State government investment to boost youth music development

Youth music careers will get a kick start following a State Government investment into WA’s young musicians.

The McGowan Government has devoted $250,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to Propel Youth Arts WA, to support emerging music artists and all-ages music events.

As part of the investment, it will deliver youth music initiatives over three years.

Starting next year, KickstART Music will provide marketing and skills development opportunities to better prepare aspiring young music artists to take part in the contemporary music industry.

Propel will develop the music component to the to their KickstART Festival, presented annually as part of Youth Week WA.

It will also present an all-ages gigs series, providing opportunities for emerging music acts to play at a live music venue.

The Contemporary Music Fund will deliver a total of $3 million into the sector over four years, while providing support for young people to take part in WA’s contemporary music industry.

Arts minister David Templeman said he was looking forward to seeing the initiatives put in place.

“The Contemporary Music Fund is nurturing young Western Australian music artists and giving them a head start in the competitive contemporary music industry,” he said.

“Along with the Girls Rock! Camp, also a part of the Contemporary Music fund, the future is looking bright for our young and emerging contemporary music artists.”

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