REGIONAL musicians and venues are invited to join a statewide set of 1000 COVID-safe gigs in November.
This is a new event to kickstart the recovery of the live music industry.
Industry icons who will be among the line-up celebrating great Australian music are Jimmy Barnes, Birds of Tokyo, Missy Higgins, The Jungle Giants, Paul Kelly, Thelma Plum, The Presets, Amy Shark, Tash Sultana, The Teskey Brothers, Tones and I and The Veronicas.
As well, there will be Australian artists in venues across NSW.
The event is a NSW Government initiative, delivered by its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW in partnership with ARIA to kickstart the recovery of the live music, entertainment and hospitality industries.
NSW live music venues and artists are invited to submit an expression of interest to be involved in Great Southern Nights by completing a form online.
All events will be programmed in line with current government health advice regarding physical distancing and venue capacity with respect to public gatherings.
Sign up for updates, including future program and ticket announcements, at www.greatsouthernnights.com.au/
Help from Windmill Trust Scholarship
THE Windmill Trust Scholarship was established in 1997 by Primrose Moss to honour her sister, artist and former director of the Macquarie Galleries, the late Penny Meagher.
The scholarship provides assistance to rural and regional artists of up to $10,000 plus GST to go towards exhibiting work such as framing, freight, space rental, promotion, artists' fees, installation, documentation, professional development, education and independent artistic research or practice such as studio rental, material or labour costs.
Applications for the 2020 Windmill Scholarship are now open.
To apply, head to the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) website: visualarts.net.au/nava-grants/
Colourful public art appears across region
WHILE we practised social distancing, bright pops of colour have emerged in towns across the region during COVID and they really symbolise the vitality of the people and artists in Central NSW.
Arts OutWest looks forward to sharing these new works, alongside 275 other great works of public art, on our soon-to-be launched Culture Maps Central NSW website.