MusicNSW Quick Response Grants: Round 3 Now Open! - MusicNSW

MusicNSW, through support received by Arts NSW, is pleased to announce Round 3 of the 2012 Quick Response Grant program to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2012/2013.

MusicNSW is proud to announce that we have recently funded $23,000 in quick response grants to bands and their managers. Recipients attended the recent BigSound conference in Brisbane, and were able to showcase, network and create export opportunities with the funding assistance.

Recipients included, Winter People, The Preatures, Caitlin Park, Shady Lane, Fishing, Oliver Tank, Straight Arrows, Flume, Aston Shuffle and managers Andre Calman (Jack Ladder), Anthony Zaccaria (Loon Lake) and Neal Hunt (Sticky Fingers).

This program focuses on attendance at Australian conferences and trade fairs as a means to develop relationships in international markets prior to travelling overseas, and to assist in the development of business skills required at international trade events within the familiar environment of a national conference. It is also available to support career-defining opportunities that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to artists, which may consist of major support opportunities or other key showcase events.

Submissions can only be made by Artists (and/ or their managers) based in NSW (i.e. must have a registered business name and/or mailing address in NSW). All applicants must be Australian citizens or have permanent residence status in Australia.

Applications are open now, and are due on midnight October 16th (with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2012).

For application and submission details keep reading.

All applications will be evaluated against the stated selection criteria and will be assessed by a panel containing MusicNSW Directors and Industry representatives. All decisions will be final.

This grant is made possible by the support of ArtsNSW.

 Selection Criteria & Submission Information

Applications will be assessed based on the following criteria (where relevant):

• Quality music/recordings

• Radio airplay

• Press exposure

• Quality of marketing strategy

• Evidence of a well developed plan/strategy with clear objectives for the international marketplace that are achievable and demonstrate clearly a significant return on investment.

• Career history and developments/achievements locally

Artists (and/or their managers) will also be required to submit budget estimates for the project. Please do not submit if you cannot financially commit to take up this opportunity if your application is successful.

Please note that there is a strong focus on your objectives in taking part in the relevant opportunity, and achievable outcomes. As such, extra focus will be placed on the achievability of these objectives and the likelihood of success presented by the unique opportunities identified by the applicant.

MusicNSW especially encourages independent artists and artist managers to apply.

Artists and their managers should include specific information and highlight their objectives for export markets, and advise on any developments to date in these markets.

Applicants can submit for this funding by direct application to MusicNSW ONLY. Send all Applications to, clearly marked as Quick Response Funding


Artists must provide details of ALL of the following in their submission:

• Full contact details – including all artist/management/label contact information,

website address and fan site details (e.g. Myspace page etc).

• Management profile – bio or CV.

• Biography, including photo, band history, and touring/performance history

• Press kit, including all industry/street press, and details on radio airplay

• Artistic and Business statement; addressing the stated selection criteria.

Additionally, artist managers must provide details of ALL the following in their


• Full contact details.

• Full profile – bio or CV.

• Business statement addressing the stated selection criteria (to support Artistic



Please note that if successful, you will be required to complete a report on the objectives and development opportunities put forward in your application, as well as a budget detailing your total final expenditure for the funded project, against your original budget. If you do not complete this report you will be ineligible for future funding and auspiced opportunities through MusicNSW.

Applications are open now, and are due on midnight October 16th (with all projects to be completed by December 31, 2012).

Decisions will be advised four weeks from closing date.

For further information contact:

Kirsty Brown

MusicNSW Executive Officer

(02) 9281 1600