Sydney Improvised Music Association

ACF Boost

Regional Touring Fund

We connect audiences Australia-wide with inspiring jazz experiences. Our fund helps artists hit-the-road running with operational and financial support for regional and remote touring, and digital streaming.

Days Left
0
Funded
102%
Donated
$5,120
Supporters
23

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.

Match our 35 year commitment to Australian jazz by GIVING TODAY

Our target is $5,000 and each dollar you donate is matched by Creative Partnerships Australia’s ACF Boost program to DOUBLE YOUR DONATION!

$25 becomes $50
$250 becomes $500
$2500 becomes $5000

Help us hit the road running, give now!

Artist

Sydney Improvised Music Association

Location

NSW

Categories

ACF Boost

Music

Live Projects

0

Projects Funded

1

Sydney Improvised Music Association (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.

Passion for music that is spontaneous, innovating and courageous with groove is what drives us. Our commissioning program has added a considerable number of major jazz works to the Australian jazz repertoire and many of Australia’s most celebrated improvisers have had their first presentations with SIMA.

Our consistently high-quality annual performance and regional touring programs employ 350 artists each year and engage with around 500 musicians annually. Our education and development programs for young artists, women and composers have established a solid and significant foundation for the growth of Australian jazz. Our stage has become an important place for artists to try new work, experiment and test ideas in front of open-minded audiences.

LO

Loretta Palmeiro

NSW
GM

Nexus Management Consulting

NSW
RF

Robin Freedman

NSW
PA

Paul Cutlan

NSW
CD

Catherine Deakin

NSW
SU

Suzanne Gunesekera

NSW
TO

Toby Hall

NSW
SM

Susan Meyer

NSW
CC

Charltons Pty Ltd

NSW
MI

Michelle Hanna

NSW
SC

Sue Cameron

NSW
IL

Ian Lloyd

NSW
IT

Irma TRNKA

NSW
PM

Paul Mason

NSW
LM

Lucinda Moon

VIC

Links

Artists Website
https://sima.org.au/

More Projects From

ACF Boost