July 9th, 2021

Vans – Musicians Wanted


Vans, the original action sports brand and global icon for creative self-expression, open submissions for its praised 2021 Vans Musicians Wanted competition. Launched worldwide for first time in 2020 as a digital contest, Vans Musicians Wanted is the brand’s global music program, providing a stage for up and coming musicians just starting out. The contest series celebrates fresh, new and “Off The Wall” talent from all genres.

For 2021, participating regions will provide undiscovered artists the opportunity to gain international exposure and a chance to share the stage with the tongue-in-chic, genre-bending British rocker, YUNGBLUD. Additional prizes include Vans product, Kramer gear, a premium TuneCore prize pack including global music distribution, Spotify playlisting and more!

A diverse cast of judges will be joining the brand as part of the selection process including multi-talented rapper, writer and comic book artist, Denzel Curry who is featured in the brand’s latest brand campaign, Grammy nominated pop singer and songwriter, Julia Michaels, creative visionary and founder of 88rising, Sean Miyashiro and US and UK Billboard charting artist, YUNGBLUD. The top five finalists from each region will be chosen to perform at the Vans Musicians Wanted virtual concert series, to be held this September. Additionally, regional grand prize winners will be selected to receive Vans product, Kramer gear, global music distribution, Spotify and Apple Music playlisting and the opportunity to share the stage with YUNGBLUD in front of live audiences as the opening act in 2022.

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July 8th, 2021

What is the Arts Lead Sheet? It is a resource for finding grants, jobs, opportunities in the arts. It started as an ad-hoc e-mail list a few years. We are now bringing it back as a feature on FEMMUSIC. It is not restricted to music but encompasses all of the arts. Miss something? Look at the archives at: 



Hidden Turtle Residency – Akumal, Mexico – August 1, 2021


Betty Bowen Award – August 1, 2021


Franconia Sculpture Park Residencies – Shafer, MN – August 1, 2021


Lab Artists Program –  Chicago, IL – August 8, 2021


Fountainhead Residency – Miami, FL – August 13, 2021


Ruby Artist Grants – Baltimore, MD – August 15, 2021


Bemis Center Artist Residency – Omaha, NE – August 16, 2021



Executive Producer – iHeartMedia – Denver, CO


Manager, Marketing Music – Various, Europe


Audience Engagement Manager – NY, NY


Arts Council England Programme Lead – Julie’s Bicycle – July 15, 2021



VANS Musicians Wanted – Deadline July 23, 2021


Isol-Aid Homegrown


Listen Up Music – Job Seeker Anthem Contest – Australia – September 5, 2021


she.grows Spain – She said.so & YouTube Music Mentoring Program – July 20, 2021


Now or Never Theatre Looking for Inventive Musician – Boulder, CO



Music Policy Forum – Reopening Live Music – July 9, 2021 – 2pm EST


Independent Venue Week – July 12-18, 2021


#WomxnCrushMusic – Music Publishing & Royalties 101 – July 13, 2021 – 6pm EST


MONDO: On the Road Again – July 14, 2021 – 5pm EST


Music Biz 2022 – Nashville, TN – May 9-12, 2022


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July 3rd, 2018
Vans Warped Tour – Denver, CO – July 1, 2018
Photos by Veronica Lee

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