ARIA has announced Brisbane indie pop group Cub Sport are the recipients of the inaugural ARIA Emerging Artist Scholarship, presented by Virgin Australia.
The scholarship sees Cub Sport receiving travel support for the domestic and international legs of their 2018 world tour, courtesy of Virgin Australia.
The scholarship is open to any Australian artist (represented by a current ARIA member) that appeared in the ARIA Top 100 Album or Singles Chart in 2017 and had not been previously nominated for an ARIA Award.
ARIA CEO Dan Rosen said “On behalf of all at ARIA we are thrilled to present Cub Sport with the inaugural ARIA Emerging Artist Scholarship Presented by Virgin Australia. I would like to thank Virgin Australia for their support and contribution which will assist in developing the band’s career and help them take their music to the world.”
Cub Sport member Sam Netterfield said, “We would like to thank ARIA and Virgin Australia for this opportunity. The costs associated with touring both domestically and internationally are significant and can be the limiting factor in many independent bands’ careers. This travel support will play a direct and pivotal role in allowing us to continue pursuing our global vision by returning to international markets to play shows, connect with fans as well as expanding our creative and professional network.”