BIFEM Writers’ Workshop


In 2016, BIFEM once again commits to building an informed critical culture around new music in Australia. As part of the BIFEM Music Writers’ Workshop, five emerging critics will receive expert mentoring from RealTime and Partial Durations across the festival. Participants will be published daily as part of the RealTime-sponsored new music blog Partial Durations. Selected reviews will subsequently appear in RealTime. Last year’s highly successful program led to participants continuing to write for RealTime and leading Australian media outlets.

Participants receive a festival pass and accommodation in Bendigo. Participants are expected to be in Bendigo from 5:30pm on Friday 2 September until 6:30pm on Sunday 4 September.

To apply, please provide a one-paragraph bio and a sample of music writing to Matthew Lorenzon at by 5pm 1 August.


Virginia BAXTER
(Managing Editors, Realtime)


(Editor, Partial Durations)

The Music Reviewers Workshop is supported by the 35|50 club and in collaboration with RealTime arts and Partial Durations.