• music

7 July 2015

Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley has announced the establishment of Music Works Grants; a new Creative Victoria program to support musicians, music managers and industry organisations to create, develop and showcase Victorian contemporary music.

The program, is part of Music Works, the $12.2M contemporary music package delivered in the 2015-16 State Budget. Music Works Grants will provide support of between $2,500 and $75,000 for music projects and programs across all contemporary genres and in all areas across the state.

Through three streams, the program will support music organisations and practitioners at all career stages, in

  • Creating content: the creation and recording of new original musical content;
  • Building capacity: support for industry stakeholders to offer career development opportunities and to build industry capability through workshops, masterclasses, industry conferences and professional development opportunities; and
  • Connecting to markets:  support for activities that increase the industry's capacity to connect with new audiences including support for regional, national and international touring activities.
Music Works Grants will open for applications on Wednesday 15 July and close at 5pm Wednesday 12 August 2015. Projects supported in this round can start from 15 November 2015. Applicants are encouraged to speak to Creative Victoria's music grants team prior to applying.