Volunteers Workshop run by Volunteering Victoria will organisational and communication tools to effectively manage volunteers enhance performance management and manage conflict. It's on February 17 from 1-4.30pm in Melbourne. Register here

The Volunteering Victoria Mentoring Program aims to provide professional and personal development support to Volunteer Managers/Coordinators through one-to-one relationships with experienced, senior practitioners. The program will run from March - November with mentors and mentees expected to meet once a month. Applications from members who are interested in being mentors or mentees will open on February 2. If you would like an application form or more info contact Helen Kierce at h.kierce@volunteeringvictoria.org.au or 8327 8500.

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

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

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.

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.

Footscray Community Arts Centre is looking for volunteers to help at events, workshops, exhibitions and in front of house. If you are interested, check out footscrayarts.com for more information.

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.

The A is for Atlas Youth Mentoring Program offers young people aged 15-26 the opportunity to develop skills and pathways in the creative industries by working under experienced artists on projects in production. The mentoring is innovative and educational, and can be undertaken as work experience, placement or internship, or simply an opportunity to develop new skills and networks. To register your interets of find out more, go to www.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.

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'.

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/

Chamber Music Australia presents the inaugural Australian New Works Award for new compositions for string quartet or piano trio. Open to Australian citizens of any age, this award is will feature two streams: the Australian New Work for Piano Trio (prize $10,000) and the Australian New Work for String Quartet (prize $15,000). The winning works will also receive their world premiere as part of the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition in July . Submissions are due by January 31, for more info go to www.chambermusicaustralia.com.au

Celebrating its 13th year in 2015, the Jazz Bell Awards are the only jazz-specific awards in Australia to acknowledge excellence in performance, creativity and presentation. This year the awards categories will share a prize pool of $40,000 - $5,000 per category. Nominations close February 11, go to www.bellawards.org for more info.

One emerging Australian hip hop/soul artist will have the opportunity to fast track their career with the 2015 Hilltop Hoods Initiative. Valued at $10,000, the initiative is open to all up-and-coming hip hop/soul artists or groups who have not yet released an album professionally. The initiative is aimed at funding costs associated with the manufacture, release and promotion of a debut album. Applications close March 3, there's more info at www.apraamcos.com.au

Applications are now open for the Unsigned Only music competition for solo artists, bands, and singers from all over the world who are not signed to a major label record company or any of its affiliates. The Grand Prize Winner will be awarded $10,000 in cash (plus additional prizes) and one-on-one mentoring. First Place and Second Place winners in each category with cash and prizes. Entries close March 18, go to www.unsignedonly.com

Josh Pyke, in conjunction with APRA, is bringing back the Josh Pyke Partnership this year, awarding a lucky Australian musician with a $7500 grant to kick-start their music career. The winning artist will also receive mentorship from Josh Pyke himself and a meeting with Gregg Donovan (Wonderlick Entertainment) and Stephen Wade (Select Music). The partnership will see the winning artist establish and execute a business plan, which will support the progression of their music career. Applicants must not be signed to a recording or publishing company and must submit a business plan outlining how they would use the $7500 grant. Applications close March 31, more info at www.joshpyke.com/projects/jp-partnership

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas. Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for TRAX funding. This years closing dates for funding applications are June 2 and December 1, 2015. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

The Regional Festivals Project Fund supports the inclusion of an arts project at festivals in regional and remote Australia. Grants are available to support the costs to produce and present an arts activity and there is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Closing dates are March 3, June 2, September 1, and December 1, 2015. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Closing dates are March 3, June 2, September 1, and December 1, 2015. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

The ArtStart program supports a career or business development strategy for your arts practice. It can include support for services, resources, skills development and equipment to help develop a sustainable career in the arts practice you have studied. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Closing dates are March 3 and September 1. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date. Closing dates Are March 3, June 2, September 1, and December 1. For info go to www.australiacouncil.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.

Are you a writer, theatre maker, poet or songwriter in the West? Are you looking to develop your work, meet other creatives and gain professional development? West Writers Group (WWG) is a collective of writers from diverse backgrounds that will amplify the stories and voices of Melbourne's West. They will meet every second Tuesday 6-8pm from March 31 to November 21 at the Footscray Community and Arts Centre. To apply submit your expression of interest by February 20 to Alia Gabres at alia@footscrayarts.com. There's more info at www.footscrayarts.com

Casual Band Blogger is a place where young people interested in music media can get published. Right now they're looking for some passionate, committed and creative young people to join the community. You'll have the chance to interview artists, head to live shows to shoot or review, and write about some of the best new music from both Australia and overseas. Roles includes writing and photographers. Email your resume to rochelle@casualbandblogger.com by January 31, or check out www.casualbandblogger.com

Get paid to write! Youth Central is looking for young people aged 16-24 years to write articles and interviews to be published on their website. You'll get paid for each article published, and once you've had two articles published you can officially join the Youth Central Roving Reporter team for six months. It's a pretty sweet deal as you'll be paid to cover events and issues on behalf of Youth Central, as well as come up with your own ideas and get some hands-on mentoring in freelance journalism and writing skills. Graduates of the program have gone on to careers in radio, publishing, online communication and social media strategy. For more info check out www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/getpublished

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 www.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.  

Been to a gig or festival lately and have the itch to share a review with the world? Send The Push 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/

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/. 

Wanna get involved with SYN? The first step is to attend a free one hour Info Session, which is also compulsory if you want to book for a radio training course. The upcoming info session is on January 15, go to www.syn.org.au/getinvolved to RSVP you place.

Music Videos are what CLIPPED.TV is all about and they are looking for talented writers with knowledge of the film making process and specifically a love for Music Videos. Through their new digital platform the successful candidates would be contributing a minimum of one article per week for the following categories: News, Reviews, and Interviews. Send your resume and an example of a short written Music Video review to info@clipped.tv by February 28.

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. Season 2 is now in production and they are currently looking for volunteers to assist in the production. Hours of work - weekly on Saturdays between 9am-5pm for 12 weeks in a tv studio located close to the CBD. Send your resume to Despina Bedovian at despina.bedovian@gmail.com by January 31.

Tram Sessions is a not-for-profit project that takes the joy of live music to Melbourne trams for your commuting. They're on the lookout for a Sound Engineer and Film Crew (volunteer) to join the team. It's a great way to get experience if you're studying and of course to get upclose and personal to some of your favourite musicians. Send your resume to ashleigh@tramsessions.com by February 19, or check out www.tramsessions.com

Wanna learn the principles of photography including composition and light and how to find your way around a digital SLR camera? Introduction to Photography and DSLRs is running at the Footscray Community and Arts Centre on Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm from February 10 – March 17. Led by tutor Benny Jewell. it costs $165 / $145 concession (6 sessions). To book and get more info check out www.footscrayarts.com

To any Darebin residents or Darebin Library members aged 13-18 out there who are fond of photography, Darebin Libraries' Photography Competition is open at the moment. For first, second and third place winners, you'll score yourself a neat voucher from Digital Camera Warehouse. The Theme is 'It starts with us.' Go get snapping! Entires close 22 March 2015. More information is at www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au/itstartswithus 

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.

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. 

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/

Tell your story through radio with the Multicultural Arts Victoria and PBS Documentary Making Course, running from January 27 to March 17. This is a free training program in radio documentary making for emerging, refugee and asylum seeker communities. Participants will be involved in 8 weeks of training, one-on-one mentoring with a professional radio maker to help create their own radio documentary, that will be broadcast on PBS. Sessions will run on Tuesdays from 6.30-8.30pm, in Collingwood. For enquires and to register, contact Jess Fairfax on (03) 9188 3681 or projects@multiculturalarts.com.au

Wanna get involved with SYN? The first step is to attend a free one hour Info Session, which is also compulsory if you want to book for a radio training course. The upcoming info session is on January 15, go to www.syn.org.au/getinvolved to RSVP you place. They also 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.

An exciting and challenging position now exists for a Traffic Assistant to join Fairfax Radio Network in Melbourne for a fixed-term period of four to six months. This role provides administrative support to the Traffic Manager ensuring the effective and smooth running of our day to day operations. You can read the key responsibilities and apply here.

Are you young and passionate about changing the conversation about mental health? SYN are looking for people 12-25 to host radio show Mental Health Perspectives in 2015. If you're passionate or interested in mental health issues and want to challenge to the way the community understands and talks about health and well-being AND want free radio training, apply by January 9, 2015 at syn.org.au/MentalHealthPerspectives

Station management, music directors and programmers, announcers, musicians and creators of content - check out the free Webinar: Copyright Q&A with PPCA, APRA & ACC. Discuss copyright issues of relevance to community broadcasters with special guests from the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), the Australasian Performing Right Association & Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society Limited (APRA AMCOS) and the Australian Copyright Council. It's on February 24 at 6.30pm, register and get more info at www.cbaa.org.au

SYN radio are 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.

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!

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

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

Platform Youth Theatre, in collaboration with La Mama, is looking to work with 15 young and emerging artists to create 15 short performances at the theatre on Faraday Street, Carlton. If you're aged 16-26 and are interested in theatre and theatre making, email info@pyt.org.au with your expression of interest by March 6.

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

Check out the latest Sunny Drake Workshop: So you wanna tour the world with your art? What's it take to get your art to the world? Transgender Seeking's Sunny Drake will share his hard-earned secrets to self-producing and touring independent theatre and art projects for presentation at venues, festivals and galleries.This step-by-step workshop will also include hot tips for staging your own production, DIY-style. It's on January 31, 1-3.30pm at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. $40 full / $25 concession. Book at www.footscrayarts.com

Platform Youth Theatre, in collaboration with La Mama, is looking to work with 15 young and emerging artists to create 15 short performances at the theatre on Faraday Street, Carlton. If you're aged 16-26 and are interested in theatre and theatre making, email info@pyt.org.au with your expression of interest by March 6.

RAW Comedy is Australia's biggest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition with registrations open now! You perform a 5 minute spot of new, original comedy material at the heat (starting in January 2015), with the best acts progressing to the finals. You must be at least 17 years old to enter (under 17 years can enter Class Clowns, below) register at comedyfestival.com.au/raw

Class Clowns is Melbourne International Comedy Festival's development program for young people around the country. From workshops in schools to a national comedy competition, the bright young things of tomorrow could find themselves on a journey like that of alumni Josh Thomas, Tom Ballard, Kynan Barker and Joel Creasey. Registrations are now open for stand up, musical or sketch acts (with performances around Victoria in Feb/March 2015). You can also have a 2 hour comedy 'crash course' workshop at your school, to develop your comedy writing and performance skills. All the info is at www.comedyfestival.com.au/2015/classclowns

Get a grip on your graffing skills and learn to work a spray can with Can Control Street Art workshops. Blender Studios artist, Sebastian Fransz, will get students designing and painting their very own individual aerosol pieces while sharing his knowledge of the street-art movement in Melbourne. All materials supplied. It will run on Saturdays 2:30-4pm from February 14 to March 21, and cost $160 per term, materials included (6 sessions). More info at www.footscrayarts.com

Bridge Media Intensives is a series of half day workshops designed to offer a pathway into visual arts through a methodical development of cross media skills and knowledge. These intensives will provide students with the background and confidence to apply for further education courses such as the Certificate III in Visual Art and beyond. They are also designed to support the development of the artist's identity as an emerging creative artist. It will run on Mondays 10am-2pm from February 16 to May 4. For more info www.footscrayarts.com

The ArtStart program supports a career or business development strategy for your arts practice. It can include support for services, resources, skills development and equipment to help develop a sustainable career in the arts practice you have studied. Grants of up to $10,000 are available. Closing dates are March 3 and September 1. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

Our Arts Projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Grants are available from $10,000 to $50,000. Supported activities must last no longer than three years from the proposed start date. Closing dates Are March 3, June 2, September 1, and December 1. For info go to www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding

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