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    **If you have received funding through this program and your project has been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19), please contact program staff listed below**

    The Music Works Grants program invests in the development and support of Victoria's contemporary music artists and music industries. It provides support for projects and programs that will develop and bring dynamism to Victoria's contemporary music sector, increase employment and build cultural capital.The program is open to new ideas, new modes of practice and new approaches to the delivery of contemporary music that will build on Victoria's position as a world famous live music capital and Australia's contemporary music hub.

    Funding available

    • $2,500 - $20,000 for individuals
    • $2,500 - $75,000 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.

    Round opens: 9 January 2020 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal.
    Round closes: 5pm, 6 February 2020
    For activity commencing from 1 June 2020.

    It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

    Who to talk to

    Links and downloads

    2020 Music Works - Major Round program guidelines DOCX, 129.6 KB
    Application drafting tool DOC, 104.5 KB
    Budget drafting tool () XLS, 103.0 KB
    Tour itinerary template
    Music Works - Frequently Asked Questions
    Information for all applicants
    Creative Victoria Grants Portal
    Music Works Major Round February 2020 Panel Members DOCX, 25.9 KB
    Previous recipients - June 2018