Indigenous Contemporary Music

This program provides funding to First Nations-led music industry organisations.
The grant is no longer available

What do you get?

Funding of between $5,000 and $500,000

Who is this for?

First Nations-led music industry organisations.


The Indigenous Contemporary Music program supports self-determination by funding First Nations-led organisations to provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • training and/or mentoring in areas such as songwriting, recording, performance, staging, engineering, recording, promotion, marketing, business skills and management, as well the development of resources to deliver such training
  • paid internships, live performance opportunities and touring, production of demos, sound recordings and/or music videos, securing music or record label management, creation of culturally safe performance and production environments, and increased representation on boards and committees
  • consultation, participation in workshops and mentorships, attendance at professional conferences and events, and establishing relationships with media and streaming services.

Check if you can apply

To receive funding under this program, your organisation must:

  • be fully or partially owned, governed, staffed or advised by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • have a history of good governance and sound financial management over an extended period
  • have capacity and expertise to design and deliver a development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

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