2020 FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP - APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

>> APPLICATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2020 <<

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WHAT IS THE FAST TRACK FELLOWSHIP? 
The Fast Track Fellowship is a unique program that supports small to medium sized independent Victorian record labels to build international connections.

The program will embed one mid-level, independent, label employee/owner within a high-functioning global music company for two months between February 2020 and May 2020.

The Fast Track Fellowship is a key initiative of the Victorian Government's Music Passport program, designed to strengthen the global reach, profile and capability of Victoria's music industry. It's delivered by the Australian Independent Record Label Association (AIR) in partnership with the Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO)

 

GRANT GUIDELINES

KEY DATES

Applications Open – WEDNESDAY 13TH NOVEMBER 2019 (9AM AEDT)

Applications Close – MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 2020 (5PM AEDT) 

Finalists Selected – WEDNESDAY 22ND JANUARY 2019 

Successful Recipient Notified – TUESDAY 28TH JANUARY 2020

Fellowship Activities can be undertaken between - FEBRUARY 2020 – MAY 2020

Applicant to provide comprehensive acquittal report by - MONDAY 15TH JUNE 2020



WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS FUNDING?

The label employee/owner recipient must:

  • Be an employee or owner of a mid-level Victorian based independent label which has been trading for a minimum of two years (priority given to those that demonstrate that they have worked with Victorian based artists)

  • Be a member of a key industry organization such as AIR, AAM, AMPAL, Music Victoria, etc.


Note: If that you are selected you must:

  • Be able to work on your own projects during the internship for a minimum of 20% of business hours during a working week providing there is no conflict of interest with the host organization

  • Provide ongoing communication with Victorian industry whilst undertaking the fellowship

  • Be available for educational and marketing purposes post trip to support broader dissemination of your experience and knowledge to the Victorian industry

  • Be professional at all times and must not damage the reputation of the program

  • Provide AIR with a comprehensive acquittal of your activities by Monday 15th June 2020. You are required to acquit against your original application.


Note
: Failure to submit an acquittal, or submission of an unsatisfactory report will render you ineligible to apply for further funding, and in instances where an acquittal shows that funding has not been used for the purpose specified in the original application, AIR will seek the return of funds.

 
THE TWO HOST ORGANISATIONS WILL

  • Be high functioning global music management and/or music service delivery companies

  • Commit to host the recipient for a minimum of two months

  • Commit to provide professional networking opportunities

  • Provide desk and office space (including costs of power, internet, office consumables) for two months

  • Integrate the participant into their workplace activities for a minimum of 30 hours a week and allow the participant to spend at least 20% of their time on their existing business activities

  • Understand their responsibilities and commit to expected outcomes


THE FUNDING

  • AIR will cover return economy flights, visas and insurance.

  • The successful recipient will also receive $15,000 AUD to cover the following: all accommodation, on the ground transport, per diems, registration fees for professional industry events whilst in the market and any other agreed costs.

  • The successful applicant must return a signed funding agreement and supply a tax invoice for $15,000 (plus GST if registered for GST) before payment of the fellowships can be made. Payment will be made in full prior to the commencement of Fellowship activity.

    Restrictions on the use of the funding include:

  • Organisations and small businesses can only have one recipient each round from any Fast Track Fellowship program.

  • Applications cannot be made to both AIR and AAM by the same applicant

  • The recipient is not eligible for any other Creative Victoria/VMDO grants to support this project 

  • Funds may only be expended within the stipulated activity timeline


SELECTION PROCESS

  • If eligible (as above) the applicant must complete the application form by the due date. The application must address the eligibility criteria and support material must be provided as required.

  • An independent industry-based advisory panel of AIR representatives will undertake all application assessments.

  • All decisions are final and will be ratified with the VMDO prior to offer

 

TO APPLY 

You will need to provide the following information in your application:

  • Full contact and organisation details and ABN including details of membership of key industry organisation

  • Next of kin and passport information for candidate being put forward by the organisation for the Fast Track Fellowship internship.

  • Business biography/summary (no longer than 2-3 A4 pages) – refer to AIR Summary as an example of what is required - Click here to view AIR Summary

  • Rationale identifying 3 specific outcomes to be achieved as a result of fellowship together with timeline for achievement including how to maximise the opportunity in that market before, during and after the placement

  • Applicant is to identify 3 potential host companies/cities/countries and state reasons why the market they intend to be based in is beneficial to their business development.

 

Applications will open on Wednesday 13 November 2019 and close on Monday 13 January 2020.

 

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Contact Info


For all Fast Track Fellowship inquiries or questions, please contact Kelly Miller (kelly@air.org.au)