Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program

The Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program provides funding to contemporary music industry artists, workers and businesses who have lost work as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Close date: 22 Oct 2020 12:00 AM AEST.

What do you get?

Funding of between $4,000 and $50,000.

Who is this for?

Victorian contemporary music artists, workers, businesses and organisations.


This program aims to help contemporary music industry artists, workers and businesses to:

  • start working on activities that can be delivered while maintaining physical distancing and COVIDSafe measures
  • develop new works that can be commercialised
  • identify new ways of working, and new delivery pathways to connect with audiences
  • upskill through professional/business development and mentoring opportunities

Funding is available to support projects across the following 4 streams:

  • Victorian First Peoples
  • Deaf and Disabled artists
  • Development of new work
  • Training and professional development

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications will be accepted from Victorian-based contemporary music professionals from all genres and career stages, including Victorian-based artists/bands, performers, agents, managers and promoters, contractors such as bookers, sound and lighting technicians and music industry businesses and organisations.

If applying as an individual, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen currently residing in Victoria, or
  • a permanent resident (holding an appropriate visa) who has resided in Victoria for at least 2 years immediately prior to the date of your application

Organisations must be legally constituted and if not must apply through an auspicing body.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program.