Quick Response Grants Round 2 Now Open - MusicNSW

MusicNSW, through support received by Arts NSW, is pleased to announce the 2014 Quick Response Grant Program round two is now open to support artists and artist managers in developing export opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities in 2014.

Export growth has been identified as an area critical to the growth of the Australian contemporary music industry, and providing pathways for artists and artist managers to capitalise on the opportunities presented by a strong export market is the primary purpose of this funding program.

Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 per member of the touring party (artists and artist managers only) up to a limit of $5500. This funding is to support educational, networking and information sharing outcomes with a view to establishing a platform for artists to maximize career-defining opportunities presented domestically.

This program focuses on attendance at Australian conferences and trade fairs as a means to develop relationships in international markets prior to travelling overseas. 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 such as EMC, Face The Music and AWME.

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.

August 11th, 2014 Face The Music / Electronic Music Conference September 12th , 2014 Late October


*Note: This is not an exhaustive list of eligible activities. Refer to the Eligible Activities section below and talk to MusicNSW staff to discuss other opportunities you may wish to apply for.

The successful applicants will be advised in writing by Minister for the Arts, The Hon. Troy Grant MP and ArtsNSW, and will then receive follow up communication from MusicNSW. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by MusicNSW directly.

All applications will be evaluated against the stated selection criteria and will be assessed by an assessment panel containing MusicNSW Board members and Industry representatives. All decisions will be final.

To apply or for more information on the 2014 Quick Response Grant Program, head here.

This grant is made possible by the support of Arts NSW.