MusicNSW’s all ages initiative Indent has officially opened applications for their 2013 Indent Partnership Grants! Two grant categories are available, the Grass Roots Grant and the Event Development Grant, and are for youth music events occurring in 2013. The grants program, funded by Arts NSW, has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol free live music events across NSW. The Partnership Grants program also assists young event promoters and emerging artists by offering support, advice, workshops and the resources required to create sustainable and accessible culture of live music in their local areas.

The Grass Roots Grants are specifically aimed at entry-level events like band comps, open-mic and local band nights and are set at $2,500. The Event Development Grants are available to those who have successfully acquitted a Grass Roots Grant in 2012 and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Event Development grants are set at $5,000.

Indent Partnership Grant applications and guidelines are available from HEREApplications will close on Friday November 9, 2012 and only those postmarked on or before that day will be accepted.

MusicNSW is the peak state body representing the contemporary music sector. Indent works closely with young people in a skills development capacity through funding, support, advice, workshop and resources for all-ages entertainment. The Partnership Grants program is a part of Indent – a MusicNSW project funded by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

For more information on the grants, or to discuss your idea please contact the Indent Project Coordinator Greg Clennar at grants@indent.net.au or 02 9281 1600.

Successful Grant Recipients will be announced in January 2013.