The Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program is back for 2019, and we can’t wait to see which local artists and managers will be the next crop of Stigwood Fellows.
With the likes of Tkay Maidza, Bad//Dreems, Timberwolf, Electric Fields, West Thebarton, The Hard Aches and Heaps Good Friends all being past Fellows, there’s no doubt this year’s selection will feature names you should keep an eye on.
The program has resulted in recording, management and publishing deals for some of the most exciting local artists and managers in the industry. But don’t just take it from us: read on for some thoughts from our Fellows themselves…
Find out more about the Robert Stigwood Fellowship Program here.
“The Stigwood Fellowship offers the exact nutrition growing musicians need. The industry support is current and precise – affording us a smooth transition into unknown territory – and the financial support has removed some of the financial pressures that can get in the way of our creative process. The ongoing support and interest in our work offered by our Stigwood mentors has been really valuable, assisting us with industry knowledge and advice, and providing us with connections to others in the field to ensure we are well informed and legally protected. Also, they’re just really nice people, too!”– Electric Fields, 2017 Artist Fellows
“The Fellowship was amazing for us. It helped us secure a top-shelf manager, and really negotiate our future in the industry.”– West Thebarton, 2016 Artist Fellows
“The Stigwood Fellowship really helped Joel and I to solidify our business plans for Sundial Productions and map out a strategy for Heaps Good Friends. Having Stu and Dan support and advise us was so valuable on so many levels; when we were expanding our team nationally and even with the nitty gritty stuff like contracts and finances. It’s of huge benefit to emerging South Australian music industry practitioners and we’re so grateful to have been participants!”– Sundial Productions (Managers of Heaps Good Friends), 2017 Industry Fellows