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‘Level Up’ your music career with triple j Unearthed grants during COVID-19

Today triple j announced an initiative to help emerging artists take their career to the next level by providing a series of triple j Unearthed Level Up Grants.

These grants, which are part of the ABC’s wider Fresh Start Fund, were designed in response to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on the Australian music community. With the current lack of income and opportunities, this support is needed to help independent Australian musicians build a sustainable career and continue to create incredible local content.

triple j Unearthed’s Level Up grant series will provide funding opportunities for artists from a range of different genres, as well as those living in regional areas and Indigenous artists including:

  • 5 grants offered to 5 artists across these 5 genres:
    • Band
    • Solo
    • Hip Hop
    • Heavy
    • Producers / Dance / Electronic artists
  • 2 grants offered to Indigenous artists
  • 8 grants offered to artists based in regional areas – one for each state and territory

With up to $7000 available per grant, funds from the 15 grants can be spent on multiple facets of the artists career development, such as recording a new song.

To apply for a triple j Unearthed Level Up Grant head to Applications are open now and close at Midnight 7 June

Now is the time to Level Up with triple j Unearthed, so if you’re in a band, a solo artist, MC, producer or riff lord, we’d love to hear from you.

The overall ABC Fresh Start Fund will also commission new music via ABC Classic & Jazz and ABC Kids Listen projects, so if that’s more you’re thing, check it out!

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