26 May 2016
Applications will open in July for our new grants program, Good Music Neighbours, which offers support to Victorian music venues to undertake sound management and soundproofing projects.
The program is part of the Victorian Government's $22 million Music Works initiative to strengthen and support Victoria's contemporary music sector. Good Music Neighbours will offer matched funding of up to $25,000 to venues across the state for projects that will help them limit the emission of sound into the local neighbourhood.
Supported projects could range from obtaining advice from a sound technician, to developing designs, and sound proofing measures – such as installing specialist acoustic treatments to building projects that help control or manage sound levels.
The program will open for applications on an annual basis.
Eligible venues must have a commitment to presenting original live music and be able to show a pressing need for the works. All funding must be matched by an equal cash contribution from the venue or operator.
Good Music Neighbours has been developed by Creative Victoria in partnership with Music Victoria and the Live Music Office. A dedicated Industry Liaison at Music Victoria will provide advice and assistance for venues interested in applying.
Applications for the Good Music Neighbours program 2016 close at 5pm, Wednesday 13 July 2016.