2022 Road to BIGSOUND
Studio 188 Bursary Program


Applications close Wednesday 20 July


Online via the Apply Now button



Thank you for your interest in our Road to BIGSOUND program. Applications have now closed.

Applicants will be advised of their outcome by COB Monday 1 August.



(our Studio 188 Bursary Program)

is BACK for 2022!

In our commitment to continuing to foster the growth of the Ipswich Music Community, Studio 188 is excited to announce its new ROAD TO BIGSOUND program in which three (3) emerging Ipswich-based Musicians and/or Music Industry Professionals will be selected to attend the BIGSOUND Music Conference and Festival on 6 – 9 September 2022 in Brisbane.

Applications will be judged by industry professionals, including:

– Tyler McLoughlan (The Sound Pound)

– Brodie Popple (Oztix, past work with GRAIN, New World Artists)

– Hannah Morrison (Amplifire)


Studio 188 is committed to providing performance, skill development and networking opportunities to local music practitioners. The ROAD TO BIGSOUND program is an opportunity to rub shoulders with like-minded music folk, industry professionals and further your musical career.


The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest music industry gathering BIGSOUND is back in Brisbane 6 – 9 September with four fun-filled days of music discovery, connection and a timely conference program focusing on building a new future for the music industry. By day, attend the BIGSOUND Conference and soak in all of the current industry insights, knowledge and opinions of top-tier industry professionals. By night, check out the BIGSOUND Festival as 150 artists showcase their talent in venues across its spiritual home in the Fortitude Valley.

Prize Details

BIGSOUND Conference Pass – full access pass: conference + festival. Access all areas (18+ only) valued at $440.00. (3 passes in total will be given away)

Recipients are required to source and pay for their own transport, accommodation and meals at BIGSOUND.

Attend a Pre-BIGSOUND workshop at Studio 188 to outline key goals and objectives (6.30 – 8.30 pm Monday 8 August 2022).

Applicants must be over the age of 18 in order to attend BIGSOUND.

Applicants must be living in the Ipswich Local Government Area in order to be eligible – not sure whether that’s you? Click here for an interactive map https://bit.ly/2Prsu5T

Already purchased a BIGSOUND pass? You can still apply! In the case that you purchase your BIGSOUND pass, but your application for Road to BIGSOUND is successful, you can apply for a refund of your monies through BIGSOUND (please note a 10% admin charge will be deducted from the refund amount). In this particular instance, you must notify organisers at BIGSOUND in writing no later than Friday 12 August 2022 that you require a refund.


Any questions, please contact Studio 188 Programming Officer Kaysei Galea at [email protected].