MDO Project Support Grants

A second round of the MDO Project Support Grants is now available, with applications open from Wednesday 4 November until Thursday 26 November 2020.

The MDO Project Support Grants will provide $320,000 through two distinct streams of funding to support musicians to continue their artistic development and help sustain businesses in the South Australian contemporary original music sector.

You may only choose ONE of these funding streams per round and activity can take place from 1 January to 31 December 2021.

Stream A: Creative Development – grants of up $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.

Please note South Australian venues that support live music activity are eligible to apply in Stream B of the MDO Project Support Grants, as well as the MDO Live Music Venues Grant Program.

To support you with your application, please see more information including the criteria and how to apply in the Guidelines (pdf) and Frequently Asked Questions.

Apply now by completing the application form:

Stream A: Creative Development Application 

Stream B: Business Development Application

It is important to note that the grant applications will be assessed by industry representatives and unfortunately not all applications will receive funding.

Key dates for the MDO Project Support Grants
• Wednesday 4 November 2020 – Grant round opens
• Thursday 26 November 2020 – Grant round closes
• Applicants will receive notification on whether they have been successful in receiving their grant in December 2020.

For any further enquiries contact MDO Program Manager Elizabeth Reid via email: or phone (08) 7320 3307.