Two of the Launchpad mentors … Robert Davidson and John Babbage (Photo: Topology)

February 5, 2021

The Brisbane-based Topology musical ensemble – which has been a frequent visitor to local schools – is inviting applications from rural and regional Queenslanders eager to take part in a free, one-year mentorship program.

The “Launchpad” program is seeking expressions of interest from emerging composers, musicians, songwriters and performers who are within the first five years of their professional careers.

The one-on-one mentoring will be delivered by Topology’s artists and company staff with the aim of encouraging and increasing the creative potential of participants.

The program will also help participants connect with industry professionals and provide networking opportunities to showcase their work.

“Launchpad is a component of our award-winning Top Up Program, which includes Top Up Education, Creative Bootcamp, Backstage Bootcamp and Creative workshops,” Topology creative director Christa Powell said.

Christa said there was no barrier of age, genre or style for Launchpad participants.

They will attend an intensive week in Brisbane at Creative Bootcamp in October where they will have the opportunity to work with like-minded musicians.

New works will also be professionally recorded and showcased via YouTube, Spotify and other social media sites.

Applications, which can be submitted online, close at 5;00pm on March 14. 


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