Contemporary Music Programs

Funding for Contemporary Music in South Australia is facilitated by the Music Development Office, and delivered through the Dept for Industry & Skills.

Full details in the HANDBOOK.

Funding is made available to:

  • Strengthen the South Australian contemporary music sector through long-term strategies that build on its national and international reputation and that are acknowledged with pride at home.
  • Support emerging professional and professional South Australia-based artists to create quality original music and live performance opportunities locally, nationally and internationally.
  • Assist in the development and sustainability of South Australia-based, nationally focused music businesses that support local artist career development.

The Contemporary Music Grant program is divided into two areas of focus: Artist Development and Industry Development:

  • Artist Development Grants provide funding for artist and audience development and the creation of original South Australian music.
  • Industry Development Grants aim to support local music businesses to establish and strengthen sustainable partnerships and collaborative projects that support and develop the careers of professional musicians and contribute to a buoyant SA music sector.

If you are interested in applying for a new grant through the Contemporary Music Grant Program, in the first instance please read the FAQs for the program, then download the essential HANDBOOK for the round.


Categories: Recording, Touring, Marketing, Skills & Development, Festivals & Events, Strategic Partnerships

Round opens: Monday 1 April 2019
Application deadline: Monday 29 April 2019
Projects can start from: 01 July 2019

Information Session: Monday 15 April 2019, 5.30pm SHARP @ St Paul’s Creative Centre. RSVP essential via EventBrite

Elizabeth Reid, Program Officer, Music Development Office: 08 7320 3307, 

View previous recipients of Contemporary Music grants here (link coming soon).