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Calling all musicians: share your experience in the Making Music Work survey

Are you a musician working a regular job while pursuing your career in music?

Do you work in performance or teaching? In the health sector or retail? Do you self-manage, self-produce or even self-promote your music?

Making Music Work is inviting musicians from all around Australia to share their experiences in an online survey.

Making Music Work: Sustainable Portfolio Careers for Australian Musicians is one of the largest national surveys looking into the working lives of Australian portfolio musicians.

“This marks a significant opportunity for the sector to gain a much more detailed and nuanced understanding of the ways in which Australian musicians are currently developing and sustaining their careers,” said project leader Associate Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet.

Making Music Work will aim to understand the conditions and strategies needed for Australian musicians to uphold dynamic careers in a constantly changing and diversified musical sector.

The survey will help create a comprehensive image of the working lives, career trajectories, and economic conditions of portfolio musicians in Australia.

Additionally, the survey also examines emerging areas of concern such as musicians’ mental and physical health, work life balance, commitment to continuing their careers, and education and training.

“We hope we can get as many musicians responding to the survey as possible to ensure we have an accurate and representative story.”

The project has received financial support of an ARC Linkage Grant and is being led by the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University.

Follow the link for more information and to complete the survey:

Participants will also go into the draw to win an iPad.

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