Internationalising and entrepreneurialising the contemporary music curriculum for higher education (18AIC grants 2016)

3 November 2016

Sector: Education
Country location: India, Australia
Grantee: Queensland University of Technology

A collaboration  between QUT and the KM Conservatory, Chennai (Credit: Kristina Kelman)
A collaboration between QUT and the KM Conservatory, Chennai (Credit: Kristina Kelman)

Project Description

This project centres on an Indian version of Indie 100, an intensive music recording program that produces 100 new songs in 100 hours. It focuses local, national, and international attention on the music of emerging artists to generate data about emerging online music markets and feed into entrepreneurial pedagogies.

This project aims to establish ongoing links between KM and QUT Music to embed the project in the curricula of both institutions and facilitate ongoing exchanges with New Colombo Plan students. Students have the opportunity to work in event management, marketing and promotion, administration, recording, performance and production.

This project also partners with Earthsync XChange and BIGSOUND. It enables QUT staff and students to travel to Chennai and participate in XChange and for KM staff and students and Earthsync representatives to participate in BIGSOUND.

Key dates

  • Train the Trainer and the Indie 100 at IndiEarth XChange, Chennai, 21 November 2016 to 05┬áDecember 2016
  • Distributing and promoting the recordings, Brisbane and Chennai, 05 December 2016 to 31┬áMarch 2017
  • Participation in BIGSOUND and QUT's song hub, Brisbane, 11 September 2017 to 18┬áSeptember 2017
  • Evaluation of the project will be conducted in September 2017, Brisbane, 11 September 2017 to 18 September 2017

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Australia-India Council grant offer: $45,178.00

Total project value: $98,742.00

Last Updated: 3 November 2016