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Applications open for Stigwood Fellowships

Applications are open now for the 2023 Stigwood Fellowship Program.

The annual Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program provides local musicians and industry entrepreneurs with extensive mentoring from big names in the industry such as Amy Shark, Japanese Wallpaper, Holy Holy and Montaigne.

Successful applicants will also receive personalised professional development from project Stu MacQueen and Dan Crannitch of Wonderlick Entertainment.

The program, initiated by the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office, has helped South Australian artists in securing recording, publishing and management. Previous Stigwood Fellows include: Teenage Joans, TOWNS, Tkay Maidza, George Alice, Electric Fields, Kanada The Loop, West Thebarton and more.

There are two streams to the program:

Artist Fellowships

The Artist Fellowship is tailored to the artist, and is similar to a record label/management team. The program includes mentoring in the areas of song writing, business skills, production, marketing and public relations and skills in attending high-level industry meetings and conferences.

Industry Fellowships

The Industry Fellowship is for individuals working in the music management or other areas of artist representation. These emerging SA music industry entrepreneurs will be mentored to identify strengths, weaknesses and ambitions for the future. Each fellow will receive one-on-one assistance to develop and achieve a business plan for the entirety of the 12 months.

Successful Artist Fellowships recipients will receive up to $25,000 in grants, while Industry Fellowship recipients will receive up to $5,000 in grants, accessible during the mentorship. Applications will be assessed by an industry panel.

For further information about how to apply, visit the Music Development Office website.

Applications close Sunday 16 October 2022. 

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