Wednesday, 21 Oct 2020

Applications open for SongHubs aotearoa 2020 - Te Matau-A-Māui / Hawkes Bay

MONDAY 30 NOVEMBER - FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020

THE OLD CHURCH - MEEANEE, NAPIER

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER

SongHubs Aotearoa is a series of collaborative song-writing retreats that APRA AMCOS is presenting in five different locations across Aotearoa New Zealand during 2020 and 2021.

With the generous support and involvement of NZ On Air, the New Zealand Music Commission, Napier Council and the Eastern Institute of Technology, we're delighted to be coming to Hawke's Bay!

We're bringing acclaimed New Zealand songwriters and producers - Devin Abrams (Shapeshifter, Drax Project, Pacific Heights), EstèreKings and Simon Gooding (Pink, Dua Lipa, Mitch James, Alien Weaponry) - with us to Napier to collaborate with some of the region's best and brightest music creators.

ELIGIBILITY

You're eligible to apply for SongHubs Aotearoa (Te Matau-A-Māui / Hawke's Bay) 2020 if:

  • You're an elected Full Writer Member of APRA
  • You're able to demonstrate creative ability and success - along with a strong track record of local audience and/or industry support for your work within the past two years
  • You're keen and willing to collaborate with other artists, songwriters and producers - and to create works for other artists, as well as for yourself
  • You're willing to be photographed and filmed throughout the SongHubs program for APRA's promotional purposes
  • You're willing to make yourself available for media relating to SongHubs, and for your image and biography to be used in association with this and future SongHubs events
  • You're available for the FULL duration of SongHubs, including a) Monday 30 Nov to Friday 4 Dec daily from 9.30am to 6pm, b) a songwriting seminar on the evening of Thursday 3 Dec, and c) our listening/wrap party on the evening of Friday 4 Dec

HOW DOES SONGHUBS WORK?

SongHubs is a week long song-writing program to be held at The Old Church in Meeanee, Napier from Monday 30 November to Friday 4 December 2020.

Each day our curator (Devin Abrams) will assign you to a different group to write a song with. This group will consist of one of our guests, a 'lead' songwriter (for whom you're writing a song), and two other songwriters. These groups will each inhabit a separate studio space for the day.

Each songwriter will get the opportunity to be a 'lead' songwriter at least once, and will work with different guests during the week.

You also have the opportunity to work with a Mātanga Reo if you want to work in te reo Māori and would like specialist guidance.  

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

LOCAL

There are 8 local positions available for songwriters / producers from the Napier / Hastings area. We will provide a per diem of $60 NZD for 5 days. You will need to arrange your own accommodation and transport to and from the venue. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided each day.

NATIONAL

There are 2 fully funded positions available for songwriters / producers from anywhere in New Zealand (outside the Napier / Hastings area). We will fly you to Napier, accommodate you for the duration of the program and provide you with a per diem of $60 NZD for 5 days. Lunch, snacks and refreshments will be provided each day.

Please fill out the application to be considered for one of these positions.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AT 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 4 NOVEMBER

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