The next round of Music Works Quick Response Grants will be accepting applications using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal from Monday 29 August until Thursday 15 September at 5pm sharp for projects beginning from 6 October 2016
The Music Works Major Funding Round is now closed. The next round will be accepting applications early 2017.
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.
Major Funding Rounds
There are two major funding rounds per year, offering funding from $2,500 up to $75,000.
The Major Funding Round August 2016 is now closed. The next round will be accepting applications early 2017.
Please note: it takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results for the major rounds are available.
For more information go to Music Works Grants Major Funding Rounds.
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.
The next round of Music Works Quick Response Grants will be accepting applications using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal from Monday 29 August until Thursday 15 September at 5pm sharp for projects beginning from 6 October 2016.
For more information and to apply go to Music Works Grants Quick Response Grants.
Good Music Neighbours
The Good Music Neighbours grants helps venues be proactive about sound management and offer up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding.
Applications for Good Music Neighbours Grants for the 2016 round have now closed. The next round of Good Music Neighbours will open in May 2017.
For more information and to apply go to 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.