A message to our industry:

Dear Colleagues,

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

The Federal Government’s new Live Music Australia program is now open for applications.

This $20 million program aims to help our live music community with support for venues to host gigs, performances and tours of local talent as restrictions ease.

This open competitive grant program aims to assist pubs, clubs and venues as they reopen and rebuild music programs, as restrictions are lifted on public gatherings and live performance.

The program also supports performance opportunities for original contemporary music by Australian artists and supports partnerships, collaboration and networks across the Australian live music industry.

There are also a few tips courtesy of our Federal colleagues on how to apply here, and to apply, go here. Applications close on 13 September 2020.

The Federal Government has also released details of its $75 million RISE (Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand) Fund.

The program aims to assist companies in the arts and entertainment sector present new or re-imagined activities, opportunities and structural adjustments that have been developed in response to the COVID-19 restrictions, including innovative ways to deliver content and productions.

To find out more and to apply, go here.  Applications close on 31 May 2021, subject to allocation of funds

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.