The Big Sky Girls mentoring project have selected the next generation of regional female songwriters for their 2019 programme.
Over the past three years Big Sky Girls has become a crucial annual event supporting and mentoring young regional women in music across Queensland.
Since 2017, Big Sky Girls has seen some of the most exciting young female songwriters from regional Queensland emerge including Tia Gostelow, Asha Jeffries, Ruby Gilbert, Zoey Mills, Doolie, Jamison Kehl, K-la, Amber Farnan and many more.
This year Big Sky Girls expanded to include young women from New South Wales, Northern Territory and Victoria, in addition to Queensland, for the first time.
“We could not be more excited to be welcoming young women from QLD, NSW, NT and Victoria into the programme this year,” project manager Deb Suckling says.
“Fostering and nurturing artists on both a creative and industry level is crucial for young artists in regional areas. Big Sky Girls aims to give these young women an opportunity to not only pursue creative careers but also to forge their own network with other young women facing similar challenges faced by artists in regional and remote areas."
Big Sky Girls focuses on songwriting and performance skills, industry knowledge, recording and a whole lot of fun building friendships and self-esteem.Click here to read about the Big Sky Girl 2018 class.
The project includes intensive multi-day workshops and recording sessions in Brisbane with all travel, accommodation and meals covered for participants. Additionally, they'll see one of their songs professionally recorded and mastered.
Congratulations to all the songwriters accepted for Big Sky Girls in 2019.
Big Sky Girls Class Of 2019
- DarwinPele Savage
- DarwinCassi Marie
- CabooltureIsabella Smith Ani
- CairnsJacinta Bradley
- BallaratNancie Schipper
- KillarneyGeorgia Knight
- PimpanaMaggie Slater
- CairnsStella Hutchens
- BundabergElyssa Hawkins
- NewcastleSaraima Batt