QPAC are looking for the 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song-writing artists who want to be mentored by some of the best in the business.

If you have musical talent and are looking to learn from the best, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is looking for you.

They are calling for participants to be involved in the Clancestry Pathways Project,  if you are an aspiring musician it is the perfect opportunity to learn from the best and gain valuable recording and performing experience.

The Clancestry Pathways Project is a mentoring program that offers 12 early career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander song-writing artists and broadcasting interns hands on experience.

The chosen twelve will spend a week in Brisbane learning from senior industry professionals. The week will consist of workshops, discussions, media calls and recording sessions.

The Clancestry Pathways Projects thanks to a partnership between 98.9FM, QPAC, Bernard Fanning and his management team – Secret Service.

The 12 artists will work alongside Bernard Fanning, Troy Cassar-Daley and 98.9FM’s Tiga Bayles, who will be providing guidance and musical wisdom from their wealth of experience.

Then at the end of the week the artists will perform in a concert on the South Bank Cultural Forecourt as part of the Clancestry, A Celebration of Country festival.

If you think you have what it takes go to either http://www.qpac.com.au/clancestry/ or http://www.989fm.com.au/ for full terms and conditions and to download the application form.

Applications close 5pm on 24 January 2014. Make sure you apply well in advance as late applications will not be considered.

Clancestry is on from Tuesday 18 to Sunday 23 February 2014, at the Cultural Precinct in South Bank – on the Cultural Forecourt, in The Courier-Mail Piazza and around QPAC.

The 2014 festival will have several highlights including a weekend full of free performances, a family day, workshops and markets.