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
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 Sydney. Read more
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’s original folklore and related collections, with a performance at the following National Folk Festival. Read more
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:
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
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
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
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
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