Live Music Events Fund

Live music is part of South Australia’s identity: a creative, thriving sector that makes an important contribution to our economy. The State Government’s Live Music Events Fund was created to support live music events and festivals with the potential to grow into major tourist attractions. The Music Development Office, part of the Creative Industries Directorate within the Department for Innovation and Skills, is administering the fund.

The Government has committed $550,000 per year to support music events and festivals through the Live Music Events Fund.

The fund aims to:
– elevate Adelaide’s recognition as a UNESCO City of Music through activating our live music events calendar, with more festivals and events during winter and spring.
– mitigate the financial barriers experienced by promoters in the first two years of staging a new live music event.
– attract unique music events to South Australia that generate economic activity, provide local jobs and support local musicians.
– support events that have the capacity to build their audiences, transform into major tourist drawcards and are financially sustainable.

The Live Music Events Fund is now closed for the 2021-2022 financial year.

However, the Live Music Events Fund is currently accepting expressions of interest for events taking place from 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.

Please click here to check your eligibility and to register your expression of interest for events within the 2022-2023 financial year.

For any further queries please contact the Music Development Office on 7320 3337.