The Music Development Office (MDO) have announced that $320,000 in South Australian Government grants is now available to support the ongoing recovery of the local music industry which continues to be impacted by COVID-19.

Applications for the next round of the MDO Project Support Grants for artists and music businesses open on Friday 9 April 2021 and close on Tuesday 27 April 2021. 

The MDO Project Support Grants offer two distinct streams of funding to support musicians to continue their creative development and help sustain businesses in the contemporary music sector. You may apply to ONE of these funding streams per round, with eligible activity for this round being from 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022.

Stream A: Creative Development – grants of up $15,000 to support recording and performing artists, songwriters, producers and artist managers (on behalf of their artists) in the creation, presentation, production or delivery of original music composition or content.

Stream B: Business Development – grants of up to $15,000 to support recording studios, promoters, record labels, booking agents, live music venues, artist managers, self-managed artists and other music entrepreneurs, businesses or organisations with their efforts to facilitate the creation, presentation, production or delivery of original music.

Register now to attend the MDO Project Support Grants information session on Thursday 22 April at St Paul’s Creative Centre, from 6:00pm until 7:00pm.

Guidelines with more information, including the criteria and how to apply are available on the Music Development Office website.

It is important to note that applications are assessed by industry representatives and in competitive rounds unfortunately there are usually a greater number of worthy applications than the available funds can support.