Folk Alliance Australia (FAA), in partnership with the National Folk Festival (NFF), is presenting the FAA Young Artist of the Year again this year. The aim of the project is to boost the profile of young performers and introduce, support and encourage them to the next level of their development.
Organisers are asking festivals, folk clubs, groups and arts organisations from around Australia to nominate an outstanding youth act. FAA will consider all nominations that fall within the genres of traditional folk to contemporary folk. Solo acts and small bands between the ages of 14-25 will be considered. Cross-cultural performances are encouraged.
Selected nominees will perform a 10-12 minute showcase at the Folk Alliance Australia Young Artist of the Year Showcase held at the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Sunday 26 March 2016. The FAA Young Performer of the Year will be announced at the conclusion of the Showcase Concert. All showcase performers will receive a free festival pass to the NFF (including camping), as well as some support towards travel. FAA will profile all selected showcase performers throughout the year.
In addition to 12 months of development support, the Winner will have the opportunity to feature and participate in the FAA Conference and will perform at a minimum of three national festivals.
The Runner-Up will receive development support within the music industry to the value of $500. Examples of this may include marketing support, design, photography, etc.
For more information please contact Una McAlinden at pr*******@fo**********.au.
Download an application form here.