After three fabulous years, it's time for Birregurra Community Arts Group to have a reset!
With your help over the past three years, Birre Arts has grown and developed into a remarkable community and has kicked so many goals. Not only have we introduced a regular array of creative workshops and events into the area, and supported the genesis of creative arts groups and projects, but we have made strong networks with other local arts groups, and have started to have an impact on the visibility of arts and culture in the region, particularly with regard to support from Colac Otway Shire.
But now it's time for a reset! A look toward what we want Birre Arts to look like in the future.
We're looking for fresh ideas for how we operate, what we offer, funding pathways we develop, and how we can better link and promote artists within our region.
We want you to tell us what's important to YOU, as an artist or as a consumer of art, and bring your ideas to the table on what and how we can financially support artists and creative projects. And we want you to be a part of how we do all this.
So we're throwing a cards on the table and clearing the decks! From how, or if, we run meetings, how we communicate with members, what we support and what we should avoid. Everything is up for discussion - so come along and jump in the ball pit with us and let's see where things land.
This Thursday 8th Feb /6.30pm / Birregurra Community Health Centre
Hold on to your hats folks.....
Woodfordia Inc in partnership with Port Fairy Folk Festival and the National Folk Festival presents
SUNDAY 8TH APRIL / DOORS OPEN AT 6.30PM
WHO'S ON THE BILL??CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR (AUS)
Taylor crafts soulful folk songs that capture both the beautiful and dark elements of the human experience. Her music ranges from warm, mesmerising ballads to epic anthems. With vivid storytelling, colossal vocals and a powerfully captivating stage presence, her live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary.
DAVE GUNNING (CANADA)Gunning’s recording career is now approaching a full two decades in length (his debut album, Lost Tracks, came out in 1996). Along with richly-deserved peer respect, he has also earned a shelf full of music industry awards. That tally now stands at eight East Coast Music Awards and two Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus a 2012 Juno Award nomination in the Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year category for his album …a tribute to John Allan Cameron, a compelling homage to another of Dave’s Maritime musical heroes.
LITTLE BEE (MELB)
From the East of Melbourne comes Folk duo, Little Bee. In their music, you can hear traces of Norah Jones, The Milk Carton Kids and Tinpan Orange. Their harmonised vocals, Earcatching instrumentation and engaging songwriting creates the foundation for their captivating approach.
Bethany Peele and Bryce Turcato formed the group in 2016, forging their musical abilities to create a sound that is warm and unique. Having shared the stage with bands such as Lily & King and Alyce Platt, Little Bee is quickly building a profile in the Melbourne music scene.
Crack open your 2018 diaries and get these dates in. This year's Birregurra Music Salon program is a ripper!!
This year (and beyond), Birre Arts is committed to promoting Women in Music and trying to help rebalance the exposure and performance opportunities they get. Did you know that while over 50% of songs in the ARIA Top 100 are from women artists, less than 25% feature of festival line ups - and even less as headline acts.
Well, in addition to the fabulous Bob Evans who kicks off the season on Sunday July 8th, we've found two of the most extraordinary emerging female artists that we are soooo excited to introduce you to. Bec Goring and Jess Fairlie are young and excruciatingly talented with voices that will melt your icy winter heart and take you on the most wonderful musical journeys.
These gals are on their way to the big time and we're lucky enough to get them before we can't afford them.
Tickets on sale soon so stay tuned at www.birreartsgroup.com
All gigs held at Birregurra Christ Church / 7 Sladen Street Birregurra
Bob Evans / Sun 8th July / 5pm / Tix $35+BF
Bec Goring / Sat 18th Aug / 5pm / Tix $20+BF
Jess Fairlie / Sun 9th Sept / 5pm / Tix $25+BF
Draft strategy guides future of arts and cultural activities in Colac
VicArts Grants program are OPEN
It provides grants of between $5,000 and $60,000 for discrete projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's arts sector.
Applications close 22 February.
Need help with your application? Start with our Grant Tips video: https://vimeo.com/239566694
Creative Victoria, The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Partnerships Australia and APRA AMCOS cordially invite you to an Information Session on funding for Contemporary Music Projects and other related opportunities.
Bands, musicians, managers, labels, venue owners, bookers and other interested parties are invited to attend an Information Session focusing on a number of funding programs and initiatives. The Information Session will cover:
• Australia Council funding
• Creative Partnerships Australia’s Australian Cultural Fund
• APRA AMCOS programs and support
• Creative Victoria’s Music Works programs
You will be able to ask questions about application processes, meet the faces behind the programs and hear what funding and support is available for your projects or practice.
Already have a project ready and looking to apply for funding? Want to know what support Creative Victoria, the Australia Council, Creative Partnerships Australia and APRA AMCOS can provide? There will be time available after the session to discuss your projects and plans.
Representatives from all four bodies will be available at the following three sessions.
Friday 9th February 2018 - 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Blarney Books and Art
37 James St
Port Fairy VIC 3284
Saturday 10th February 2018 - 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Lighthouse Arts Collective (New Hall)
11 Kirk Rd
Point Lonsdale, Victoria, 3225
(Light refreshments provided)
Sunday 11th February 2018 - 11.00am – 12.30pm
90 Lt. Malop Street
Geelong, Victoria, 3220
To RSVP to any session please call - (03) 8683 3133 or email email@example.com by Thursday 8 February.