Collarts is proud to announce its new partnership with UNIFIED Music Group's Red Hill Entertainment for 2022! In a post-COVID world, the new partnership will build long-term, tangible employment pathways into the music industry for the new generation of creative professionals.
Evolving from Collarts' three-year-long Exclusive Education Partnership with UNIFY Gathering, the new collaboration will expand the offering of real-world experiences for Collarts students across more than 60 roles at festivals like UNIFY Forever and Land of Plenty. They'll learn the ropes of artist liaison, production, accreditation, content creation, digital marketing or sponsorship, depending on their interests.
Student volunteers will also be eligible for a 12-week internship program with UNIFIED. With the chance to work across Artists Management, Recorded Music, Merchandise Services and Head Office departments, they will glean practical insight into the behind-the-scenes of music festivals.
A Collarts student volunteer working accreditation at UNIFY Gathering 2020.
Alongside hands-on work opportunities, UNIFIED will host a number of industry sessions for Collarts students during the year to share their expert knowledge on the music business, including an artist management themed workshop facilitated by the brains behind artists like Vance Joy, Client Liaison, Illy, Mo’Ju, Ocean Alley, Slowly Slowly and Tash Sultana.
Collarts Dean, Professor Tim Moss, said: “At Collarts, connecting students with industry leaders is a really important aspect of what we do, to ensure our students and graduates are up to date, experienced, and have the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen career.
L-R: Reahn Hayman (Red Hill Entertainment), Desiree Venuto (Lonely Lands Agency), and Emma McWilliam (UNIFIED Music Group).
“For that reason we are excited to partner with Red Hill Entertainment, providing our students with real-world experiences at top-tier festivals such as UNIFY and Land of Plenty, and also providing unique opportunities for students to get involved through volunteering and internships."
And with three Collarts students—Desiree Venuto (Lonely Lands Agency), Emma McWilliam (UNIFIED Music Group) and Reahn Hayman (Red Hill Entertainment)—already working within UNIFIED Music Group, the partnership spells a bright future for aspiring music industry workers.