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

    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.


    Major Funding Rounds

    The Music Works Major Funding Round program invests in the development and support of Victoria's contemporary music artists and music industries.  It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital.  The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to the delivery of contemporary music that will build on Victoria's position as a world famous live music capital and Australia's contemporary music hub.

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

    Quick Response Grants

    Quick Response grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in Regional Activity, Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Market areas of funding.

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

    Good Music Neighbours

    The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a grounds up approach to support the venues and industry that add so much to our cultural conversation and provide meaningful support to our iconic live music sector.

    For more information and to apply go to Music Works Good Music Neighbours - Acoustic Assessment Grants (open 25 September 2017) or Music Works Good Music Neighbours

    Rockin' the Laneways

    Rockin' the Laneways is an initiative of the Music Works package, designed to transform Victoria's contemporary music sector and boost opportunity and employment. These grants will support projects that highlight Victoria's celebrated popular music history, attract cultural tourism and encourage fans  to discover more about Victoria's rich music history.

    For more information and to apply go to Music Works Rockin' the Laneways.

    Music Passport

    Music Passport will present a suite of initiatives and opportunities that will support Victoria's music industry to establish global links, learn from the best in the world and break into new international markets.

    The multifaceted program will be delivered by the Victorian Governement in partnership with the Australian Independent Record Labels Association, the Association of Artist Mnaagers, Sounds Australia and the Face the Music conference which is part of Melbourne Music Week.

    Music Passport includes the following opportunities:

    • An international fellowship program for music managers and record labels, providing invaluable experience for industry leaders to get on the ground international experience and make vital global business connections.
    • International showcase activities and inbound trade-mission style visits which will bring international music leaders to Victoria to meet with local music representatives and explore Victoria's music scene.
    • Boosting export opportunities for Victorian artists through support for music export body Sounds Australia.
    • Support for new international market development opportunities generated by the industry - for further information go to Music Passport Grants