We’re joining Create NSW for a series of free funding workshops around the state in Feb! - MusicNSW
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Have you got a great idea for one or a series of gigs? Want to program more live music in your bar? Got plans for a music festival? Create NSW are calling on all musicians, venues, promoters and anyone else thinking of putting on live music events in NSW to apply for up to $40,000 in funding from Create NSW's new Music Now grants program.

Create NSW and MusicNSW have joined forces to walk you through the program in a series of grant writing workshops. Held across NSW, these workshops will help first-time grant writers understand the requirements of government grants, with a focus on the Music Now funding application. From balancing budgets to sourcing support letters, we’ll help you each step of the way to make sure you’re in with the best chance you can get!

Funding workshops

February 11: Wollongong


11 February 2019, 6-7:30PM


The Music Lounge, Crown St & Kembla St, Wollongong NSW 2500

February 12: Parramatta


12 February 2019, 6-7:30PM


Information & Cultural Exchange Boardroom, 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta NSW 2150

February 13: Redfern


13 February 2019, 6-7:30PM


107 Projects Rooftop, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern NSW 2016

February 14: Newcastle


14 February 2019, 6-7:30PM


The Lock-Up Yard, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW 2300

February 15: Katoomba


15 February 2019, 2-4PM


Blue Mountains City Council Seminar Room, 2-6 Civic Place, Katoomba NSW 2780

Create NSW's Music Now Grant

The NSW Government through Create NSW and the Office of Responsible Gambling is committing $1million to support the presentation of contemporary live music in NSW. The Music Now Contemporary Live Music Funding program will invest in a program of activities, events or performances that support NSW musicians to present new work and increase participation in live music events across the state. Applicants can request up to $40,000.
Find out more about the Music Now grant here.


What can I bring into the event?

A pen and paper/laptop

We will have printed copies of the SmartyGrants application form for you to refer to on the day. If you would like to familiarise yourself with the online form, please visit: https://artsnsw.smartygrants.com.au/.

It is recommended that attendees read through the Music Now Guidelines carefully before attending.

Who can I contact with any questions about the event?

Lachlan Herd | 02 8289 6437 or email lachlan.herd@create.nsw.gov.au


Create NSW's Funding and Development team | 02 8289 6520 or email arts.funding@create.nsw.gov.au