February 2016 Newsletter

FReeZA Push Start: Finalists set to compete at Moomba for $11k+ grand prize

The nine finalists for the FReeZA Push Start 2015 series beat over 250 bands across Victoria to earn their spot at the Grand Final at Melbourne’s Moomba Festival on March 11th, where they will be competing for a $11k+ prize pack. This year’s finalists will be bringing a wide variety of styles to the festival with rap, metal, rock and folk music being some of the many genres on display. Meet the finalists on our Band Interview page. Further info at the FReeZA Push Start info page.


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Artist of the Month: Alice Ivy

2015 was a ripper of a year for Melbourne’s Alice Ivy (aka Annika Schmarsel). Not only did the electronic/ soul songstress embark on a UK and European tour, but she also garnered a number of great support spots under her belt, such as Remi, Gossling and Banoffee. She spoke to us about some of her highlight moments from her recent tour and filled us in on how she plans to hit the ground running in 2016. Read the full interview here!

Last Words with Confession’s Crafter

Australian Hardcore legends Confession called it a day at the beginning of 2016 after a successful 8 year stint. Guest contributor and fan Jake Robertson had a chat with Confession’s front man Michael Crafter, having a look over some of the most memorable moments spanning the entire length of his career. Check it it in full here. (http://thepush.com.au/confession-crafter/)

Performers wanted for Aireys Inlet Festival

Aireys Inlet Open Mic Festival is looking for performers to play at the 2016 festival. Submit your expression of interest in the form at www.aireysinlet.com.au and they will reply with all the details that they require from you to be considered. If you’re under 15 and are interested in performing there’s a special section for you – Surfcoast Future Stars. You may only want to play one or two songs, you may be a solo artist or perform as a duo or trio. Submit your interest at the above link and they will reply with all the details!


Internship Vacancies at Speaker TV

Speaker TV have internship vacancies and are looking for individuals between 18-26 interested and passionate in the field of writing, reviewing and learning in the creative industries. If you’re passionate about live music, visual arts, film studies, comedy, culture, politics or even satire, they would love to offer you experience, connections and skill building opportunities in your desired field. Send your application and work samples to monique@speakertv.com (mailto:monique@speakertv.com) by March 1.


Media and Communications Internship

The Australia Times is a free, magazine based, non-aligned, grassroots, national online publication. They’re a blend of professional and citizen journalism creating online content for specialist groups and the community at large. This internship position offers a great opportunity to gain management and media experience. Being surrounded by like minded people who are passionate about what they do is an added bonus. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and CV to positions@theaustraliatimes.com.au (mailto:positions@theaustraliatimes.com.au) by June 30.


Gallery Assistant Needed

There is currently an exciting position available at Tusk Gallery in both South Yarra and Camberwell. The ideal candidate is passionate about art and enthusiastic about customer service. If you’ve got strong sales skills, a confident and friendly manner and exceptional communication skills, this could be the right job for you! If you think you’d be a great addition to the Tusk team, email your CV to georgina@tuskgallery.com.au (mailto:) by Feb 20.

DJ Event Residencies Wanted

Loop Project Space and Bar are currently searching for new DJ event residencies in their project space and venue, either monthly or bi-monthly. If you’re a part of a group that’s entrenched in your 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, get in touch with Clare at info@looponline.com.au by March 2.

opps2Volunteering, Internships, Jobs and more opportunities…

We’ve been busy compiling the latest volunteer opportunities, internship positions and paid vacancies from all areas of Victoria. We’ve also added a new section to our Opportunities page for ‘Marketing & Design’.

Check out this month’s opportunities at our website, compiled for young people and all ages around Victoria! Send us your news if you’d like it included. Click the link and follow the tabs to see what’s in store.

Volunteering & Internships
Marketing & Design
Film & Media
Theatre & Dance