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Applications are open

The MDO Project Support Grants (PSGs) support local musicians and music businesses with creative and business development projects. The PSGs offer funding to support musicians to continue their creative development and to help sustain music businesses in the South Australian contemporary music sector.

Applications for the April 2024 round are now open, see key dates below.

Stream A: Creative Development

Grants of up to $15,000 to support recording and performing artists, songwriters, producers and artist 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.

Want to apply but don't know where to start?

Join us for an information session:

Date: Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George St Thebarton

Date: Wednesday 17th April 2023

Time: 5.30 for a 6:00pm sharp start

Project Support Grants 2024 Key Dates

There will be two rounds of the program in 2024.

An April 2024 round will support activity from 1 July 2024 – 30 June 2025.

An October 2024 round will support activity from 1 January 2025 – 31 December 2025.

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Next round key dates:

  • Applications open – 11 April 2024
  • Information session – 17 April 2024
  • Applications close – 3 May 2024
  • Notification of recipients – late June 2024
  • Eligible start date for activity – from Monday 1 July 2024

Guidelines and FAQs with more information including eligibility criteria and how to apply are available below.

You are also encouraged to stay connected to the MDO social channels for any updates regarding new opportunities that may become available.

Congratulations to all previous PSG recipients from the October 2023 round

Project Support Grant recipients have been announced across both Stream A: Creative Development and Stream B: Business Development.

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