Contemporary Music Programs

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


Contemporary music funding for organisations supports programs and activities that provide accessible development pathways for South Australian professional artists and industry representatives. For details, contact Laura Vozzo, Manager, Creative Industries.



Full details in the HANDBOOK.

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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 (Projects) 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 (Projects), in the first instance please read the FAQs for the program, then download the essential HANDBOOK for the round.

Previous Successful Applicants:
April 2017    August 2017     December 2017

April 2018     August 2018     December 2018

April 2019     August 2019

NEXT ROUNDS 2019-20:

Round opens: Monday 4 November 2019
Application deadline: Monday 9 December 2019
Projects can start from: 01 March 2020

Categories: Recording, Touring, Marketing, Skills & Development, Festivals & Events, Jon Lemon Artist in Residence

Information Session: Tuesday 26 November 2019, 5.30pm SHARP @ Grace Emily Hotel (232 Waymouth St, Adelaide). Eventbrite RSVPs now open >

NEXT ROUNDS 2020-2021:
For projects from: 01 July 2020
Round dates TBC

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