SOUNDS AUSTRALIA is not a funding body and therefore not in a position to offer any kind of financial assistance. In the interest of staying neutral and fair, we do not provide Letters of Support to funding bodies on any artist’s behalf.
It is important to note that funding is available through different State grant programs.
Make sure you cost your entire initiative out first with funding assistance and without (don’t forget to budget in the correct currency).
Information about Australia Council’s new funding model and how to apply can be found here
Phone: 02 9215 900
Toll Free: 1800 226 912
NRS: 1800 555 677
The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.
Reimburses up to 50% of eligible export promotion expenses above $10,000 provided that the total expenses are at least $20,000
Applications for the 2013-14 grant year are now closed.
2014-15 grant year – applications open 1 July 2015 to 30 November 2015
More information can be found here
Arts NSW has announced the Arts and Cultural Development Program (ACDP) to replace the former Arts Funding Program (AFP). A summary of the ACDP including key changes can be found on the Arts NSW website here.
Aboriginal Quick Response
Apply at any time
Contact: Liza-Mare Syron email@example.com
Telephone: 02 8218 2213 Free call: 1800 358 594 (within NSW)
Funding inquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
Telephone Freecall 1800 358 594 (within NSW) Telephone 02 8218 2222 (outside NSW)
MUSIC NSW has a resource page on funding that can be found here
The next closing round for Creative Industries Grants, including contemporary music, through the Department of Culture and the Arts is Thursday 8 October for activity commencing after 1st February 2016.
Head to the website to download for further information:
Please be aware: you must have resided in WA for the past 12 months and have NO overdue acquittals with DCA to be eligible.
Contact the Contemporary Music Project Officer:
Pete Guazzelli - firstname.lastname@example.org
(08) 6552 7460 or Freecall 1800 199 090 (Country WA Callers only)
The fellowship will consist of an award of $25,000 to a Queensland based
contemporary songwriter. The recipient will undertake a trip of up to two
months to either London, Berlin or New York. The Fellowship has been
designed to expose the recipient to the full cultural life of one of these
cities as a source of inspiration and creativity.
Bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures of Queensland to the world
Arts Queensland contemporary music contacts:
Ms Alexie Jell 07 30344016 email email@example.com
Ms Donna Fahey-Macey 07 30344056 email firstname.lastname@example.org
$2,500 – $75,000
All requests must include an appropriate level of cash and/or in-kind contributions to the project.
All requests of $10,000 and over must have a minimum of 20% of the request in cash co-funding (eg. generated fees/income and/or applicant cash contribution and/or other funding partners such as government, corporate, private etc).
Applicants requesting $35,000 or more must contact program staff before submitting an application.
All requests of $40,000 or more:
Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 12 August, for activities commencing after 15 November 2015.
The Contemporary Music funding program is divided into two areas of focus:
Arts Development Officer, 08 8463 5414,
It is strongly recommended that you to contact one of Arts Tasmania’s Program Officers before submitting your grant application to obtain advice that may be relevant to your specific proposal.
Please call (03) 6237 6323 to speak to a Program Officer or to book an appointment.
Funding Limit: Up to $1500 per grant to a max of $2000 per financial year
Notification Date: 15 working days after submission
For more information on the arts funding contact:
Arts NT – Arts Brokers on 8999 8981 Free Call 1800 678 237