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, 207.5 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


    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.


    For activity commencing from 7 February 2019:
    Round Opens: 3 January 2019
    Round Closes: 5pm, 17 January 2019

    For activity commencing from 18 April 2019:
    Round Opens: 21 February 2019
    Round Closes: 5pm, 21 March 2019

    Please note:  It takes approximately 4 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Note: as the Victorian State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018, the Victorian Government will assume a caretaker role from 6:00 pm on 30 October 2018 until such time that either it becomes clear that the incumbent government will be returned, or when a new government is commissioned.

    In line with the caretaker conventions, the incoming government will determine whether to proceed with this funding program after the caretaker period.

    Who to talk to

    Links and downloads

    Music Works - Quick Response program guidelines (DOC, 207.5 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