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Pierce Bros live. Photo: David Morgan

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    **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.

    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

    This program has closed for 2019-20. Sign up to our eNews or follow us on social media for the latest information on funding programs and opportunities.

    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

    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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