Live Music Restart Program – Festivals and Events VIC

This program provides funding for experienced and established festival and events organisers across Victoria to help support the recovery of the live music sector.

Closes in 1 day

Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

What you get?

Funding of between $250,000 and $1 million.

Who is this for?

Festival and events organisers.


This program aims to support the re-establishment of the Victorian live music scene, through:

  • supporting the rebuild of the sector (employment, supply chains, etc) following the impacts of COVID-19 health restrictions
  • stimulating local economic activity across Victoria
  • re-engaging audiences with live music events in metropolitan and regional Victoria
  • providing opportunities for artists to play shows, earn income and reconnect with audiences
  • providing employment to businesses within the live music ecosystem.

Funding is available to support the delivery of:

  • a single live music event or festival
  • a series of live music festivals or events.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applicants must demonstrate delivery of at least 2 live music festivals or events within Victoria at any time in the period between January 2017 to present, each with:

  • an in-person attendance greater than 3,000 people
  • a sound revenue generating model.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Live Music Restart Program – Festivals and Events.