Arts
Arts & Creative

Live Music Australia

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The Live Music Australia program will provide support to the live music sector, with a focus on small to medium venues that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. It aims to revive business ventures in local suburbs, towns and regions across the country, building capacity for a sustainable live music scene with strong community roots, in all parts of Australia. The first year of funding is aimed at preparing live music venues to become operational following the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry.

The program will:

  • support the development, growth and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by increasing performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists
  • support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by building professional capacity within venues
  • support partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.

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Arts
Arts & Creative

2020 Resilience Fund: Survive

Funder:  Australia Council for the Arts

Grant Background: Survive grants are available to individuals, groups and organisations to offset or recoup money lost due to cancelled activity. These grants provide stop-gap funding until relief offered by other funding agencies, government departments and support services can be accessed.

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Arts & Creative

Contemporary Music Touring Programme

Funder:  Australia Council

Grant Background: The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring by Australian musicians performing original modern music. It provides travel costs for artists and their managers for tours in Australia that include shows in regional and remote areas.

Tours may consist of a range of different Australian contemporary music styles. They must include performances in at least three venues outside of the performer’s hometown and also at least one performance in a non-metropolitan area.

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Community

Tomorrow Fund

Funder:  AMP Foundation

Grant Background: AMP’s Tomorrow Fund is giving amazing Australians doing great things the chance to share $1 million in grants. It’s open to individuals of all ages, walks of life, interests and abilities who have put a lot of time and effort into reaching a goal that will positively impact the community, but need help to take it to the next level.

AMP is looking for Tomorrow Makers – individuals who can make a difference in the community, either by creating something special or inspiring others.

Grants ranging from $5,000 to $100,000 will be awarded later in 2019 for a range of activities, including training, travel, equipment and research.

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Arts & Creative

Music Now Contemporary Live Music Fund

Funder:  Create NSW

Grant Background: The Music Now Contemporary Live Music Funding program will invest in a program of activities, events or performances that support NSW musicians to present new work and increase participation in live music events across NSW.

The Fund objectives are to:
• Encourage NSW venues to program more live music events
• Increase audience participation in live music events
• Support the presentation of original musical work by NSW musicians
• Increase paid employment opportunities for artists; and
• Increase the sustainability of the contemporary music sector

Examples of funding opportunities could include, but are not limited to:
• a series of public presentation opportunities for independent musicians.
• a series of outdoor live music events or a festival.
• a program of club nights for emerging hip hop/experimental/electronic musicians.

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