• music
  • international

13 April 2016

Ten music industry players will share in  more than $50K in the latest round of funding through our Music Works Quick Response Grants program.

Among the recipients are Melbourne band City Calm Down, which will receive support for an international tour across the UK and Europe, including a performance at the leading Brighton festival, The Great Escape. Melbourne band Northeast Party House will also receive support to connect to international markets, including the USA, in support of the band's new album. 

Part of the ground-breaking Music Works package, Quick Response Grants help to fill the gaps in contemporary music funding, outside of bi-annual major funding rounds.

Prioritising funding for projects that have arisen unexpectedly, Quick Response Grants can be used for activities including attendance at trade fairs and conferences, speaking engagements, participation in skills development workshops, and local and international touring opportunities.

The Music Works Quick Response Grants program currently offers four rounds of funding each year. The next round will be accepting applications from Monday 18 April until 5pm Thursday 5 May 2016.

Individuals and groups can apply for grants of between $1,000 and $5,000, while groups and organisations are eligible for grants up to $15,000. Applications are assessed within a  three week period.

March 2016 Quick Response Grants Recipients:

Cooking Vinyl Australia, Melbourne – $4,135
To attend the 2016 A2IM Indie Week event in New York City.      

Zero Through Nine,  Northcote – $3,146          
To attend the 2016 A2IM Indie Week event in New York City.          

David Chisholm, Footscray – $5,000
To attend the Musica Polonica Nova Festival in Poland and Tampere Biennale in Finland for networking, touring and collaboration opportunities.

Andrew Watson, Preston – $2,900       
To perform a live score for the multimedia show, Elemental, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival in London and participate in festival workshops.

Hope Street Recordings, Brunswick – $4,370To attend the 2016 A2IM Indie Week event in New York City.      

Andrew Phillips, Templestowe – $7,500
For a tour by Broadway Sounds including performances at prestigious music festivals in the UK such as Glastonbury, Beat Herder, Secret Garden Party and Womad UK.    

City Calm Down, Kew – $10,000
To perform at The Great Escape in the UK and play additional shows across the UK/Europe.      

King, Coburg – $6,448
To tour Australia and New Zealand in support of the band's debut album and provide support to influential USA metal band, Inquisition.

Laila Sakini, Belgrave South – $3,535
To connect and engage with markets across Australia, Europe and the UK in support of her album release.

Northeast Party House, Kallista – $4,000
To connect to international markets including the USA in support of their upcoming new record.