Projects - MusicNSW


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.


FEEDBACK is an annual music conference for young people who want to learn how to get gigs, release music, build a fan base, work with publicists, get airplay, find a manager and much more.
Held on June 12, FEEDBACK 2017 features a keynote address from Sydney’s very own beat masters Hermitude and panellists Lisa MitchellJohann Ponniah (I OH YOU), Monique Rothstein (Little May), Amelia Jenner (FBi Music Director), Melody Forghani (Vallis Alps) and more! More info + tickets here.

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The Women In Electronic Music Program is a series of events highlighting the talented and inspiring women in Australia’s electronic music scene. The program consists of a range of events including artist talks, industry roundtables, masterclasses and an annual artist showcase presented with FBi Radio.


The aim of the Women In Electronic Music masterclasses is to provide opportunities for women to learn technical and production skills for making electronic music. The masterclasses touch on software, hardware, recording techniques, sampling, live performance, DJing and how to use a variety of technologies to create electronic music. More info here.


MusicNSW andFBi Radio bring you a massive showcase of Women in Electronic Music on Saturday 17 June at Oxford Art Factory. Party late into the night with pioneering producers,beat-makers and DJs from Sydney and beyond, hosted by Sydney’s one and only FlexMami. This huge night will feature UNIIQU3 (USA), Ku?kaLinda MariglianoALTAOKENYO, Annie Bass, Mookhi, Andy GarveyMiss BlanksVarious Asses and SPORTS! More info + tickets here.

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MusicNSW is delighted to present SOUND ADVICE: a series of panels, talks and masterclasses featuring the best in the business.

SOUND ADVICE aims to give artists, managers, and emerging industry professionals a leg up into the industry through providing access to stellar guest speakers. Covering a range of topics, SOUND ADVICE will demystify the music industry, identify career pathways for artists, offer free advice from industry professionals, as well as survival tips for coping as a contemporary musician.

You can come along to one of our free industry panels, listen to your idols tell-all at an artist talk, or enrol to become a master in one of our masterclasses. The program will roll out over the year so stay tuned to our socials and enews for the lastest announcements.

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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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