Funding

OPPORTUNITIES OPEN NOW:

+MusicNSW’s Opportunity Development Grants

+MusicNSW’s Regional Touring Grants

+MusicNSW’s All Ages Access (AAA) Grants

+Other funding opportunities

+Competitions, awards and prizes


MusicNSW 2017 Opportunity Development Grants Program – Round 2 open now!

Performing at an industry showcase this year such as Electronic Music Conference? Been asked to be a support band on a big Australian tour? We’re here to help! Apply for our Opportunity Development Grant and we could be covering costs for your flights, accommodation and more! 

MusicNSW is pleased to announce that Round 2 for our Opportunity Development Grants is now open. This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2017, such as Electronic Music Conference, Face The Music, Australian Songwriters Conference and more. 

Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 per member of the touring party, with a total limit of $5,500 per group.

The MusicNSW Opportunity Development Grants Program is funded by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

Applications for Round 2 open now!

APPLY NOW THROUGH SMARTYGRANTS

OPENING DATE Possible activities* CLOSING DATE ANNOUNCEMENT
ROUND 1
June 26, 2017
BIGSOUND, tour support slots etc. August 4, 2017 Late August 2017
ROUND 2
August 14, 2017
Electronic Music Conference, tour supports etc. October 6, 2017 Late October 2017

PLEASE NOTE: THESE EVENTS ARE JUST SUGGESTIONS – YOU CAN APPLY FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES. PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES CAREFULLY TO FIND OUT WHICH TYPE OF PROJECTS YOU CAN APPLY FOR FUNDING FOR. 

Before applying, you must read through the 2017 Opportunity Development Grant Guidelines below to ensure you are eligible. 

DOWNLOAD: Opportunity Development Grant Guidelines – Round 2
APPLY: Opportunity Development Grant 2017 Application Form


MUSICNSW’S REGIONAL TOURING GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION!

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MusicNSW and Create NSW are pleased to announce a new pilot initiative for touring in regional NSW. Supporting live music in venues across regional NSW, the grant provides funds towards performances fees for touring artists and musicians.

Designed to encourage artists, managers, promoters and agents to support live music in regional NSW, the Regional Touring Grant will provide funding of up to $15,000 per application to cover artist fees, travel costs, marketing and publicity, and production costs to extend a tour to two or more regional locations, or for a new tour of three or more regional locations in NSW between 2 October 2017 and 2 March 2018.

Regional Touring Grant Information

Download: Regional Touring Grant Guidelines
Apply: Regional Touring Grant Application

Applications open Monday 10 July 2017
Applications close 5pm Friday 1 September 2017
Announcement of Successful Applicants Late September 2017
For events between 2 October 2017 – 2 March 2018


ALL AGES ACCESS (AAA) GRANTS 2ND ROUND NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION!

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Want to put on an all ages music event in Inner Sydney? Need some help? Then apply for a MusicNSW AAA Grant!

MusicNSW and the City of Sydney are thrilled to announce the second-round of the AAA Grants program for all ages events in inner Sydney is now open for application.

All ages shows are incredibly important to MusicNSW and City of Sydney as they allow young people the chance to explore their passion for live music in safe spaces, as well as being a valuable investment in future live music audiences. Designed to encourage venues, booking agents, musicians and artist managers to present more all ages shows, the All Ages Access Grants (AAA Grants) will provide funding of up to $15,000 per application to cover artist fees, production and promotion costs for events in inner Sydney between 23 October 2017 and 30 April 2018.

Applications are now open and close at 5pm Friday 29 September 2017.

AAA Grant Information

Download: AAA Grant Guidelines
Download: AAA Grant Application Form
Submit Applications: laura@musicnsw.com

Applications open Monday 3 July 2017

Applications close 5pm Friday 29 September 2017

Announcement of Successful Applicants 9 October 2017

For events between 23 October 2017 –  30 April 2018


For further information contact info@musicnsw.com or give us a call on (02) 9953 5279.

MusicNSW offers several funding programs which are currently in development and will be opening soon.

Become a MusicNSW Member to be kept up to date with new grants and get access to our special member offers.


MORE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 

Open Now

Create NSW: Regional Cultural Fund
The Regional Cultural Fund has been established by the NSW Government to ensure regional NSW receives its fair share of arts and cultural infrastructure and the associated recreational and educational benefits. Expressions of interest close September 4.

Arts On Tour: Community Presenter Touring Grant
The purpose of the Community Presenter Touring Grant is to extend the reach of professional productions to smaller towns and remote communities in NSW that do not have a professional performing arts venue, by providing funds towards the performance fee of touring productions. Applications for Round 2 open August 28 and close September 25.

Ongoing

Regional Arts NSW: Quick Response Grants (QUICKS)
Made available under the Regional Arts Fund allocation for NSW, Quick Response Grants offer funding of up to $1,500 for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.

Create NSW: Artist Support Quick Response Grants
Artist Support Quick Response funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.

Create NSW: Aboriginal Quick Response Grants
Aboriginal Quick Response supports professional and market development opportunities for NSW Aboriginal artists and arts workers.

PPCA: Performers’ Trust Foundation
Established in 1975, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants of up to $3,000 for an individual or $5,000 for a group or organisation to promote and encourage music and the music-related performing arts. The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e. one-off grants rather than a periodical payment) and are determined by the four trustees of the trust.

City of Sydney: Quick Response Grants
City of Sydney’s quick response program supports individuals and projects that contribute to increased engagement of individuals and teams in sporting, academic, cultural and environmental fields, improved relative equality, resilience and adaptive capacity of the city’s diverse communities, and enhanced positive social, cultural and sustainability outcomes for local communities related to the support for City strategic priorities.

City of Sydney: Venue support grants and sponsorships
A number of venues are owned by the City which are available for hire. The venue support grants and sponsorship program provides assistance to community groups and organisations accessing the City’s landmark and community venues for events, concerts, fundraisers, conferences, meetings and community gatherings. The grant is intended for cultural, environmental and community groups and organisations that demonstrate financial hardship.


COMPETITIONS, AWARDS AND PRIZES

APRA AMCOS, AHA NSW & Live Music Office: Rockin’ the Puburbs
APRA AMCOS, in partnership with AHA NSW and the Live Music Office, are inviting NSW-based original live acts to enter for the opportunity to win a headline tour of leading NSW pubs, a dedicated tour publicist, and mentorship from APRA AMCOS Ambassador Mark Lizotte (Diesel) and the team from the Live Music Office. Entries close August 25.

ACMF: National Songwriting Competition
ACMF’s annual National Songwriting Competition is a nationwide initiative designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through songwriting. Every year, every student from every school across Australia is invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song for a chance to win prize-money that can be allocated towards musical equipment and tuition. Applications close October 20.

Australia Council’s: 2017 Australia Council Awards
These prestigious national awards recognise outstanding and sustained contributions by Australian artists in music, literature, community arts and cultural development (CACD), emerging and experimental arts, visual arts, theatre, and dance. They are awarded by the Board of the Australia Council, informed by key industry advisors. The Australia Council will announce the Awards to eight distinguished Australian artists in March 2018. The Australia Council is now calling for nominations for the 2018 awards. The closing date is October 3.