The Music Works program provides funding for projects – including new ideas and new approaches – that will support Victoria’s position as a world-leading state for contemporary music.
Applications are sought from Victorian based contemporary music artists and industry professionals across all genres and career stages. Applicants can apply for funding for projects with creative and commercial outcomes, commencing from 1 March 2022.
Project proposals must demonstrate impact both for the applicant and the broader Victorian contemporary music sector and may include activities such as collaboration and partnerships, the creation of new works, audience engagement and exploring opportunities.
Priority will be given to activities which can be delivered in a COVIDSafe way or can be easily adapted in the face of changing health restrictions.
The program has three streams:
1. First Peoples Stream
Applications by Victorian First Peoples music industry professionals or First Peoples-led music industry businesses or organisations will be assessed by a First Peoples assessment panel to ensure Aboriginal self-determination.
2. Deaf and Disabled Stream
Applications by Victorian Deaf and Disabled music industry professionals or music industry businesses or organisations will be assessed by an assessment panel of music industry peers with lived experience of Deafness and Disability. Applications that are not Deaf and Disabled led but involve key participants who identify as Deaf and Disabled may also elect to be assessed under this stream
3. General Stream
All other applications will be assessed by a panel made up of a diverse range of music industry peers.
Applications will be accepted for requests of between $4,000 to $40,000 for individuals or groups/organisations.
Deaf and Disabled applicants under Stream 2 may also apply for an additional amount of up to $5,000 on top of their general project costs to cover specific access expenses.
Applications are currently closed
Information here: https://creative.vic.gov.au/grants-and-support/programs/music-works
The Creative Projects Fund seeks to support professional artists, creative practitioners, groups/collectives and creative micro to small organisations with short-term funding to develop and/or launch work that defines and represents Victoria’s cultural identity and breaks new ground.
Applications are encouraged from a wide range of creative disciplines from across the sector, including but not limited to screen, digital games, design, visual arts/craft, literature, dance/physical performance, circus, cabaret, music, sound art, theatre, multidisciplinary and cross-industries collaborations.
This program has three streams:
- First Peoples creatives stream – Applications led by Victorian First Peoples creatives will be assessed in alignment with Aboriginal self-determination by a First Peoples assessment panel
- Deaf and Disabled creatives stream – Applications led by Victorian Deaf and Disabled creatives can choose to be assessed by an assessment panel of creative industries peers with lived experience of deafness and disability, or by specific creative industries peers depending on the creative discipline chosen
- General stream – All other applications will be assessed by specific creative industries peers depending on the creative discipline chosen
Applications will be accepted for requests from $5,000 to $20,000.
- All applicants are encouraged to include access costs within their project budgets that make activities accessible to a Deaf and Disabled audience (e.g. Auslan, captioning, audio description, materials in other formats).
- Deaf and Disabled applicants applying to the Deaf and Disabled creatives stream, may apply for the general project costs, plus up to $3,000 to cover any additional specific access costs that will help remove barriers for the creatives/arts workers involved in the project. These additional funds can only be used for access initiatives costs and cannot be repurposed for general project costs.
Applications are currently closed.
More information here: https://creative.vic.gov.au/grants-and-support/programs/creative-projects-fund
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Quick Response Grants
Quick Response Grants funds professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports the immediate need that arises where the activity is unable to be planned for or supported in other funding rounds, for example taking up professional development, skills development or small project opportunities at short notice.
You can apply for Quick Response Grants up to $3,000 for individuals and $5,000 for organisations.
You will be advised in writing of the outcome of your application no later than 5 business days from the date the round closes, see table below for details.
Projects must commence between 2 to 12 weeks after the date you submit your application, (e.g. the earliest your start date can be is 14 days from the closing date of the round).
Quick Response Grants are open 10 times each year during February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November.
For projects commencing from: 14 December 2023 (2 to 12 weeks after the round’s closing date)
Opens: 9:00am 1 November
Closes: 11:59pm 30 November 2023
For more information: https://www.rav.net.au/grants/quick-response-grants/
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