Grid Series

Artist Development Program

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Applications are now open to be a part of GRID Outer South East Melbourne!

In our application form below, we are asking you a few questions to understand a bit more about you as an artist, what you hope to gain from your time in the program and to make sure that if you are successful with your application, that you can participate in all the activities to get the most out of this unique opportunity.



In order to be accepted into the program, you:

  • live (or have lived), work or study in Outer South East Melbourne, and/or have a personal connection to the region. The suburbs we call ‘Outer South East are the suburbs stretching from Oakleigh all the way through to the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. To check if you are eligible, you can find the full list of suburbs by clicking here

  • are over 17 years of age

  • write your own original music

  • are available on the key dates for the GRID Outer South East Melbourne Program


  • Wednesday September 11 - Meet and Greet (6:30 to 8:30)

  • Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15- Mentoring Weekend (10am to 5pm, both days)

  • September 24 to September 27 (you will spend one day in this timeframe with either Ecca Vandal or Allysha Joy, developing a new track)

  • September 18, 19, 25, 26 (you will spend one day in this time frame with either Ecca Vandal x Kid Not or Ariel Blum working on a new track

  • November 1 and 2 (On one of these two dates, you will have a live taping of your new track!)

  • November 29 ( Single launch gig)

Please have a read of our terms and conditions before applying. You can read them here

Application Form

Name *
We would love to hear one of your own songs! Don't worry it doesn't have to be polished. A voice memo or phone video is fine if you have never recorded before. Just do your best to send the best representation of you/your band as a song-writer