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About the program

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

You may apply for ONE of these funding streams per round, with eligible activity for this round being from 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2023.

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.

Project Support Grants 2022 Key Dates:


Friday 5 August 2022

Applications opens

Thursday 11 August 2022

Information session

Monday 22 August 2022

Applications close

1 October 2022 – 30 September 2023

Eligible activity period


Register to attend the MDO Project Support Grants information session on Thursday 11 August at St Paul’s Creative Centre (200 Pulteney St Adelaide, Level 1 via stairs access) for a 6.00pm start.

You are also encouraged to explore the opportunities for South Australian events and venue upgrades projects through the See It LIVE package, launched on 19 June 2022.

Music in South Australia

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Program Guidelines with more information, including the criteria and how to apply, and FAQs are also available.