Up to $2.4M is available to support Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation with the construction and operation of bus, which will be a mobile recording studio and video production facility.

 

Mobile Music Education Program

The Mobile Music Education Program funding will be provided to the Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation for the construction and operation of bus, which will be a mobile recording studio and video production facility that will travel to urban and regional Australian schools.

 

Background

The Mobile Music Education Program will be delivered by the Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation Australia Ltd and provide a range of opportunities for schools to deliver music education to their students. It will run over three years with seed funding provided in 2018-19 financial year.

The Foundation will construct and operate a bus, which will be mobile recording studio, and video production facility that will travel to both urban and regional Australia.

The Program will include the following components:

  • Design and construction of the Mobile Music Education Program
  • Music, video and broadcast productions –the Foundation staff will provide opportunities for school students to create and produce original songs, videos, documentaries, interviews and live broadcasts projects on the Bus. Participants are hands-on, developing projects from concept to delivery
  • Lennon bus tents – the Foundation’s experienced and knowledgeable staff will provide information, demonstrations and instructions on the Bus to school students who will get handson with musical instruments and the latest technology
  • Tours of the bus – the Foundation will provide school students with the opportunity to tour the Bus, and learn about the professional studios found on-board. These tours will intend to give school students with an overview of career paths in audio, video, broadcast, and technology fields
  • Indigenous internship program – The Foundation will provide Indigenous school students with the opportunity to grow their skills in the field and become an ambassador of the bus.

 

Objectives

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Increase participation and engagement in music education in Australian schools by providing school students with the opportunity to use a broad range of audio and visual technology and instruments
  • Assist with improving children’s performance at school especially their social wellbeing and participation and academic achievement
  • Address the prohibitive cost of delivering music education outside urban areas and address the lack of specialist music and arts teachers
  • Close the education equity gap and improve educational outcomes for Australia’s most disadvantaged young people, including indigenous students.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • Increased participation and engagement in music education in Australian schools, particularly those in in regional, rural and remote areas
  • Increased student confidence, social wellbeing and outcomes across learning areas.

 

Funding

A grant of $2,400,000 (GST exclusive) in the 2018-19 financial year is available for initial funding of the Mobile Music Education Program. The grant period will be from April 2019 to June 2022.

 

Eligible Projects

The Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation must use the grant on the following components:

  • Design and construction of the bus.
  • Providing opportunities for school students to create and produce music, original songs, videos, interviews, documentaries and live broadcasts projects on the bus.
  • Providing information, demonstrations and instructions on the bus to school students of musical instruments and the latest visual and audio technology.
  • Providing school students with the opportunity to tour the bus and learn about the professional studios found on-board and the career pathways students can take in this field.
  • Establishing an Indigenous Internship Program that provides Indigenous school students with the opportunity to grow their skills in the field and become an ambassador of the bus.

The Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation may use the grant to pay for:

  • design and construction of the bus;
  • staffing costs associated with the above listed activities, including subcontracting to relevant organisations to assist with the above listed activities and other consultancies where required;
  • administration and office expenses associated with the above activities;

The Bus must visit schools within Australia with a particular focus on regional, rural and remote schools and schools with a high representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Eligible expenditure items are:

  • staffing costs associated with the above listed activities, including subcontracting to relevant organisations to assist with the above listed activities and other consultancy where required;
  • administration and office expenses associated with the above listed activities;
  • costs associated with design and construction of the Mobile Music Education Program

 

Eligible Applicants

The Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation is the sole organisation eligible to apply for funding. The list of eligible applicants is restricted to the Mobile Music Education Program, as the program is based off their programs that are delivered in United States and Europe.

The Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation may work with other relevant organisation to deliver the grant activities. However only the Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation will be eligible to apply for the grant opportunity.

To be eligible you must be:

  • a not-for-profit organisation

If you are successful, relevant personnel working on the grant activity must maintain the following registrations and checks:

  • Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • Working with Children check

Educational Music Tour Bus Foundation staff that deliver the Indigenous Internship Program will be required to have undertaken appropriate cultural competency training.

 

Timing

Applications close 20 May 2019.

 

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