Music

Performers' Trust Foundation

Phonographic Performance Company of Australia

Promotes and encourages music and the performing arts. Can cover tuition fees, travel costs, accommodation, venue /PA hire for performances at concerts, scholarships, promotion of the performing arts to the general public, assistance to appropriate beneficiaries.  Applications are assessed by trustees four times a year. Read more

  • Categories: Music, Performing Arts
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

The NSW Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship

Arts NSW

NSW emerging musicians and composers now have the opportunity to apply for the inaugural Peter Sculthorpe Music Fellowship in honour of the internationally renowned composer. The $30,000 fellowship which will be offered every second year by the NSW Government and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of SydneyRead more

  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

The National Folk Fellowship

National Library of Australia

The National Folk Fellowship is offered in partnership with the National Folk Festival, and supports folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, or collector-performers to develop a project based on the Library‚Äôs original folklore and related collections, with a performance at the following National Folk Festival. Read more

  • Categories: Dance, Multicultural, Music, Performing Arts, Theatre
  • Open To: Individuals

The Seed Fund

The Seed Fund

The Seed Fund is an Australian organisation, which offers grants annually to bona-fide practicing artists and arts practitioners who are Australian citizens. The Seed Fund assists Australian artists from any background, creating art and music across any genre, to establish themselves as self-sustaining, professionals.

Categories for The Seed Fund are:

  • MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP // UP TO 25 PLACES // PROJECT VALUE UP TO $70,000
  • ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE MUSIC GROUP // PROJECT VALUE UP TO $8,000
  • BUSH BANDS BUSINESS // UP TO $5,000 FUNDING FOR MENTORS
  • SONG CYCLES INBOUND // PROJECT VALUE UP TO $25,000

  Read more

  • Categories: Music
  • Open To: Individuals

Indent Event Development Grants

Indent

The Indent Grants program, funded by ArtsNSW, has been specifically developed for young people to stage all-ages, drug and alcohol free live music events across NSW. 

The Level 1 Event Development Grants are specifically aimed at entry-level events like band comps, open-mic and local band nights and are set at a maximum of $2,500.

The Level 2 Event Development Grants up to $5,000 are available to those who successfully acquitted a Grass Roots Grant in the year prior to applying and are looking at expanding their event scope by engaging the professional music industry. Read more

  • Categories: Festivals, Music

International Residencies - New York

Australia Council for the Arts

The International Residencies Program enables the artistic and market development of individual artists and groups. Residencies are available for set periods of time in key international locations. Read more

  • Categories: Music, Performing Arts, Technology
  • Open To: Individuals

NSW Young Regional Artist Scholarships

Arts NSW

The scholarships are offered by the State Government to support young artists from regional NSW to undertake a self-directed professional development program or project in their chosen field. Read more

  • Categories: All Artforms / General, Dance, Literature, Music, Performing Arts, Technology, Theatre, Visual Arts
  • Open To: Individuals

Contemporary Music Touring Program

Australia Council for the Arts

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 TRAX funding (see website). Read more

  • Categories: Music, Touring
  • Open To: Individuals, Organisations

Opportunity Development Grant

Music NSW

This program is aimed at supporting musicians and artist managers in developing opportunities whilst attending Australian industry conferences, domestic tours, trade fairs and other career defining opportunities, such as Bigsound, Face The Music, Electronic Music Conference, AWME and more.

Artists and artist managers are invited to apply for one off funding of up to $850 per member of the touring party, with a total limit of $5500 per group. Read more

  • Categories: Music, Touring