MDO Project Support Grants

The April 2021 round of the Project Support Grants is now closed.

ALL applicants have now been notified of the results by email, and a list of the grantees will be published on this page in coming weeks.



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.

Funding rounds are generally held in April (for activity from 1 July), and November (for activity from 1 January).

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.

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 Innovation and Skills for approval.

Please note, in competitive funding rounds, there are usually a greater number of worthy applications than the available funds can support.


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

Please join our mailing list for notification of future rounds, and other MDO announcements.

Previous Successful Applicants:
April round 2020

November round 2020