Indent is a NSW Government initiative coordinated by MusicNSW to fund all ages events throughout NSW. It provides opportunities for young musicians to express themselves and provide youth entertainment events in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

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Sound Summit is an annual conference focusing on independent artists and labels working in independent and innovative music. An integral component of the “This Is Not Art” (TINA) Festival, Sound Summit is 5 days of discussion panels, workshops and live performances held in Newcastle, NSW.

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MusicNSW workshops aim to share creative and business advice for developing artists, artist managers, and up-and-coming music industry insiders in NSW. Funding for this initiative has been provided by Arts NSW.

Be sure to keep up to date on MusicNSW’s workshops by signing up to our Newsletter HERE, following us on Twitter, and liking us on FACEBOOK.

Head here to download audio recordings of our past workshops in 2013.


What is auspicing?
There are a number of grant opportunities available to musicians through major arts funding bodies. If you are applying as a single applicant, you can apply directly to these funding bodies. However, if your grant application involves two or more applicants, there are a number of funding bodies that require group applications to be incorporated organisations and not for profit. As MusicNSW is both incorporated and not for profit, we offer our service as an auspicing body to enable group applicants to apply for the funds. Types of funding may include: grants, scholarships, or partnership programs.

What is involved with auspicing?
Once you have identified the grant(s) you are applying for, you need to complete the relevant funding boody’s grant application form. You should notify MusicNSW of your intention to ask us to auspice your grant application at least one week before the grant application closing date. MusicNSW will then submit the grant on your behalf, meaning that we’ll be the contracting party with the funding body.

If your grant application is successful, MusicNSW receives the funds directly from the funding body, and an agreement will exist between MusicNSW and the applicants for the delivery of the project. This agreement will outline the financial relationship, acknowledgement requirements and acquitting obligations. Basically, the funding you apply for will be administered by MusicNSW.

How much does auspicing cost?
MusicNSW charges a 10% auspicing fee on the total of the grant you are applying for, if you’re successful. It is a good idea to factor in this cost into your budget plans when applying for the funding.

How do I apply? 

Download the application form and fact sheet below. Email your completed application to If you have any further enquiries don’t hesitate to speak to our friendly staff on (02) 9281 1600.


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Every once and a while we have a few giveaways to award our community members, such as gig tickets, CD’s and DVDs and more. Keep an eye on the MusicNSW newsletter every month for our latest competitions, offers and giveaways.