Isol-Aid launch Homegrown program to support upcoming artists from NZ and Oz

music news 13/07/2021

With the music industry in Oceania still doing it pretty tough after a year dealing with COVID-19, Isol-Aid and Vistaprint's 99designs have teamed up to offer creative and financial support to emerging bands and musicians across Australia and New Zealand.

Isol-Aid Homegrown is a new 16 week program where emerging local acts are invited to perform alongside established artists as part of Isol-Aid’s online festival.

25 acts will receive $2,000 worth of design work from professional artists to create promotional materials such as t-shirts, posters, and album art, while one act will also be selected by a panel of judges to receive a $10,000 grant to boost their career and creative growth, alongside a dedicated mentoring session from Australian rock band Killing Heidi's singer and solo artist, Ella Hooper.

Nominations are now open for people to put forward their favourite Aussie and Kiwi acts (or themselves) to be a part of Isol-Aid Homegrown - nominations can be made here.

Isol-Aid Festival will stream live on TikTok every two weeks, starting on Wednesday 14th July and each bill will feature at least one of the selected Homegrown acts.