Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras and copyright organisation APRA AMCOS have teamed up to search for and present Australia’s next generation of queer music artists in an Express Yourself – Queer Discovery showcase series.
With a joint goal of fostering emerging queer creatives across Australia, the organisations have joined forces to feature rising music talent across three events in coming months.
Express Yourself – Queer Discovery will see two emerging LGBTQI+ artists perform at each showcase alongside an established headliner to a room of industry heavyweights and the general public.
A panel of guest judges from the LGBTQI+ community and music industry will select two of the emerging artists to perform at a Mardi Gras event in 2021.
Said Mardi Gras CEO Albert Kruger: “Mardi Gras is invested in the development of LGBTQI+ artists and we hope the experience has a lasting impact on the careers of the performers.”
So if you think you’re a budding Troye Sivan, Courtney Barnett or Tones And I, now is your chance to throw your hat – or whatever other accessory you may have on you – into the ring.
Fill in an application at www.apraamcos.com.au/expressyourself.
The first showcase in the ‘Express Yourself – Queer’ Discovery series is being hosted at The Beresford in Sydney on Saturday 28 November, 2020.