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Contemporary Music Touring Program
Applications close 1 October

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas.  Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for remote and very remote touring.

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups
Applications Close 1 October for Projects starting after 1 January 2020
For individual artists, arts workers or groups of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career.

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups
Applications Close 1 October for Projects starting after 1 January 2020
The arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.

Arts Projects – Organisations
Applications Close 1 October for Projects starting after 1 January 2020
This program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences.  Only organisations are eligible to apply.

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund
Applications Close 1 October for Projects starting after 1 January 2020
The Regional Performing Arts Touring Program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia.  Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour.  There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.

2020 Penrith Conservatorium Scholarships
Applications close 24 November

The Penrith Conservatorium has an ongoing commitment to developing and nurturing local talent; offering pathways for people to pursue a professional career in music. The Scholarships recognise future potential and provide the chance for students to take their gift to the next level.

Grants available for Community Choirs
Ongoing
Creativity Australia, a non-profit organisation uses community singing to bridge socioeconomic divides. To celebrate their ten year anniversary, they are offering ten grants of up to $10,000 in 2019 through their ‘With One Voice’ Community Choir Start-up fund.

Women Nation Fund
Ongoing
The Women Nation Fund is a global, early-stage fund investing in female-founded live music businesses. Its purpose is to provide access to capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the Concert Promotions, Events and Festival space.

Women in Music Scholarship Application
Ongoing
Abbey Road Institute is proud to partner with Studios 301 and APRA AMCOS to offer this award to women wishing to undertake formal education and enter the industry on their own terms.

NT Professional Development Grant
Ongoing
The Professional Development Fund grants offer support for professional artists and arts workers in the Northern Territory (NT) to access development opportunities.

Grass Roots Indie Development (GRID)
Ongoing
GRID is an artist development program supporting emerging musicians around Australia and strengthening communities through music.

Queensland Arts Showcase Program
Ongoing
QASP provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

Artist Support Quick Response
Ongoing

Artist Support Quick Response funding provides professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers to support skills development, take up outstanding opportunities of significance for their practice and/or develop markets.

Women Nation Fund
Ongoing
The Women Nation Fund is a global, early-stage fund investing in female-founded live music businesses.  Its purpose is to provide access to capital for underrepresented female entrepreneurs in the Concert Promotions, Events and Festival space.

Regional and Remote Touring Fund
Ongoing

Supports the costs of touring performing arts shows to regional and remote towns and communities in Western Australia.

Arts NT, Community Arts Festivals Grants
Ongoing
Community Arts Festival grants offer support for community festivals to develop and present arts and cultural programs in the Northern Territory (NT).

Arts Queensland – Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF)
Ongoing
The purpose of ABIF is to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

Country Arts SA, Arts Pitch Grants
Ongoing
South Australian resident, practising, professional artists either individuals, or those who are a part of a group, are invited to apply.

Young People and the Arts Quick Response
Ongoing

$3000 is now available to assist young artists, arts workers or organisations in Western Australia.

Arts Business Innovation Fund
Ongoing
A fund created by the Queensland Government to provide a $1 million investment to not-for-profit arts and cultural organisations.

Victoria Law Foundation Grants
Ongoing
Victoria Law Foundation is now offering grants funding to arts sector organisations.

Arts Queensland – Queensland Arts Showcase Program
Applications accepted anytime
Provides funding to support individuals, organisations or collectives to deliver vibrant and accessible arts and cultural experiences for Queensland. The funding is administered across three streams:

1. Arts Ignite – funding of up to $60 000 for new works.
2. Arts Illuminate – up to $100 000 to secure acclaimed artists that will engage the community and build local capacity.
3. Arts Impact – up to $60 000 for diverse arts and cultural experiences for Queensland.

Performers’ Trust Foundation
The PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation provides grants to promote and encourage music and the performing arts. The grants provided are non-recurring and can be used to cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation and venue hire/ PA hire.

Aboriginal Quick Response Grants
Applications Ongoing
Funding is available to assist Aboriginal artists, organisations and partnerships explore market development opportunities in the creative industries by attending trade fairs and export markets.

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