Right now, Western Sydney is an absolute hotbed of buzzworthy talent. From songwriters weaving transcendent tales, to instrumentalists and producers striving to reinvent their instruments, there’s something truly special about the music being made in this oft-misunderstood pocket of Australia.

Now, four of the area’s most innovative artists are being given the opportunity to kick-start their careers, thanks to a little something called the GRID Series. In an industry making it more difficult than ever to cut through, each artist is being given a deserved leg up, ensuring their voices don’t go unheard.

In just a few short years, GRID has put together an impeccable track record of finding and supporting worthy talent in Melbourne with mentorships, recording assistance and live showcases. Now, in its inaugural launch year for Sydney, a new round of artists – Atmavichara, Chris Neto, Clarissa Mei and Ilisavani – will gain the music (and marketing) push they need to point their careers in the right direction.

Want to get involved in GRID Series?

For those in Brisbane wanting to get a leg up in their music career, applications for GRID’s Brisbane series open March 18.

Supported by Belong, with additional support from program partners APRA/AMCOS and BEMAC (Brisbane Multicultural Arts Centre), mentors include Nick Lynagh from Mirror Music Group (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids), Sarah Chipman from Title Track (Manu Crooks, Didirri, Gretta Stanley) and Konstantin Kerting (The Belligerents, Mallrat).

Applications, along with terms, conditions, and key dates, can be found at the GRID Series website.