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Connect Sydney: Legal Issues in Event Management Training
6 December, Sydney
If you’re planning to run a community event and want to improve your knowledge and skills around legal obligations of event management, this is the training for you.

Creative Care: Wellbeing in the Arts
7 December, Melbourne
Join Tracy Margieson, Project Manager of the Arts Wellbeing Collective at Arts Centre Melbourne and John Paul Fischbach, CEO & Chief Alchemist at Auspicious Arts Incubator for practical tips and tricks for self-care in the creative industries.

In House at Information Cultural Exchange (I.C.E)
8 December, Sydney

A chance to meet up with CreateNSW and Screen Australia to seek advice on projects in development or funding avenues.

DIY Music Marketing Course
9 December, Brisbane
A free music marketing course for artists who want to sell their music independently.

Australian Ballet Music Talks
13 December, Sydney
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. In these free talks, Music Director and Chief Conductor Nicolette Fraillon will chat about the 2017 composers and their works.

Summer Jazz Clinic
– 18 January, Brisbane and Canberra
Jazz Music Institute’s Summer Jazz Clinic is a four day jazz performance clinic delivered in a fun and friendly environment for musicians of all abilities and all ages.

ABODA NSW Summer Conducting School
16 – 20 January, Sydney

Register now for the 2018 Summer Conducting School, presented by Dr John Lynch from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, The University of Sydney.

MOFO Presents Adam Simmons
19 January, Tasmania
A workshop led by Adam Simmons, a multi-instrumentalist and composer heavily influenced by American musician Butch Morris’s method of ‘conduction’, which is a way of leading an improvised musical performance through gestures and signals.

The Grant Song for Creatives
23 January, Victoria

A workshop for creatives presented by the City of Stonnington and delivered by Creative Plus Business.

The Australian Conducting Academy Summer School
25 January  – 2  February, Tasmania
Under the leadership of Course Director Johannes Fritzsch, who begins his three year appointment as the TSO’s inaugural Principal Guest Conductor in 2018, students will benefit from rehearsals with pianists as well as at least five orchestra calls with the TSO over the course of the school.

APRA AMCOS Female Songwriter Mentorships
Applications close 2 February
These opportunities are designed to provide the mentee with guidance on real life projects, practical advice on establishing a career, and support on expanding and honing the songwriter’s craft.

2018 Synapse Residency Program
Applications close 26 February
ANAT is calling for applications from artists and scientists for their prestigious Synapse Residency program, which supports creative research collaborations between more than 100 artists and scientists.

Young Women in Jazz
Applications close 9 March
A workshop program for female musicians aged 14 – 25 who want to learn more about jazz and improvised music.


Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot – A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts  

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.


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