SIMA is the leading organisation for jazz and improvised music in NSW and nationally. A crucial anchor for the sector, SIMA has been built on a reputation of artistic excellence for more than 35 years.
Our annual performance program employs 350 artists each year and engages with around 500 musicians annually while our education and development programs for young artists, women and composers have established a solid foundation for the growth of the sector.
An important nexus for audiences and artists since 1984, SIMA has maintained a long-term commitment to providing access to high-quality music to audiences Australia-wide via its Regional Touring Fund.
Offering practical financial, promotional and operational support to touring artists, we provide:
– project advice and access to networks for tour planning
– contributions to travel and accommodation
– professional marketing and publicity services
– digital streaming support
By establishing and maintaining viable touring circuits nation-wide, we develop regional audiences for Jazz through regular presentations.
Our comprehensive industry networks strengthen artistic opportunities through partnerships with local media, institution and venues.
Additional opportunities are offered through students workshops and masterclasses during tours.
For self-producing artists, Australian touring is prohibitively expensive and requires increased logistical support that is not normally available to them.
We offer practical and professional tour support and strategic industry networking to develop new audiences for Australian jazz.
In 20/21 three ensembles will deliver 20 regional performances.
Your donation will assist SIMA ensure regional audiences and artists can access high-quality jazz, workshops and talks.
By supporting this project, you will provide positive and inspiring cultural experiences and increased tourism to regional towns and cities, including bush-fire, drought and flood affected communities.
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Our target is $5,000 and each dollar you donate is matched by Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!
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