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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.

$ Available:  Up to $40,000 is available for a one-off, series or an annual program of live music events held in NSW.

Eligibility:  Who can apply:

  • Venues (including pubs and clubs), promoters, or a collective of musicians.
  • Organisations already in receipt of program funding from Create NSW are eligible to apply, however, the project must sit outside their core activities.
  • For-profit organisations are eligible to apply if the activity takes place on a break-even basis.

Key Dates: closes 14 March 2019


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application. Good luck, Melanie

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