Fast Track Fellowship - AAM Applications Now Open
The Victorian Music Development Office (VMDO), in partnership with the Association of Artist Managers (AAM), will accept applications for the next Fast Track Fellowship program from Friday 25 January until Midnight Friday 8 February. Fast Track Fellowship is an initiative of the Victorian State Government.
Open to Victorian music artist managers, the Fast Track Fellowship facilitates international professional development, temporarily relocating the recipient within an international music company for a two-month period.
The Fast Track Fellowship program includes return flights, visas and insurance as well as financial support for accommodation, on ground logistics, per diems and registration fees for professional industry events. Recipients will be selected by an independent industry-based advisory panel that includes representatives from VMDO, AIR, AAM and the recipients from the inaugural 2018 Fast Track Fellowship.
The recipients from the inaugural 2018 Fast Track Fellowship were music managers: Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear Music) and Guy Blackman (Chapter Music); and label managers: Tom Fraser (Pieater) and Amy Chapman (Wantok Musik). The Victorian Music Development Office in partnership with the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) announced the first Fast Track Fellowship participant for 2019 in December of last year; Operations Manager for Two Shoes Records and The Cat Empire, Rhianon Damas.
Sharing their experiences with other Victorian music businesses and peers, the 2018 fellowship recipients reported immediate increased business activity and outstanding career development for themselves and the artists they represent.
“I came back fully inspired and confident from having worked alongside a wonderful community of like minded people. The organisational philosophy behind Everybody’s Management is similar to my own, their support by merely being in the same room was phenomenal. The AAM Fast Track Fellowship was truly a life changing experience and changed my world.” Charlotte Abroms
Key dates for the Fast Track Fellowship with VMDO in partnership with AAM:
● 25 Jan, 2019 – Applications open at vmdo.com.au/fasttrackfellowship
● 8 Feb, 2019 – Applications close
● 20 Feb, 2019 – Announce recipient