While the pandemic came as surprise to us all, how we lived through it and with it has been different for each and every one of us. The pandemic has affected us in many varied ways, and many of us have stories to tell.
Healing can happen through sharing experiences. By telling our own stories and listening to others’ stories we will enhance community connectedness and build stronger bonds with each other.
The Shire are collecting community stories that will be used to collaboratively develop a short documentary, live music, and mobile projections that will be launched at the inaugural Arts & Culture Festival in April, 2022. We are now looking for a group of up to 5 local musicians to be part of this project.
The group will be awarded $2,000 to write an original song responding to the project themes of connection, reflection, and sharing stories. The song can be based on personal experience, friend’s stories, or community stories collected by the Shire. Each musician will also receive $100 per performance to undertake 4 performances across the festival.
EOIs open for songwriters and musicians: 27th of January – 23rd of February, 2022.
Songwriter and musicians selected: 9th of March, 2022.
Rehearsal period: 21st of March – 18th of April, 2022.
Festival dates: 21st of April – 1st of May, 2022.
How to Apply
Groups of up to 5 musicians should compile one email with the subject line “262 MUSICIAN APPLICATION” containing the following information: