MDO Live Music Support Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The $3 million Live Music Support Program offers funding through two categories for dedicated live music venues, music specific event promoters and professional touring artists and crew, to support them to resume live music activity once national and international borders re-open.

 

DATES:

Applications for the Live Music Support Grants program are now closed.

 

GENERAL:

Category 1: Live music venues and event promoters – up to $300,000

Click here for detailed Guidelines. More information is also available in the FAQs.

Eligible dedicated live music venues and music industry event promoters may apply for funding through this competitive grant program to assist with costs associated with preparing to present live music activity.

To be eligible, businesses must be able to demonstrate a decline in income of more than 60 per cent compared to pre COVID-19, and that more than 65 per cent of their income is derived from live music activity.

There are three tiers under which you may apply:

Amount available Eligibility
Tier One Competitive grants of up to $300,000 Dedicated live music venues with an over 500-person capacity – or – Music specific event promoters
Tier Two Competitive grants of up to $100,000 Dedicated live music venues with over 200-person capacity

 

Tier Three Competitive grants of up to $50,000 Dedicated live music venues with over 100-person capacity

 

 

 

 

Category 2: Professional Touring Artists and Crew – up to $50,000

Click here for detailed Guidelines. More information is also available in the FAQs.

Eligible South Australian based professional touring contemporary music artists and their local crew may apply for funding through this competitive grant program to assist with costs associated with the planning and preparation of new touring activity.

To be eligible, applicants must be able to demonstrate a decline in income of more than 60 per cent compared to pre COVID-19, and that more than 65 per cent of their income is derived from live music activity.

 

Applications to both categories will be assessed against the eligibility criteria with input from a panel of industry representatives.

 

FOR QUESTIONS

For any enquiries contact MDO Industry Development Manager Nicole Turvey via email Nicole.turvey@sa.gov.au or phone via Creative Industries (08) 7320 3337.

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