The Australian Government is investing $2.5 million in small to medium live music venues across the country that host Australian gigs.
The funding is available as part of round 8 of the Government’s $20 million Live Music Australia program.
Grants of up to $100,000 are available for applicants who can demonstrate their commitment to presenting original Australian music.
Previous round recipients include Froth Craft Brewery in Exmouth, Western Australia, whose purchase of a new sound system for in-house and community events allowed them to organise a large-scale outdoor event in 2022 - attracting 1,200 people to see Xavier Rudd.
This round of funding is a returned focus to venues after investing in music festivals through round 7.
The Live Music Australia program aligns with the Australian Government’s National Cultural Policy, Revive, recognising the Australian music sector as a vibrant part of our arts and culture landscape.
Under Revive, the Government last year established Music Australia, as part of the new Creative Australia, to provide direct support to the Australian music industry to grow and thrive.
To apply and for more information, visit: www.arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/live-music-australia Applications close 12 March 2024.