15 May 2017
Applications are open for our Good Music Neighbours program which offers live music venues the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $25,000 to support sound proofing and sound reduction projects.
Part of the Music Works initiative, the program offers matched funding for projects that will help venues to control the level of sound that emanates from their venue into the surrounding neighbourhood.
Grants can support venues to create new live music spaces or to update existing spaces to meet the latest guidelines. Grants must be matched with an equal contribution from the venue.
Last year 26 venues across Victoria, ranging from the iconic Tote Hotel to Gippsland's historic Bundalaguah and Myrtlebank Hall, shared in more than $270,000 in grants through the program.
Projects supported included acoustic assessments, installing double glazing and creating air lock entrances as well as the installation of sound absorbing furnishings. See a full list of 2016 recipients here (http://creative.vic.gov.au/news/2016/grants-to-keep-music-venues-loud-and-proud).
Good Music Neighbours is delivered as a partnership between Creative Victoria, Music Victoria and the National Live Music Office.
Applications are now open and close on Wednesday 7 June 2017.