Expression Of Interest now open for Divas to Perform

at Bush Bands Bash | 8-12 Sept 2021

EOIs are due by 5pm, Friday 9th July 2021.

Are you an Indigenous female aged 16 or over who is keen to perform at BUSH BANDS this September?

  • You will need to have participated in Divas workshops and performed in a showcase
  • You will need to have 15 to 20 minutes of original material you can perform at Bush Bands on September 12
  • You will need to be available to come to workshops at Ross River Resort from 8th-11th September (MusicNT will cover transport, food and accommodation costs)
  • Agree to MusicNT’s code of conduct including attending all required activities, being free from the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs when participating and behaving in a polite and professional way during workshops and the concert.

You also need to complete the following Expression of Interest (EOI). Jessie or Liz from our Alice Springs office can help you with the form if you need it. Contact jessie@musicnt.com.au or call 8952 0322 during office hours.

The decision about who is performing will be made by MusicNT’s Indigenous Women’s Reference Group.

Divas at Bush Bands 2021 Expression Of Interest

What is your name?(Required)
Do you identify as an Indigenous/First Nations female?(Required)
Have you been part of MusicNT's Divas program before? It would have been part of Saltwater Divas in Darwin, Desert Divas in Alice Springs or Barkly Divas in Tennant Creek.(Required)
When were you last involved with MusicNTs Divas program? It could have been with Desert Divas in Alice Springs, Saltwater Divas in Darwin or Barkly Divas in Tennant Creek.(Required)
What style/s of music do you like to write or play? Tick all that you like
Do you accompany yourself on an instrument when performing? You can tick more than one answer
Max. file size: 5 MB.
Do you agree to follow MusicNTs Code of Conduct guidelines for performing artists including being available for workshops & rehearsals between 8-11 September as well as the sound check and concert on 12 September, and not being under the influence of alcohol or non-prescription drugs during these times?(Required)
IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE: Has your parent or guardian consented to you participating in workshops and then performing at Bush Bands presented by MusicNT?

From 2013 to 2016 Desert Divas performed as a group at the start of MusicNTs Bush Bands Bash.  From 2017 this was refined to provide spots for 3 emerging soloists from across all our Divas programs to play up to 3 of their original works with support from backing musicians.  Prospective soloists were asked to submit an application

The IWMP Industry Reference Group and MusicNT staff from IWMP and Bush Bands decide who the successful applicants are.  We look for women who have come through our Divas programs, are ready to perform to a large audience and who can participate in and benefit from Bush Bands Business, the 4 day music development and industry camp held at Ross River Resort before the big concert.  

From 2019, MusicNT started acknowledging the individual women who were selected to perform on posters and other promotional materials –  previously this had stated “Featuring Desert Divas.”  Along with funding through Bush Bands, our IWMP also contributes towards ensuring these performers have dedicated music mentors/session musicians and paying for accommodation, travel and meals.

2019

Performers:  Lena Kellie, Patsy Coleman, Celestine Rowe.  

Dedicated female mentors:  Shellie Morris, Dallas Frasca, Casii Williams.  

2018  

Performers: Casii Williams, Jessie Grainer, Patsy Coleman.  

Dedicated female mentors:  Shellie Morris, Chelsea McNeilly (Skyeater). 

2017

Performers:  Shannen Cubis (Shana Ray), Jessica Grainer (JessiK), Tash Clarke

Our other programs