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Marrickville Council Opens Live Music Grants

Marrickville music venue Lazy Bones Image credit: Lazy Bones Facebook page
Jasmine Crittenden
| March 30, 2015

Musicians and artists living and working in the Marrickville Council area are invited to apply for live music grants. The program offers between $1000 and $5000 one-off funding for specific projects, and will see the provision of up to $50,000 in total. It is currently funded for 2015 only.

This funding is to support activities which build live music venue capacity in the Marrickville area in Sydney’s inner west.  The program seeks to increase attendance at small live music venues music events by supporting their development including assistance for noise abatement projects. It also fosters young people’s participation in the local live music sector through all ages events.

Applications must fall into one of two categories. The first is audience development, including general promotion of live music in the area and encouragement of youth involvement. The second is noise abatement, including acoustic audits, sound-proofing and purchase of relevant equipment. Projects must be completed by December 2016 and priority will be given to those that promise long-term benefits.

The application process opened on March 17 and close on April 20 at 1pm. Guidelines are available here.

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