Grants in Arts & Culture

Live Music Australia

a total of $20 million over four years for the Live Music Australia program

The Live Music Australia program offers a competitive grants opportunity for live music venues, festivals, and organisations dedicated to supporting quality original Australian live music. Live Music Australia is committed to enhancing the live music scene in Australian communities and will fund applications that support high quality original Australian live music that is professionally staged. The Australian Government's National Cultural Policy Revive acknowledges the significance of the live music sector and is committed to providing support for the music industry. Music Australia has been established within Creative Australia to provide support and promote the Australian contemporary music industry to enhance discoverability and cultivate markets and expand audiences. Through strategic investment, the aim to stimulate a vibrant and sustainable music industry ecosystem in which artists can thrive.

First Nations Heritage Grant Program

$25,000 - $250,000

The First Nations Heritage Grants Program supports initiatives carried out on-Country, where First Nations people take the lead in identifying, assessing, recording, and preserving the cultural heritage of First Nations.

Visions of Australia Program

Each year, approximately $2.7 million in funding is available, distributed across two funding rounds.

The Visions of Australia Program provides funding to support the development and touring of quality exhibitions around Australia by Australian arts and cultural organisations. Program funding is distributed through two streams: development and touring. These streams support various costs, including exhibition design, crating, installation, freighting, and artist loan fees.

Live Music Australia Program

$5,000 - $100,000

About Round 7 of the Program: Round 7 will once again place a strong emphasis on live music festivals, aligning with industry demand and continuing to support the sustainability of the live music sector. The goal is to promote the presentation of more original live music, providing opportunities for artists to showcase their talent. Live Music Australia fully embraces the five pillars that shape Revive, which include First Nations First, A Place for Every Story, Centrality of the Artist, Strong Cultural Infrastructure, and Engaging the Audience. By addressing these pillars, we are committed to creating an inclusive and thriving live music community. The program has three main objectives. Firstly, we aim to support a sustainable venue-based live music industry by enhancing professional capacity within venues and fostering the growth of audiences. Secondly, we strive to promote partnerships, collaboration, and networks across the Australian live music industry. Lastly, we are dedicated to supporting the development, growth, and innovation of Australian contemporary live music by providing increased performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists.

NSW Digital Games Rebate

Digital games with a minimum Qualifying NSW Expenditure of $500,000 are eligible for a 10% rebate.

The NSW Government is offering a 10% rebate for digital games with a minimum Qualifying NSW Expenditure of $500,000. This initiative complements the Australian Government’s Digital Games Offset and is administered by Screen NSW. The program aims to accelerate the growth of the NSW digital games sector, attract investment, grow employment, and retain talent in NSW.

Arts 15k-Plus Grant Program – Sector Development

$15,000 - $60,000

The program seeks to support the growth and development of a vibrant sector that promotes the participation and active engagement of Western Australian communities in high-quality arts and cultural experiences.

Contemporary Music Touring Program

$5,000 - $50,000

The CMTP (Contemporary Music Touring Program) provides support to national touring activity commenced by Australian musicians presenting original Australian contemporary music.

Local Government Heritage Consultancy Grant Program

$2,000 - $20,000

The program provides funding assistance to Western Australian local government authorities for professional fees associated with the identification of local heritage places and the development and implementation of a heritage framework.

Victorian Production Fund (VPF) – Games

Funding is capped at $300K per stage or $500K per project

The VPF program assists digital game companies and key creatives in Victoria in creating and publishing a variety of engaging high-quality digital games. It offers funding for the pre-production, production, and post-production phases of game development for PC, consoles, mobile, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), or extended reality (XR).

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