Funder: Destination NSW
Grant Background: In November 2020, the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) in partnership with Destination NSW (DNSW) presented an Australian-first live music initiative, Great Southern Nights.
Great Southern Nights saw a diverse range of artists perform over 1,000 gigs across New South Wales, and stimulated the live music, entertainment and hospitality sectors, and in turn the visitor economy, during the recovery phase of COVID-19.
The purpose of this Venue Call is to invite eligible venues to apply to host gigs in the Great Southern Nights program. Gigs staged as a part of Great Southern Nights will be held in venues of varying scale.