Expression of Interest: Our Songs

Expression of Interest Closed

FUSE Special Event:
Our Songs

 

FUSE Darebin is seeking expressions of interest from Darebin-based community choirs, acapella, and/or unamplified musical groups, to perform at Our Songs - a celebration of peace, love and joy. Our Songs is a series of pop-up performances by a culturally and linguistically diverse mix of music collectives, programmed across sites in Darebin.

Our Songs 2021 is a FUSE Special Event.

FUSE Special Events keep the spirit of FUSE alive between our Autumn and Spring festivals.

Our Songs will operate subject to DHHS guidelines for live events at the time the event is scheduled to take place.

If Our Songs is unable to go-ahead due to changes to State Government-mandated restrictions, we will release an Our Songs Mixtape similar to the Community Mixtape released in 2020.

Background

The aim is to deliver:

  • A new cultural program of culturally and linguistically diverse community choirs sharing songs inspired by the theme: peace, love and joy.
  • Events that feature songs sung in diverse languages by multi-faith and secular choirs and performers.
  • Performances spread across the breadth of the City of Darebin.
  • A COVID-Safe event.
  • Vibrant, live music to support local communities as they re-emerge from lockdown.

The theme of peace, love and joy is inspired by the idea of our local community coming together in the spirit of reconciliation and harmony at the local neighbourhood level.

Project Brief

Date Proposed: 3­–5 December, 2021.

Times: To be confirmed.

Locations: To be announced.

Performance: Groups will only be required to be available for three hours of the program.

Fee: A nominal performance fee will be paid to groups selected to participate.

The performances will be filmed, edited and distributed via social media to spread the message of peace, love, and joy across our community. By taking part in Our Songs, you must agree to allow images of the event that may contain your group to be used across all media.

Are you interested in being part of Our Songs?

Applications will be accepted through an expression of interest, submitted via email and including the following:

  • A short video or recording of your choir.
  • A brief summary of your group and why you should be considered for selection.
  • Your location in Darebin. Please note that we cannot consider groups from outside the City of Darebin.
  • Please provide a minimum and maximum number of performers.
  • The languages your group perform in.

Applications should be emailed to fuse@darebin.vic.gov.au by midnight 2 November .

Timeline

  • Expressions of Interest closed
  • Successful groups notified by 9 November 2021.
  • Our Songs performances will take place 3–5 December 2021 and you must be available at least one of these days.

If you have any questions, please contact Omar Crawford on 8470 8721 or Bronwyn Ryan-Mercer 8470 8551.

Our Songs: Online Alternative

If Our Songs is unable to go-ahead due to changes to State Government-mandated restrictions, we will release an Our Songs Mixtape similar to the Community Mixtape released in 2020.

Songs will be complied into a mix tape, downloaded or streamed through the Darebin Council website over summer.

More information regarding the recordings for the mixtape will be provided to successful applicants.

For further information please contact Omar on 8470 8721 or Bronwyn on 8470 8551, or email fuse@darebin.vic.gov.au

 

 

 

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