2017 Song and Tune Writing Awards

The Folk Federation Grant.

The Folk Federation is delighted to offer a grant of up to $500, and is inviting individuals and groups to apply before 31st July 2017.

Applications are open to Tasmanian resident folk musicians, songwriters, dancers, singers, poets, luthiers, organisers of folk events or folk artists. The money could be used for someone to attend a particular event, to bring someone here, to buy resources or equipment, to produce a CD, to produce “protest” or historical songs, in the folk tradition, and present them in concert, or something equally appropriate which would benefit the Tasmanian folk community.

In 2015, the Folk Grant was shared by Ethereal Ensemble, who published a book of original poems, music scores, chord charts and images, and The Harp Society of Tasmania Inc, who ran a hands-on “all things harp” weekend Harp Festival in Westbury in October 2015.

In 2016, Teri Young ran three community bush dances in Buckland with the assistance of funds from the Folk Grant and from the Glamorgan-Spring Bay Council.

Applications should include;

  1. A bit about you/your group, what you do now, have done in the past and/or aspire to do in the future.
  2. Your current involvement in the Tasmanian folk community.
  3. The proposal.
  4. A timeline.
  5. A budget.
  6. An explanation of the focus of the project.
  7. On whose behalf the money is sought (personal or for a group).
  8. How the use of the money would benefit the Tasmanian folk community. 
  9. How the use of this money would enhance yours or your group’s skills. 
  10. The form of feedback or resource which would be given back to the folk community after the completion of the project (for example, a letter to the FFT Committee, a Drumbeat article, a presentation or talk, a written paper, a booklet).
  11. References.

Grant timeline:

  1. The event/project is to take place in 2017-2018 and to be completed by 30th June, 2018.
  2. The deadline for applications is 31st July, 2017.

Please email applications to president@folktas.org by 31st July 2017.

Please note that the FFT Committee will consider all proposals at its August meeting and that the decision of the Committee will be final.