It continues to be a challenging time for the music industry with limited opportunities and the end of JobKeeper.
We're rounding up funding, EOIs and opportunities and grants, and will continue to update this page.
Support Act Crisis Relief is also available for eligible musicians, crew and music workers experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID crisis. Find out more about the new 'MusicKeeper' and 'CrewKeeper' cash grants, which are designed to help cushion the blow occasioned by the end of JobKeeper payments.
Profiles are short presentations (5-10 mins in length) by artists, companies and presenters, to share information about new and existing performance projects, and invite collaboration and potential partners. Online, in-person presentations are not mandatory.
Global Music Match is a world-first collaboration created by founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo and East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with export organisations and showcase events from around the world. Applications are now open for Australian artists to take part in the next edition. It’s a 16-week, artist driven program, designed to establish real life connections between export-ready artists. Artists’ work should be rooted in acoustic, folk, roots, traditional, or world music genres.
Award winning Illawarra based orchestra Steel City Strings is holding a composition competition in line with its "Celebration of Youth" concert series. On offer is the chance for a young composer to have their work performed by the members of Steel City Strings. The winner of the competition will be awarded AUD 1,000 and will have their works performed during the "Celebration of Youth" concert series. Competitors must be 25 years old or younger.
The Screenrights Cultural Fund makes a difference by supporting people with exciting and innovative new initiatives that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content in Australia and New Zealand.
The Fanfare Competition is open to young people aged 12-21 years, to compose a 30 second composition and submit a score and recording online. Win the opportunity for mentorships and to have your music recorded and performed.
The ABC has announced a fund to commission multiple new Australian works across the classical and jazz genres. The Fund is offering up to $6,000 for each commission, to cover the writing of a new work and musicians’ costs to make a recording. Also provided is an ABC studio as well as producers and engineers for the recording.
Support Act's Crisis Relief is available to eligible musicians, crew and music workers experiencing financial hardship due to the Covid crisis. Find out more about the 'MusicKeeper' and 'CrewKeeper' cash grants, which are designed to help cushion the blow occasioned by the end of JobKeeper payments.
Music Senses is a paid residency for 10 participants that seeks to connect music artists who are d/Deaf, hard of hearing (HoH) and hearing so they can collaborate, experiment and create music in new ways. Music Senses is a program of the Hack Sounds initiative developed in partnership between Accessible Arts and 107 Projects and supported by Create NSW.
Jazz is about communication, expression, and speaking freely through your instrument. Developed in partnership with Dr. Sandy Evans OAM in 2002, the Young Women’s Jazz Workshops have played a transformative role for countless musicians aged 12 and up around Australia. Expressions of Interest open now, there is a course fee payable if you are accepted.
The NTRA Quick Response Grant category supports creativity, innovation, participation, and access to arts and cultural activities which contribute to the sustainable cultural, social and economic capacity, and well being of individuals and community.
The Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) supports vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland by individuals, organisations or collectives.Round 3 opens 15 February 2021. The program is delivered through three streams- Arts Accelerate, Arts Activate and Arts Advantage.
The City of Hobart is keen to see its venues used for your ideas and creative projects. There are quick response grants of $1000 available to help cover fees and other costs of an event. $19,000 in total is available in this grant until 31 May 2021.
YoWo Music is a contemporary music program for young women and GNC teens in high school. The program, based in Melbourne, runs on a semesterly basis with weekly rehearsals, and culminates in a gig at a local music venue. YoWo provides participants with professional female musicians as mentors, who lead rehearsals and guide participants through learning and arranging covers, workshopping original songs and developing live performance skills.
These grants provide an opportunity for a young person or group of young people aged 16-25 who live, work, study or have a strong connection to Yarra, to apply for a grant of up to $3,000 to plan, drive and deliver a project or event by young people for young people within Yarra.
Apply by 30 April 2021 (or when the funding pool has been expended)
The City of Yarra offers discounted hire to not-for-profit community groups who operate in Yarra. If you are a community group and want to hold an event with significant benefit to Yarra's community, you can apply for this grant. 90% discount on Town Hall Hire.
The program provides one-off grants and three-year service agreements for not for profit (incorporated or auspiced) community groups and organisations, and individuals supported by an auspice organisation, with a focus on community development initiatives, capital works projects and events or activities.
The Regional Artist Fellowships of $50,000 support up to four outstanding, established regional WA artists and/or arts workers’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.
Quick Response Grants are intended to assist regional artists, arts organisations and communities to take up professional or skills development or small project opportunities that arise at short notice. Open to individuals, groups, incorporated not-for-profit organisations and Local Governments based in Regional WA
Through Drug Aware YCulture Regional individuals aged 12 - 26 can apply for up to $4,000 if living in regional WA or up to $6,000 if you live in remote WA, or above the 26th parallel, to support you in delivering your arts project.