A $3000 travel bursary is available for music writers to attend international showcases and write about Australian artists performing.

The Australia Council For The Arts is offering four travel bursaries in 2023, in partnership with Sounds Australia, supporting the creation of more content on Australian music becoming discoverable into the global market.

Priority will be given to events that are supported by Sounds Australia, and those with confirmed media content. To see which events we’ll be attending in 2023, head to our Upcoming Events page.

Travel must be completed in 2023 and the Australia Council expects all other costs including insurance, visas and travel costs to be covered by the recipient. Deadline for submission is 17 April 2023 – recipients will be notified as soon as possible after the assessment.


Applicants must be over 18 years old at the time of submission with a valid passport. No more than one recipient from any one organisation. The Australia Council will not be liable for any other costs, visas or insurances and this bursary is a contribution towards travel and accommodation. For profit organisations are eligible.

If you have any questions, please contact hopadmin@australiacouncil.gov.au.