Funding

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).

The Australia Council for The Arts

Information about Australia Council’s new funding model and how to apply can be found here

CONTACT: 

enquiries@australiacouncil.gov.au

Phone: 02 9215 900

Toll Free: 1800 226 912

NRS: 1800 555 677

Export Market Development Grants

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

NEW SOUTH WALES

ArtsNSW

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.

Arts NSW funding guidelines

Aboriginal Quick Response 

Apply at any time

Contact: Liza-Mare Syron liza-mare.syron@arts.nsw.gov.au

Telephone: 02 8218 2213 Free call: 1800 358 594 (within NSW)

Funding inquiries can be directed to: arts.funding@arts.nsw.gov.au Email: arts.funding@arts.nsw.gov.au 

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

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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:

http://www.dca.wa.gov.au/funding/grants-programs/creative-industries/

Categories include:

Commercial Development

Skills Development

Sector Development

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 - contemporary.music@dca.wa.gov.au

(08) 6552 7460 or Freecall 1800 199 090 (Country WA Callers only)

QUEENSLAND

ArtsQLD

Queensland Arts Showcase Program

  • Draft guidelines for this new program now open for public comment.

Arts and Cultural Investment Framework

  • Organisations Fund – For outstanding arts and cultural organisations. (Closing 31 Jul 2013 for Jan 2014 to Dec 2016)
  • Projects and Programs Funds – Projects or programs of arts and cultural activities by an individual, organisation or collective. (From 1 Sep this Fund will be replaced by the Queensland Arts Showcase Program)
  • Individuals Fund – Professional and career development for individual artists and cultural workers – emerging and established. (Closing 27 April 2015, for activities starting on or after 6 July 2015)
  • Innovation Fund – Funding for innovative and transformative ideas programs and practices. (Dates to be confirmed)
  • Arts Leverage Fund – Dollar for dollar matched funding. (Rolling – applications accepted anytime)
  • Playing Queensland Fund – support for touring. (Rolling – applications accepted anytime)

Other awards for individuals:

Also for organisations:

  • Billy Thorpe Scholarship – $10,000 prize for Queensland based contemporary bands or solo artists.
  • Backing Indigenous Arts – Bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures of Queensland to the world.
  • Queensland Government Exhibitions Indemnification Scheme – The Queensland Government indemnifies significant exhibitions of art work and cultural property to offset the cost of commercial insurance cover which would otherwise be required for the transport and display of works of cultural and historical importance.

Other projects funding:

  • Backing Indigenous Arts – Bringing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander arts and cultures of Queensland to the world

Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship 

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.

Backing Indigenous Arts 

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 alexie.jell@arts.qld.gov.au

Ms Donna Fahey-Macey 07 30344056 email donna.fahey-macey@arts.qld.gov.au

VICTORIA

VicArts

$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:

  • Must be from legally constituted organisations, including local government; and
  • If successful, will be required to provide a Business Plan, Audited Financial Statements or similar documentation that demonstrates the organisation’s financial profile before funding is released. Note: applications from local government are exempt from this requirement.

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 12 August, for activities commencing after 15 November 2015.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

ArtsSA

The Contemporary Music funding program is divided into two areas of focus:

  • Artist Development Grants
  • Industry Development Grants
    • Strategic Partnerships
    • Pocket Grants
    • Organisations Funding
Closing date: 7 August 2015
Notification date: September 2015
Commencement date: 1 October 2015
Closing date: 4 December 2015
Notification date: February 2016
Commencement date: 1 March 2016

Arts Development Officer, 08 8463 5414,

bates.becc@dpc.sa.gov.au

TASMANIA

ArtsTas

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.

NORTHERN TERRITORY

ArtsNT

QUICK RESPONSE SCHEME

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

Email arts.office@nt.gov.au

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