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"Launchpad is an amazing program that challenges you to think in new ways. Composers are never finished learning, and through this program I’ve been able to experience that - constantly learning new ways to approach my creative practice." Andrew Udal, 2020
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Through the remarkable support of Tim Fairfax Family Foundation and Arts Queensland, Topology is proud to offer mentorship to emerging composers in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Launchpad is a scholarship program offering one-on-one creative mentorship and professional development to up to 4 emerging composers and/or songwriters each year. Successful applicants receive 12 months of mentorship, the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with Topology, plus the chance to have their music featured in a live performance with Topology.


Composers and songwriters who:

  • are 16 years old and above
  • are residents of Queensland or the Northern Territory, Australia
  • can demonstrate experience in composition and/or songwriting
  • exhibit potential for artistic excellence
  • possess a strong desire to launch a career in music within the next 5 years

Applications for 2023/24 will open soon.

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Find out more

Interested in taking part but still have questions? Check out our Launchpad FAQ page, here you’ll find more information on eligibility, how to apply and who is involved in the program:

Launchpad FAQ’S


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Since 2016, Topology has been supporting a number of creatives through our Launchpad program. Our alumni come from a range of diverse backgrounds and have unique talents. Visit some of their profiles below.

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  • Daniel Scott
  • Phoebe Wear


  • Ray Lin
  • Momo Hamada
  • Max Higgins
  • Jesse Moulds



  • Zachariah Anderson
  • Josh Crawford
  • Robert Hislop
  • Shiralee Plowman
  • Craig Rabnott


  • Jesse Jones
  • Emily Lane
  • Abigail Lui
  • Ziyra Marchant
  • Kairyo Searle
  • Jane Wei