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Pierce Bros live. Photo: David Morgan

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    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.

    New 2019/20 Guidelines are available for download below.

    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 9 January 2020:
    Round Opens: 14 November 2019
    Round Closes: 5pm, 12 December 2019

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


    For activity commencing from 26 March 2020:
    Round Opens: 13 February 2020
    Round Closes: 5pm, 5 March 2020

    For activity commencing from 21 May 2020:
    Round Opens: 2 April 2020
    Round Closes: 5pm, 23 April 2020

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

    Who to talk to

    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
    Previous Recipients
    Music Works - Quick Response - September 2019 Panel List DOCX, 22.5 KB

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    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

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    The Merindas. Image: Michelle Hunder

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    June 2019: There were 17 recipients of grants in this round which contributed to touring, professional development and performances.

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    Electro-pop trio Huntly

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