Arts & Creative, Tourism & Events

Great Southern Nights – Venue EOI

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.

$ Available:  Up to $2 500.00 for one gig.

Eligibility:  Your venue must:

  • be a registered business (sole traders are acceptable), must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) or an Australian Company Number (ACN) and must be registered for GST;
  • be prepared to enter into a contract with ARIA which sets out various conditions related to Great Southern Nights;
  • stage the performance at your venue on an agreed date between 18th March to 10th April 2022
  • have the administrative and technical capabilities and capacity to host live music performances;
  • be registered as a COVID Safe business;
  • comply with all liquor licensing laws and Public Health Orders;
  • hold current public liability and workers compensation insurance;
  • hold valid public performance licences (e.g. a licence from OneMusic Australia) for the performance of music within the venue;
  • be able to capture and retain the postcodes of all ticket purchasers or people who have registered to attend the gig. This information will need to be shared with ARIA and DNSW for reporting purposes; and
  • ensure that music is the main focus of the entertainment at your venue on the selected night. The venue must provide two hours minimum of live music on the specific night in order to be included as a part of Great Southern Nights.

Key Dates: EOIs close on 8 October 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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