Music Works

The 2024 round of Music Works offers grants in two new focus areas:

  • Uncovering Talent: is for applicants who have never received Creative Victoria funding, offering grants of $5,000 for projects that boost the careers of early career artists and artists from backgrounds that are currently underrepresented in the industry.
  • Evolve and Export: will offer grants of between $10,000 and $20,000 to support innovative new music projects and activity that will take Victorian music to new markets for artists with a proven track record.

Both categories have dedicated streams for First Peoples and Deaf and Disabled applicants, alongside the General stream.

Applications for all streams of the program open on Thursday, 14 March 2024 and will close at 3pm on Thursday, 18 April 2024, supporting activity starting from 1 September 2024.  

For full guidelines and more details, head here:

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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.

Read the Guidance Material and book a time to discuss your submission with Regional Arts Victoria Staff.

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).

The Quick Response Rounds are now open and run each month until November.

For more information:

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