Nov 21, 2017


Supporting small to medium sized independent Victorian record labels to build international connections, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) is thrilled to announce applications to the unique Fast Track Fellowship program will be open from 9AM AEST, Thursday 23rd of November 2017.
The Fast Track Fellowship program is a key initiative of the Victorian Government's Music Passport program, designed to strengthen the global reach, profile, and capability of Victoria's music industry. It's delivered by Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) on behalf of the Victorian Government.

The program will embed two mid-level independent label employees/owners within high-functioning global music companies for two months between January 2018 and May 2018.

Applications close midnight Australian eastern standard time on Thursday 30th November 2017.

Funding includes return flights, visas, and insurance along with financial support to cover all accommodation, on ground transport per diems, registration fees for professional industry events whilst in the market.

The successful applicants will be selected by an independent industry-based advisory panel and notified by Friday 17th December 2017.

To find out if you’re eligible visit for all the grant guidelines.

“AIR is thrilled to be participating in this program” Maria Amato AIR General Manager
“The Fast Track Fellowships are an example of how we are backing our music industry and the people and businesses that drive it. This program is all about taking our industry to the next level and creating genuine opportunities for international growth. It’s the first program of its kind and we are proud to work with AIR and AAM to make it happen.” Explains Martin Foley – Minister for Creative industries