**If you have received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact Aarti Desai with any queries.**
In light of the new measures in place nationally around mass public gatherings and international travel, the April round of Music Works Quick Response will not go ahead. The funding will be redirected to the broader Music Works program to support Victoria’s contemporary music industry.
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.
- $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
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For activity commencing from 26 March 2020:
Round Opens: 13 February 2020
Round Closes: 5pm, 5 March 2020
Please note: It takes approximately 3 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.
Who to talk to
- Masha Wijesiriwardana: 8683 3133 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Links and downloads
2020 Music Works Quick Response Guidelines DOCX, 114.8 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
Music Works - Quick Response - September 2019 Panel List DOCX, 22.5 KB
Previous recipients 2019
October 2019: Victorian music industry representatives – including managers, acts, artists and organisations – are set to strengthen national and international connections or build new audiences with support through this round. Full article here
The Merindas. Image: Michelle Hunder
Candice Lorrae Lloyd, $3,000
For an Indigenous duo from The Merindas to perform with the Mission Songs Project at WOMEX in Finland, under the mentorship of Jessie Lloyd.
Corin Ileto, $4,123
To strengthen and develop new markets in Japan and Taiwan through a series of performances including at LUCfest.
To develop new markets in Europe by touring with highly regarded post-metal act Amenra.
Australian Independent Record Labels Association, $10,000
To lead a delegation of Victorian independent labels to Tokyo International Music Market to grow business opportunities for the Victorian music industry in Japan.
Port Fairy Folk Festival Inc, $7,500
To present the Folk Alliance International (FAI) ExChange conference in Geelong which will be held in the lead up to the Port Fairy Folk Festival and will bring folk music artists, industry personnel and presenters together for forums, keynote presentations and showcase concerts.
To break into the European and UK markets with a tour promoting their debut album re-release.
This Way North, $3,000
To build their international networks by showcasing at Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans.
To develop national audiences by supporting international hip-hop artist Neako on an Australia-wide tour.
VVV Management, $3,000
For music management company VVV Management to travel to the US to showcase and explore international business opportunities for artists Eliza & The Delusionals and Devin Abrams.
The Pink Tiles, $7,500
To perform in Japan including as part of the 30th anniversary of Tokyo’s legendary garage, punk and rock and roll event, the Back from the Grave Halloween Ball.
Electro-pop trio Huntly
Abandoned Fireworks Factory, SPOTSWOOD, $2,800
For composer and performer Claire Deak to attend ComposersPlus in Lithuania, a course that gathers composers and musicians for a wide range of skills development activities including workshops, lectures and mentoring as they work to develop new compositions.
Amateur Hour, NORTHCOTE, $2,500
For Laura Imbruglia to tour to Tallarook, Castlemaine, Kyneton and Ballarat, supporting the release of her fourth album, Scared of You.
Natasha Anderson, CHEWTON, $2,000
For Natasha Anderson to travel to New York to record, premiere, and promote her new 26-minute composition Cleave.
Allysha Joy, PRESTON, $4,246
For Allysha Joy to embark on her third European solo tour, playing 12 shows across three countries, including a performance at The Great Escape Festival in England.
Shauna Boyle, ABBOTSFORD, $15,000
For Cable Ties to tour the UK with Tropical F**k Storm and showcase at The Great Escape Festival in England.
Drummond Street Services, CARLTON, $1,500
To support Girl Zone's performance and attendance at Dark Mofo in Tasmania.
Bianca Gannon, SOMERS, $5,000
To undertake a professional development residency at the Banff Centre in North America including personalised mentoring and tuition, and the presentation of four solo concerts.
Girly Bits Pty Ltd, MELBOURNE, $10,000
For Ali Barter to play at Bastille Sounds in Paris and Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg combined with a series of club shows, ahead of the global release of her second release.
Huntly, CLIFTON HILL, $7,315
Huntly to travel to Sicily, Italy to perform as an emerging act for the Ypsigrock Festival, and undertake agency meetings in London to secure European representation.
Noemi Liba Friedman, CAULFIELD NORTH, $3,931
Noemi Liba Friedman to attend the So Percussion Summer Institute Program, a two-week masterclass at Princeton University designed for composers and percussion performers.
Celeste Potter, PRESTON, $4,040
Celeste Potter to travel to WORM in Rotterdam, Netherlands to under-take a two-week analogue synth studio residency, attend Rotterdam’s GardenaFest and teach a songwriting masterclass.
Raz Music, ST KILDA, $10,000
For The Grigoryan Brothers to tour the UK on a 13-date tour with acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter k.d. lang.
Thembi Soddell, CLUNES, $3,000
For Thembi Soddell to travel to Melbourne to undertake a professional and industry development residency at Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.
Richard Stanley, THORNBURY, $9,734
For Civic to tour Europe with headline shows in London, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam and Liege, including festival appearances at Manchester Psych Fest and the Leffingeleuren Festival in Belgium.
Innez Tulloch, PRESTON, $11,000
For Thigh Master to perform at Gonerfest festival in Memphis with an accompanying 23-date US tour to promote their second LP.
WAT Artists, CREMORNE, $3,500
For the Director and Agent of electronic music management and booking agency WAT Artists to travel to Europe and the UK to attend meetings with record labels, managers and booking agents to finalise deals and album roll outs for the agency’s roster of artists.
Woodstock Music, KYNETON, $7,000
For The Black Sorrows to headline the 20th anniversary of Nidaros Blues Festival Norway, with a further seven shows in the UK, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.