One Eye on the Stranger with Kram

Want to hang out in Tassie with Spiderbait's Kram on an exclusive three-day songwriting retreat? With all expenses paid? No, you're not dreaming – this is for real!

Festival of Voices' One Eye on the Stranger (OEOTS) program gives one participant from each state/territory the chance to team up with "an iconic Australian musician with emerging artists, for the once in a lifetime opportunity to develop their craft and showcase their songs to a national festival audience". OEOTS was previously offered only to Tasmanian based artists, but this year, Festival of Voices is taking the program to a national level, thanks to support from APRA/AMCOS, Australian Music Industry Network, and all state/territory music bodies, including Music Tasmania, Music Victoria, Music NSW, Music SA, WAM, QMusic, and lastly, MusicNT.

It sounds like Kram is pretty excited about the program, too. 

"I am really looking forward to working with a new generation of talented emerging songwriters from around Australia. After a successful career in a very challenging industry, it feels really awesome to be invited to assist in encouraging, showcasing and nurturing new talent," he said.

So, if you'd like...

  • return flights to Hobart, Tasmania from your capital city;
  • an exclusive three-day songwriting/performance mentorship retreat (delivered by Kram from Spiderbait on Bruny Island), including accomodation and food;
  • a Pennicott Wilderness Journey boat tour to Bruny Island;
  • to particiapte in a performance showcase of original music on stage with Kram from Spiderbait at VOICEBOX in Hobart to a major festival audience; and
  • access to a music hub for national acts during Festival of Voices,

...then you should click here to complete the Application Form!

If that hasn't got you madly filling out your application, have a look at this clip from last year's OEOTS, with the talented Abbe May.

Applications close midnight 13 April 2017.