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Upstart Award
Applications close 31 August
The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter. The award is funded by a music loving family in Melbourne and the winner will be decided by a panel of local artists and music experts.

Creative Engine
Applications close 31 August 
Geelong Arts Centre has announced a package of grants through its Creative Engine program to benefit artists and creatives working in the G21 region.

Helpmann Academy Creative Stimulus Grants Scheme
Closing 7 September
The four-part program aims to support artists at different stages and in different financial positions, casting a wide net of support of up to $200,000.

Live Music Australia
Applications close 13 September
The Live Music Australia program is a competitive grants opportunity for small to medium sized venues that support quality original Australian live music.

Australia Council Fellowship 
Applications close 1 September 
Australia Council Fellowships of $80,000 support outstanding, established artists’ creative activity and professional development for a period of up to two years.

1000×1000 Crisis Cash for Artists  
Requests for support will be will reviewed by an Advisory Committee in the first week of every month.
Applications open to individual artists who have lost their income to COVID-19.

Melbourne Fringe Festival, Common Rooms Cash
Common Rooms Cash is a program designed to help artists make their shows and gigs financially viable while taking COVID-19 restrictions into account. We’re supporting one-off shows and gigs that can take place between August and October 2020 with free venue hire and up to $1000 of cold hard cash.

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