Funding

Back to opportunitiES

With One Voice Community Choir Social Franchise Seed
Applications close 9 November

To make it easier for communities to start their own choir, Creativity Australia is offering a limited number of start-up funding grants of up to $10,000.

Billy Thorpe Scholarship
Applications close 12 November
Now in its 11th year, the award provides $10,000 for an emerging artist to record with an established producer, and receive career-planning advice from Chugg Entertainment.

ARIA Emerging Artist Scholarship
Applications close 16 November
The Scholarship is open to any Australian artist (represented by a current ARIA member) that hasn’t been previously nominated for any ARIA Awards category with an Album or Single before the 2018 Awards (ie 2018 entrants / nominees are eligible).

Flying Arts Alliance, Quick Response Grants
Applications close 30 November

The Regional Arts Fund (RAF) is an Australian Government program designed to benefit regional and remote arts practitioners, arts workers, audiences and communities. The fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia and is administered in Queensland by Flying Arts Alliance.

Penrith Conservatorium Music Scholarships
Applications close 30 November

Scholarships are open to all residents of the Greater Western Sydney region.

Women & Leadership Australia Scholarships
Expressions of Interest close 7 December
This fee support opportunity provides a scholarship of up to $7,000 for women to take part in one of three leadership courses.

Arts Business Innovation Fund
Applications close 31 December

The Arts Business Innovation Fund (ABIF, the Fund) addresses the need to support innovation to strengthen income generating and entrepreneurial capacity in Queensland-based not-for-profit arts and cultural businesses.

Create NSW Grants for Individuals
Applications close 21 January
This program supports professional development opportunities for NSW-based professional artists and arts/cultural workers in skills or market development.

Music Passport Grants
Applications close 27 January
The program seeks to support not for profit organisations to undertake international activities that increase economic opportunities for Victoria’s contemporary popular music sector.

Innovation in Marketing Fund
Applications close 1 February
The Innovation in Marketing Fund provides one-off support for discrete marketing projects that explore different ways of engaging audiences, building brand awareness and increasing income for existing programs, products or activities within the creative industries.

Career Development Grants for Individuals and Groups
Applications close 5 February

If you are an individual artist, arts worker or group of artists, this grant can provide support to further develop your skills or improve your capacity to build an enduring career.

American Express Music Backers Program
Ongoing
Over the next 12 months American Express is committing to support the Australian music industry by giving music venues, business, artists and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program valued at $1million.

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.

BACK TO OPPORTUNITIES

Stay in the loop

Music Australia updates straight to your inbox

Follow Like
Quick Links

Industry

  • National clearing house for policy & development

  • Music Journal

    Features articles about the Music Industry Sector

  • Music Talks

    Series of seminars exploring music

Community

Education