Live Music Australia

This program provides funding for the live music sector, with a focus on music focused festivals presenting original Australian live music acts.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Funding of between $5,000 and $100,000.

Who is this for?

Live music focused festivals.


Grants may support activities, including, but not limited to:

  • purchasing essential equipment for staging performances (such as PA, lighting)
  • carrying out small building alteration work to enable live music performance (such as sound attenuation, disability access)
  • live music programming and promotion, including artist fees
  • professional development, including upskilling venue staff
  • adaptive ideas or capacity building that supports festivals to be more accessible, safe and present diverse Australian live music and improve regional touring circuits
  • dedicated new stage areas to create inclusive safe spaces for performers and audiences, including youth, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, gender diverse artists and artists with disability.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
  • be a permanent resident of Australia
  • have an account with an Australian financial institution
  • comply with all regulatory, industry and legal requirements in relation to copyright, licensing and employment.

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