'Future folk' musicians development program

Applications for 2024 open 25 September 2023

Have you ever dreamt about performing on stage at the Port Fairy Folk Festival? Here’s your chance to shine! 

Future folk is back to support young emerging artists and performers hailing from south west Victoria.

Port Fairy Folk Festival have partnered with Moyne Shire Council to offer a unique performance and mentoring opportunity for ten local musicians.

As part of the 2024 Port Fairy Folk Festival, Future Folk participants will work with established artists in one-on-one and group mentoring sessions before, during and after the festival.

Whether you’re a singer, songwriter, a musician or a band, this is your chance to gain valuable skills from professional artists and experience performing in front of a live audience.

Future folk participants will receive:

  • A full 20 minute set performance on Fiddlers Green as part of an emerging artist showcase
  • A performance in the festival arena
  • Fivesession mentoring program plus two one-on-one mentoring sessions
  • Artists will also receive payment for their performance

How to apply

The Future folk development program is open to soloists, duos and bands aged 12-25 years who reside in south west Victoria.

Applications are open until 29 October 2023

Successful applicants notified on 17 November 2023

Successful applicants will be required to attend a compulsory program overview session held via zoom in November 2023.

Future Folk artist development program is supported by Moyne Shire through the Victorian Government FReeZA program. 

Apply today to hone your skills and advance your experience in the performing arts.


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