Grants for emerging artists

A couple of emerging artists’ grants from the Australia Council for the Arts are due soon.

ArtStart – $10,000, due 3 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. Individuals who are creating art (including music). Who have just finished study in 2011, 2012, or 2013. Money is to be used to help develop a sustainable arts career.

Early Career Residencies, due 24 Feb 2014.

For Australian residents only. For artists in the first five years of their professional practic. Money is to be used for a residency with a host organisation, to develop your skills and arts practice in the context of working with an organisation.

GIG: Sun 1 Sept @ Shucked Lane

My next gig is this SUNDAY 1 Sept from 1.30pm-3.30pm at Shucked Lane, 9 Creswell St, Newstead, BRISBANE.

This is the laneway beside the popular brunch venue Shucked Coffee House in the inner city – near Teneriffe.

The music is FREE and the bar and restaurant will be open! Joining me is folk artist Don Jarmey.

Hope to see you there.

GIG: 7 April Dowse Bar

I am performing on 7 April at Dowse Bar in Brisbane with Those Bloody McKennas (trio).

4-7pm, SUN 7 APRIL, Dowse Bar (under Iceworks), cnr Caxton & Dowse Sts, Paddington, QLD. Tickets: $8 at door. All ages.

Those Bloody McKennas: “Wow!…no mistaking that Those Bloody McKennas are a feel-good band…make the audience feel a bit lighter on their feet and in their spirits. Those Bloody McKennas are one of those bands that you have to see at least once, if only to expand your idea of what is possible. The fact that you might have the time of your life is merely a bonus.” – JESSE SHROCK – LIVE REVIEW – BEAT Magazine

CHANEL LUCAS: Warm, pure vocals and gentle folk guitar are Chanel’s signature sound. Her music allows you to stop and take a breath, and enjoy the moments outside of the busy day-to-day. A writer and songwriter, she has travelled across the world with folk-pop act ‘women in docs.’ Recently, she has been learning to play the ukulele and writing songs for a solo project. www.chanellucas.com or www.facebook.com/chanellucasmusic

GIG: SUN 7 OCT

On Sunday 7 October I am performing at Folk Redlands at the Indigicapes Centre, Redland Bay. The afternoon starts at 2pm with a blackboard. It is free entry and all ages. I am on with Mark Cryle and Tom Roberts from 3.30-4.30pm.

Gigs Sept-Dec 2012

Wed 21 Nov, ‘Red Hill Folk’, Red Hill Sports & Community Centre, RED HILL, QLD. 7pm, $2.00 entry, all ages.

Sat 24 Nov, ‘The Company’ Album Launch, Danish Club, 36 Austin St, NEWSTEAD, QLD. 4pm-7pm, $15/10 at door, all ages. www.facebook.com/thecompanybluegrass

Sun 9 Dec, Dowse Bar, cnr Caxton St & Dowse St, PADDINGTON, QLD, 4pm-7pm, $10, licensed. With Sue Ray www.sueraymusic.com and Rebecca Wright www.rebeccawright.com.au .

GIG: Sun 3 June

THE POACHERS CD LAUNCH

Sun 3 June, Dowse Bar (under Iceworks)

cnr Caxton St & Dowse St, Paddington, BRISBANE

5pm-7pm, Free entry, 18+.

Get in early to grab a comfy couch!

www.thepoachers.com.au

www.chanellucas.com

www.iceworks.com.au/dowse

NOTE: this venue is near Suncorp Stadium and (since we booked it) the Broncos have scheduled a 3pm game on this day. We recommend catching a train to either Milton Station (short walk around stadium to Caxton St) OR Roma St Station (slightly longer walk through Barracks and straight down Caxton St) to get to venue. Or take a bus to Caxton St. :-)