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Music Works Grants

See a full list of recipients in the latest Music Works - Major Funding Round.

The May 2016 round of the Music Works Quick Response Rounds has now closed.

The August 2016 round of Music Works Major Funding Rounds will be accepting applications using the online Creative Victoria Grants Portal from Wednesday 6 July until 5pm, Wednesday 3 August for projects beginning from 1 November 2016.

Information and dates for the next funding rounds will be provided via this website and the monthly Creative Victoria eNews.


Music Works Grants are designed to support opportunities for Victoria's contemporary music industry through three key areas.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the sector from artists, managers, labels and other industry technicians to support projects that will enhance the capacity of the sector and support new works and new markets.

Areas of Funding

1. Creating Content

Creating Content will support the creation and recording of new original musical works. It will also fund the creation of digital and limited audio visual content to support outcomes such as web content, social media and other marketing and promotional content where new intellectual property is created.

2. Building Capacity

Building Capacity is designed for industry stakeholders such as managers, artists, small organisations and industry technicians to offer career development, and to build industry capability.  Building Capacity will fund activities that assist professionals to acquire business acumen and industry skills through attendance at workshops,  master-classes, industry conferences and other professional development opportunities which have a direct input into furthering their business or artistic output. 

3. Connecting to Markets

Connecting to Markets is designed to increase the industry’s capacity to connect with new audiences and to take their business to the next level by exploring opportunities and strategies which would usually be outside their reach. Funded activities will include opportunities for artists and industry practitioners to increase their live audience, extend their market share and address barriers to the market.  

Connecting to Markets also invests in regional, national and international touring to help Victorian acts develop national and world-wide networks and audiences.

Funding Available

There are two types of funding rounds in the Music Works Grants program.

Quick Response Grants

Quick Response grants from $1,000 to $5,000 for individuals and $1,000 to $15,000 for groups and organisations are available to cover immediate opportunities in the Building Capacity and Connecting to Markets Areas of Funding.

For more information and to apply go to Music Works Grants Quick Response Grants.

Major Funding Rounds

There are two major funding rounds per year, offering funding from $2,500 up to $75,000, for projects in any of the three Areas of Funding.

For more information go to Music Works Grants Major Funding Rounds.

Please note: it takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results for the major rounds are available.

Music Works Grants

Quick Response Grants

For funding from $1,000 to $15,000.

Go to Quick Response Grants to apply.

Major Funding Rounds

For funding from $2,500 to $75,000.

Go to Major Funding Rounds for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Previous Music Works Grants recipients