MDO Project Support Grants


The MDO Project Support Grants offers funding through two distinct streams to support musicians to continue their artistic development and help sustain businesses in the South Australian contemporary original music sector.



Details and dates for the next round of this program will be announced in coming weeks.

If you do not see 2022 dates here, the next Project Support Grant round has not yet been announced. When the MDO is able to advise of the program details and dates, they will be published on this site.

When the round is announced, the MDO will also confirm the eligible activity dates.

To ensure you are notified of these dates, and other upcoming funding opportunities, please join our mailing list.

Funding is currently available for South Australian events and venue upgrades projects through the See It LIVE package, launched on 19 June 2022. Visit the official site for details.



Stream A: Creative Development – grants of up to $15,000 to support recording and performing artists, songwriters, producers and artists managers (on behalf of their artists) in the creation and/or release of new original music composition or content.

Stream B: Business Development – grants of up to $15,000 to support recording studios, promoters, record labels, booking agents, live music venues, artist managers, self-managed artists and other music entrepreneurs, businesses or organisations with their efforts to facilitate the creation, presentation, production or delivery of original music.

Applicants are required to read the official program Guidelines (pdf) before applying. Note: Guidelines are subject to change between rounds, and your are encouraged to download the newest edition when a round opens.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.


It is important to note that while the Music Development Office manages this funding program, it does not determine the final outcomes.

Applications are assessed by a panel of industry representatives, who rigorously assess applications against program criteria. The panel prepares funding recommendations for the Minister for approval.

Please note, funding rounds for the Project Support Grants can be highly competitive, and there are generally a greater number of worthy applications than the available funds can support.



For any enquiries, please contact the MDO Grants Hotline on 08 7320 3337 or email

For direct notification of future rounds please join our mailing list.


Previous Successful Applicants:

October round 2021

April round 2021

November round 2020

April round 2020