For the very first time, Grid is bringing their Artist Development Program to Geelong. Four artists/bands will be invited to participate in a carefully curated program, which includes intensive mentoring, song development, recording sessions, video content, and live performance opportunities.

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Grid's free program is an end-to end process, providing artists with access to a huge range of resources, activities and connections that will expand your creative work and remove barriers for you to realise your artistic ambition.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • a fully produced, mixed and mastered track, made in collaboration with one of the program’s producers. Across 4 x full day studio sessions, you will be working intimately with your producer to craft a song and sound that best represents you and your story
  • intensive one-on-one mentoring with the music industry’s sharpest minds to help you build pathways for your work to connect with audiences
  • an artist documentary film, made in collaboration with a collective of the industry’s most in-demand directors to deep dive into your personal story as an artist providing audiences a window into your creative world;
  • live performance opportunities in Geelong and beyond

Accompanying you along the journey will be your “hype person” - a friend/collaborator/community member nominated by you to join you in all the program’s activities. They could be an artist themselves, have an interest in content creation, music business or might be looking to level-up their knowledge and skills in the creative industries. They’ll be joining you as an extra layer of support throughout the program.

In order to be accepted into the program, you:

  • live/work/create/ in the City of Greater Geelong
  • are 18 years of age or over
  • write your own original music
  • are able to bring along a friend/family or community member to participate in all the program’s activities…they will be your nominated ‘hype person’
  • are available on the key dates for the GRID Series Geelong Program
  • have completed the application form

Key Dates

Monday October 2, 2023: Applications close

Monday October 9 - Friday October 13, 2023: Shortlisted applicant interviews

Wednesday October 25, 2023: Program Launch/meet and greet event (6:30pm to 8:30pm)

Saturday October 28 & Sunday October 29, 2023: Mentoring Weekend (10am to 5pm, both days)

November 6 through to December 15, 2023:
Across this 6-week period, you will have 4 x full day studio sessions with your matched producer to work on your new track. The sessions will take place in both Geelong and Melbourne. You will also have 2 x full day film shoots with our documentary team to create you artist documentary in and around Geelong (6 days total)

Saturday February 24, 2024: Performance at Pako Fest

Saturday March 16: Single launch party

Sunday May 5: Performance at local Geelong Festival

Click here to apply.