A total of $240,000 in South Australian Government grants is now available to support local musicians and music businesses with creative projects.
Minister for Arts Andrea Michaels announced the grants at last night’s prestigious AIR Music Awards, celebrating Australia’s independent music sector.
“The live music and performance have had a tough couple of years, battling through COVID-19,” she said.
“We’re determined to see this industry recover, rebuild and get our musicians back to doing what they do best. Music has a significant impact on our culture, wellbeing and economy and we hope these grants will help shape careers in the industry and continue to build Adelaide’s status as Australia’s only UNESCO City of Music.”
The South Australian Government’s Music Development Office (MDO) Project Support Grants offer two streams of funding to support musicians continue their creative development and help sustain music businesses in the contemporary music sector.
Grants of up $15,000 are available for creative development to support recording and performing artists, songwriters, producers and artist managers (on behalf of their artists) in the creation and/or release of new original music composition or content.
Grants of up to $15,000 are also available for business development to support recording studios, promoters, record labels, booking agents, live music venues, artist managers, self-managed artists and other music entrepreneurs, businesses or organisations with their efforts to facilitate the creation, presentation, production or delivery of original music.
Applications open on Friday, August 5, 2022 and close on Monday, August 22, 2022.
Only one of these funding streams can be applied for per round. Applications for the MDO Project Support Grants will be assessed by a panel of industry representatives.
Guidelines with more information, including the criteria and how to apply are available on the Music Development Office website.