A message to our industry:

Dear colleagues,

As live music continues to be impacted by COVID-19, we’ll endeavour to keep you updated on government initiatives to support individuals, businesses and organisations at this time.

Here at the Music Development Office (MDO), we are thrilled to share the news that the South Australian Government is injecting $820,000 into the local music sector to support the ongoing recovery of the music industry which has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding of $500,000 will support venues to host live music, through a new dedicated MDO Live Music Venues Grant Program which is open for applications and we have extended the deadline until Thursday 26 November 2020 to give you more time to apply.

In addition, $320,000 funding is available for artists and music businesses through a second round of the MDO Project Support Grants, with applications open until Thursday 26 November 2020.

Further details including the criteria and how to apply are outlined in the guidelines available on the Live Music Venues Grant Program page and the MDO Project Support Grants page of the MDO website.

For any further enquiries contact MDO Program Manager Elizabeth Reid via email: mdo@sa.gov.au or phone (08) 7320 3307.

Please continue to check business.sa.gov.au to view support for our small business community and for state-wide information about the COVID-19 pandemic please visit SA.GOV.AU.