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SA musicians can now apply to perform gigs at Royal Adelaide Show

SA musicians can now apply to perform at the show as part of the $10 million See It LIVE package to turn up live music across the state.

South Australian musicians can now apply to perform at the Royal Adelaide Show in September as part of the $10 million See It LIVE package to turn up live music across the state.

The See It LIVE package includes a $500,000 grant to return a dedicated program for live music and bands to the Royal Adelaide Show’s program for the first time in 20 years. South Australian and Indigenous artists will feature.

“To help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the live music industry, the government has committed a $10 million support package called See it LIVE,” says Minister for Arts, Andrea Michaels.

“In just a matter of weeks since the program was launched, it’s great to see how popular the offerings of grants and e-vouchers have been. It shows how excited people are about getting the live music industry back on its feet.

“I urge anyone thinking of applying to get in quick, as they won’t last forever.”

The live music package, launched last month, aims to support the local music scene and includes a suite of grants to help revive the sector hit hard by COVID-19.

Grants include: a voucher scheme, mental health support programs, grants for venue upgrades and events, a live music advisory council, and an events cancellation fund to support the industry’s recovery.

“It’s an honour to be able to provide a platform for a variety of industries and especially those that have been most impacted by the pandemic,” says Royal Agricultural & Horticultural Society of SA General Manager, Michelle Hocking.

“We look forward to reuniting with South Australians in September and showcasing incredible local talent.”

Since applications opened at the end of June, there has been strong interest in all elements of the program, and to date there have been:

  • 159 registrations for e-vouchers;
  • 111 applications for Venue Improvement Grants; and
  • 142 applications for Event Grants (ranging from $5000 to $50,000).

Musicians seeking to perform at the Royal Adelaide Show are invited to apply here.

Registrations for the e-vouchers close on 19 July 2022. For more information visit: seeitlive.sa.gov.au.

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