two musicians in front of a large crowd of people

Pierce Bros live. Photo: David Morgan

  • music
  • aboriginal
  • international
  • regional

    Music Works Quick Response Grants provide support to individuals, groups and organisations to cover immediate opportunities in Regional Activity,  Building Capacity (Professional Development) and Connecting to Markets areas of funding.

    Download the Music Works - Quick Response program guidelines (DOC, 211.5 KB).

    Funding available

    • $1,000 - $5,000 for individuals
    • $1,000 - $15,000 for groups/organisations

    Who can apply

    • Victorian-based professional music practitioners working in contemporary music from all genres and career stages
    • Victorian-based managers, technicians, venues and small to medium industry organisations

    Key dates

    Applications for funding are made using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal

    There are five Quick Response funding rounds in 2018:

    For activity commencing from 8 February 2018:
    Round Opens: 18 December 2017
    Round Closes: 5pm, 18 January 2018

    For activity commencing from 12 April 2018:
    Round Opens: 1 March 2018
    Round Closes: 5pm, 22 March 2018

    For activity commencing from 14 June 2018:
    Round Opens: 3 May 2018
    Round Closes: 5pm, 24 May 2018

    For activity commencing from 16 August 2018:
    Round Opens: 28 June 2018
    Round Closes: 5pm, 26 July 2018

    For activity commencing from 11 October 2018:
    Round Opens: 23 August 2018
    Round Closes: 5pm, 20 September 2018

    Please note:  It takes approximately 3 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Who to talk to

    Links and downloads

    Music Works - Quick Response program guidelines (DOC, 211.5 KB)
    Application drafting tool (DOC, 103.5 KB)
    Budget drafting tool (XLS, 103.0 KB)
    Tour itinerary template (XLS, 52.0 KB)
    Music Works - Frequently Asked Questions
    Information for all applicants
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Previous Recipients