Each month Music SA collates a round-up of the opportunities and grants available for local artists. From scholarships to business grants and tour funding, have a browse below and find the right opportunity for you!
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
City of Adelaide FNL Grants | See More
- New: Venues that did NOT receive any funding from Round 1 of Friday Night Live. New applicants can apply for up to $6,000 of matched funding. Applications will be assessed as Quick Response grants, with notification of outcomes occurring within 10 business days.
- Existing: Venues that did receive funding through Round 1 of Friday Night Live. Existing applicants can apply for an additional $2,000 of matched funding to go towards the continued success of the Friday Night Live Program. Applications must be able to show effective use of current funds as well as additional funding.
PPCA SOUND RECORDING PARTNERSHIP 2022
PPCA & ACA COLLABORATE ON 15k GRANTS | SEE MORE
The PPCA Sound Recording Partnership is delivered by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts. This partnership will support five Australian artists or groups to create new sound recordings, with grants of $15,000 each available. PPCA will also support the grant scheme by providing the recipients with guidance and assistance on registering with PPCA, in order to maximise their opportunities to access public performance and broadcast income from the recordings created. The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public and is free for Australian artists to register. Applications close Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 3pm AEST.
SPACE TO CREATE
FIRST NATIONS ANU RESIDENCY | SEE MORE
The Australian Council for the Arts has partnered with the School of Music at the Australian National University (ANU) and the Yil Lull Studio, to provide the Space to Create First Nations music industry residency. Space to Create is an intensive music residential program with the aim to create a dedicated space so each of the participants can take the time to sustain and grow creative ideas. The program is for First Nations musicians and related music industry workers. Applications close 12 April 2022 3pm AEDT.
CITY OF PAE UMBRELLA FESTIVAL LIVE MUSIC FUND
$1k - $7.5k UMBRELLA GRANTS | SEE MORE
PLAYING AUSTRALIA PROJECT INVESTMENT
REGIONAL AUS TOURING GRANTS | SEE MORE
Playing Australia Project Investment supports performing arts tours to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. The program supports net touring costs and other designated costs associated with tours. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested. Please note there have been changes recently introduced which may alter your approach to applying for Playing Australia. These changes give you the opportunity to:
- present a proposed tour with an unconfirmed itinerary
- propose an alternative touring model such as a residency model with live performance outcomes
- present a tour that includes significant and targeted community engagement
- present an annual touring program for single or multiple works
- propose a digital tour
Applicants are strongly encouraged to speak to a member of the Artists Services team before applying to this fund.
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC TOURING PROGRAM
AUSTRALIA TOUR GRANTS | SEE MORE
The Australian Council for the Arts is offering The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. Individuals or organisations may apply to tour live music performances within Australia. Touring musicians must be performing original Australian contemporary music. Funding can be provided to performers, managers, agents, and music networks on behalf of professionals working in the Australian music industry. Applications must contain one tour only. The tour must comprise of performances in at least three venues or locations outside of the performer’s hometown. Tours that include regional and remote destinations, or which assist performers residing in regional and remote areas to tour, are a priority for funding.
- If your itinerary contains only metropolitan performances, you may request up to $15,000.
- If your itinerary contains at least one regional or remote performance, you may request up to $25,000.
- If 75% of your itinerary is to remote and/or very remote locations, you may request up to $50,000.
- Please note: The minimum grant amount you can apply for is $5,000.
Applications close Tuesday 6 September 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 December 2022.
SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE GRANTS
TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION COST GRANTS | SEE MORE
Country Arts SA’s Skills Development Assistance Grants are available to support artists and arts workers to participate in professional development opportunities by contributing to travel and accommodation costs associated with the opportunity. The grants are fast-turnaround and are intended for those who wish to undertake a time sensitive skills development opportunity such as workshops, conferences, seminars, work experience, masterclasses, attending performances/exhibitions etc. The following activities are considered skills development opportunities:
- participation in courses, residencies, workshops etc;
- mentorships with a professional artist whose practice is suitable to your development;
- attending a conference, masterclass, seminar, performance, exhibition etc;
- work experience, internship or volunteer role;
- the engagement of a professional artist (or artists) to run workshops or deliver a presentation in your community – in this instance the grant will be used to cover
- the travel and accommodation costs of the artist/s that have been engaged, rather than the applicant.
Applications close mid-December.
VOLUNTEER ROLES WITH GIRLS ROCK
ROLES FOR MENTORS, INTERNS, INSTRUCTORS AND MORE | SEE MORE
Girls Rock! runs a week-long mentorship programs for female, gender diverse and all trans youth between the ages of 10 and 17.
A series of volunteer roles are available for their next school holidays day camp (10th-16th July – Goodwood). Musical experience is not necessary for all roles. Currently advertised positions include:
Mentor – Band Coach
Mentor – Band Manager
Intern (18-21 Years)
Health & Safety Manager
Wellbeing Team – Camp Counsellor
Wellbeing Team – Space Maker
Applications officially open on April 16 2022.
For more information see The Girls Rock! website.
APRA DIGITAL FUTURES INITIATIVE
$20k APRA AMCOS GRANTS | SEE MORE
APRA AMCOS has partnered with the Australian Council for the Arts to provide a new $20,000 music focused initiative, the APRA AMCOS Digital Futures Initiative. The initiative is aimed at supporting Australian individuals, groups and organisations to increase audiences, establish a critical base of knowledge and develop new ideas within distribution platforms. Aiming to encourage creators of new technology to use Australian music. Applicants can apply for a grant of $20,000 to deliver a project in one of two areas:
- A professional development project that increases the capacity and knowledge of new platforms and channels for the sector, or
- An artistic project that increases the ability for Australian musicians, composers and industry to engage with new technology or to showcase opportunities within existing platforms and channels.
Not-for-profit entities will be a priority for funding. Applications close 12 April 2022 at 3pm AEST, for projects beginning after 1 July 2022. For more information about the initiative, see the Australia Council website.
ADELAIDE HILLS RESIDENCY | SEE MORE
The Australia Council and UKARIA invite applications for a residency at UKARIA in 2022. UKARIA is a state of the art and environmentally sustainable Cultural Centre in the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Concerts have been hosted on the property for acclaimed national and international artists since the mid-1990s. In 2014 the concert room was replaced with a magnificent 220 concert hall purpose built for chamber music. Great care has been taken to ensure that the new hall has superb acoustics without compromising the spectacular sweeping views over the valley and up to the Mt Barker Summit. The successful applicant/s will be in residence at UKARIA for a maximum of ten days for the purpose of developing new creative projects led by musicians and composers. Applications close Tuesday 12 April 2022 at 3pm AEST.