Photo: Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman with Ash and Timieka from Perth band Dulcie
Not-for-profit organisation Propel Youth Arts WA received the funding to deliver initiatives over the next three years that will support young and emerging contemporary music artists and all‑ages music events.
Propel will develop the music component to their popular KickstART Festival, which is presented annually as part of Youth Week WA.
Starting next year, KickstART Music will provide marketing and skills development opportunities to better prepare aspiring young music artists to take part in the broader contemporary music industry.
Propel will also present an all-ages gigs series, which will provide opportunities for many more Western Australian emerging music acts to play at a live music venue, and for audiences of all‑ages to experience live music.
Support for young people to participate in the WA contemporary music industry is one of the priorities of the Contemporary Music Fund, which will deliver a total of $3 million into the sector over four years.