The QUBE Effect


Are you an emerging artist or band? Want to take your music career to the next level? Brisbane City Council's The QUBE Effect 2022 program will provide 24 musical acts the opportunity to take part in a six-month music development program.

Being part of The QUBE Effect will provide you with opportunities to network with and be mentored by some of Brisbane's most influential music industry experts. You will develop your skills in publicity, copyright and live stage performance, as well as have your own live music video filmed for thousands of people to watch and vote for in the People's Choice Award.

There will be great prizes up for grabs, including performing at some of Brisbane City Council’s major entertainment events.

To be eligible at least 50% of your musical act aged between 12 and 25 years, and at least 50% of your act must live in the Brisbane Local Government area.

Applications close 5pm Monday 4 October 2021.

Need some help with your application? Did you know that as a young person in Brisbane you can access Visible Ink’s music production studio and support staff to navigate the music industry and collaborate with collective creatives? Visit the Visible Ink website to learn more.

Save the dates

The QUBE Effect program will run from January to June 2022.

  • Live performances - April 2022 (during Youth Week)
  • People's Choice Award voting - April to June 2022
  • Awards Night - late June 2022.

Please note exact dates are yet to confirmed.


Apply now

Apply for The QUBE Effect 2022 from Monday 16 August 2021 until 5pm on Monday 4 October 2021.

Terms and conditions

Know what you're signing up to. Find out if you are you eligible and learn about key dates to add to your diary.

The QUBE Effect 2021 winners

Want to see how you stack up? Check out last year's winners of The QUBE Effect.

More information

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Last updated: 2 September 2021