Calling Gold Coast bands: Record a live set with Desert TV

Gold Coast artists are invited to set up a ticketed show with Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, via a new artist grant.

The Gold Coast has a vibrant music and arts scene with plenty of untapped potential, yet under current circumstances not many artists have been struggling to express themselves (and get paid in the process!)

The brand new Queensland Government and City of Gold Coast-funded Desert TV Project plans to promote the depth of local arts culture by hand selecting six Gold Coast bands – this week – who demonstrate this ‘untapped potential’, for a showcase. Bands will receive a set fee plus a cut of the live stream income, a chance to re-engage with fans in this downtime and a package of killer content for just a few hours of filming.

Desert TV, the soon-to-be-released live video arm of local creative space Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, aims to develop and nurture the energy and creative vision of local artists and industry workers, capturing professionally-recorded live sets which engage the community in collaborative experience and provide necessary alternate income streams. State of the art technology and digital platforms will be explored and utilised to create a series of incentivised episodes which will aired worldwide, leading the way for local live music content creation.

Gold Coast-based talent will be regularly showcased to both domestic and international markets through use of cutting edge AV technologies, breaking the mould on what a traditional Gold Coast art space or music venue can offer. The chosen venue, Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, already offers a wide ranging community program, accessible to youth, the disabled and all races and genders with a regular calendar of ongoing community based art and musical events.

The six successful artists will be hand selected by a panel of Gold Coast industry professionals based on the following criteria:
• Musicality – is the music performance of a high standard?
• Live presence – will the live set be exciting to watch?
• Market readiness – is the act ready to be pushed out through international channels or has already formed pathways?
• Social Media – Does the act have a solid social media platform?

Bands will be required to attend a four hour live shoot over the next two months at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse and must have at least one member with a Gold Coast residence.

To apply or for more information please contact Applications must address the above listed criteria and close this Friday 19 June at 5.00pm.

This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and the
City of Gold Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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