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Work with Song Company

Work With Us

Auditions
Monday 7 March 1030-1430
Tuesday 8 March 1030-1430

With new Artistic Director Antony Pitts in town, The Song Company is now inviting singers interested in working with us (who may or may not have sung with us in the past) to apply for an audition spot. Selected singers will be asked to bring along two or three solo works, and may be expected to sight-read various scores as part of singing with the ensemble. If you’d like to apply, please use the form below and submit a CV, or get in touch via email.

Call for Scores / Call for Audio

As part of its search for new and undiscovered Australian musical treasures, The Song Company is issuing a twofold Call for Scores / Call for Audio to coincide with the arrival of new Artistic Director, Antony Pitts.  We’re particularly looking for settings of Shakespeare, and for works by or inspired by Indigenous Australians, to be programmed within the 2016 series of Subscription concerts Into Something…, but ideas related to any of the season’s programming or beyond it are all welcome.  Don’t be shy – read the points below and send us whatever you think might work.

  • Please read through the Into Something… brochure for guidance as to our thematic programming.
  • There are no restrictions in terms of style or length, but scores should be suitable for performance by some or all of the Company’s vocal sextet (SSATBarB).
  • In the case of audio recordings we are looking for material that can be used as part of a bigger program (with full acknowledgement and additional explanation).
  • Both score and audio submissions must be fully cleared for use by The Song Company, and entering the Call indicates that permission is granted to perform the work.
  • Works that the Company has previously performed are also welcome.
  • The deadline for receiving sheet music and audio (digitally – as PDFs / MP3s) at The Song Company is as soon as possible, but we will continue to look at submissions throughout the year.
  • Keep it short and focused – quality not quantity.
  • Alongside these calls for musical material, The Song Company is also looking for emerging artists and composers to work alongside our main program with some rare opportunities for mentoring and mainstage performance in sight.

Call for Scores: https://www.dropbox.com/request/vRykNQOyrjkAgCmtgCxC

Call for Audio: https://www.dropbox.com/request/nRncvuvq6nJr1EmkJTct

Alongside these strands is our ongoing offer to work with musicologists around the world on new discoveries of mediaeval and Renaissance music.  So Old, It’s New! is a channel for collaborating with scholars who are uncovering old and very old music all the time and want to hear it sung – The Song Company plans to workshop some of these new (or long-ignored) discoveries, ideally in collaboration over a video link; and the pieces that work really well we can also insert into some of our many live recitals.  Get in touch with new or unfinished transcriptions and editions that you’d like us to look at, or even the sources themselves (if you think we can read them).

So Old, It’s New!: https://www.dropbox.com/request/HHBYk3fcQPEerL7hydij

Go to www.songcompany.com.au for more information

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Elevate Your Work

ELEVATE Your Work in 2016
A new initiative for Australian playwrights

Theatre 451

Open to: Victorian Residents
Region: Melbourne

Arts Area: Performing Arts

A new works initiative for 2016. Submissions are invited by writers aged 18 and over of one act plays, with a duration between 45 to 60 minutes.

There are two categories:
1. Young Adult submission round for writers 18 – 25 (please note that writers must be 18 by 27 May, 2016)
2. Open submission round for writers 26 years and above.

For further information please visit the website below.

Applications close on the 25th of March, 2016.

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Norm Warehouse Pozible campaign

The story of the project

Norm is a warehouse.  Since 2012 we have been providing low-cost space, tools and skills to local makers, artists, designers, tinkerers… everyone.  We’re a not-for-profit and rely entirely on volunteers to pull the strings and oil the wheels.

But the next few months won’t be easy!  Our lazy Brunswick streets have become a frantic, life-sized lego land and our warehouse is destined for the chopping block.  Our lease is up.  Our building will be turned into apartments. We’re outta here.

We’ve found a new home in Coburg but we need your help to renovate. We need to build studios and set up the workshop. While we’re at it we’d like to improve our facilities. Give big so we can give back!

Go to their Pozible fundraiser to pledge – www.pozible.com/norm

Our vision for the new place

In the front of the warehouse we will build 12 studios and some common areas.
Here’s where you’ll find cleaner tools like our sewing machines and 3D printer.

In the back of the warehouse you’ll find our workshop.  It will be a bigger, better version of what we currently have.

How the funds will be used

With the funds raised here we are going to:
$1000 will help cover moving costs.  This includes things like hiring a truck.
$7000 will buy building materials.  It adds up!  This will comprise of timber, yellow-tongue flooring, screws and nails, cladding and paint.

Any extra cash will help improve our workshop.  A proper dust extraction system is our dream!
If we make quite a bit of extra cash we’ll be able to subsidise our courses (making them super cheap for everyone) as well as developing more classes with professional craftspeople from our community.

If we hit $10k we will get a local artist to paint shit on the walls! But if you REALLY give a shit about art, you can fast track this by choosing “The Commissioner” as your reward.

If we hit $12k we will buy a panel saw, develop a new woodworking course, and unlock a new reward…

If we hit $15k we’ll buy a kiln, develop a ceramics course, and unlock a new reward…

What we do

At NORM we see a great spread of different projects, classes, collaborations and skills.

We have a workshop, studios and a big flexible space. We also run classes and generally encourage as much play as possible.


The Workshop.


Our upstairs space, for events, meetings, rehearsals, stitching.


A studio holder with a sculptural fruitbowl made here at Norm.

Challenges

Moving is always a big job, and we have 600m2 of nooks and crannies to clean out, sort out and relocate.
We’ve got a good community all geared up to help, so with a few cups of tea and a spreadsheet or two we’re sure we can get our collective head around that one!
We are also lucky enough to have a few carpenters and builders in our midst who will oversee the project.  We’re very excited about the renovations… this learning curve will be steep.

Once we’re in the new place we’re going to need to fill our extra studio spaces. Finding new faces for our family we hope will be quick and easy, however we know this isn’t always the case.

This move is a great chance for us to stop and examine (and improve!) how we’re doing things, increase our activity, and grow our resources.

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Moreland Community Grants information sessions

Moreland+council+logoThe Moreland Community Grants Program gives financial support and incentive to community groups, organisations and individuals to implement and support community building initiatives.

This grants program is targeted at not-for-profit incorporated community groups.

You can attend one of the information sessions held during February 2016 to find out more about the grants and how to apply.

If you can’t attend a session, this year we are live streaming the information session on Thursday 18 February at 10 am. You can watch this session live from any computer via our website, our Facebook page or the Livestream website.

We will also be able to answer your questions via video call. To ask a question simply visit the Livestream Studio website (only available using Chrome web browser) and follow the prompts.

Information session dates and locations:

Tuesday 16 February, 10 am
Merri Community Health, 79 Jukes Road, Fawkner

Tuesday 16 February, 5 pm
Glenroy Senior Citizens Centre, Cromwell Street, Glenroy

Wednesday 17 February, 5 pm
Clarrie Wohler Senior Citizen Centre, 51 Albert Street, Brunswick

Thursday 18 February, 10 am (LIVE STREAM)
Moreland Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg

Thursday 18 February, 6 pm
Moreland Civic Centre 90 Bell Street, Coburg

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Art at the heart – artist in residence program

Deadline for applications: 4.00 pm monday 29 february 2016  

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 August – September 2016
index2016 theme: ‘light’

Total value of residency: up to $55k

The Shire of East Pilbara is proud to announce that applications are now open for Australia’s richest Artist in Residency Program, Art at the Heart.

2016 marks the third year of Art at the Heart’s four year program. This year the program aims to:

• Develop the capacity of local artists and the wider community via community engagement and creative exchange.

• Explore and showcase the local region through the exploration of the 2016 theme ‘light’.

• Contribute to and creatively enrich the Shire of East Pilbara through a legacy artwork.

• Enable an artist to develop a body of work and further their creative practice.

• Promote and create an awareness of the region, residency and artist (both nationally and internationally).

Over a 6 – 8 week period in August/September 2016, the selected artist will have the opportunity to develop a body of work around the theme of ‘light’. This development will be generously supported by a $15,000 artist fee and access to up to $40,000 to contribute to the costs relating to the creation of the artist’s body of work, the documentation of the residency and the costs associated with the delivery of the community engagement program.

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