Music Australia launches new Export Development Fund

Creative Australia’s new dedicated music body, Music Australia has announced the launch of the Export Development Fund, which aims to fast track the success stories of Australian musicians, artists, composers, songwriters and producers internationally.

The fund offers targeted support for emerging, breakthrough and established artists at different career junctures by providing a bespoke grant program that targets three specific areas of international export:

Performance and Touring

Professional and Artistic Development

Audience and Market Development

All categories close Tuesday 9 April at 3pm AEDT. Creative Australia will be holding an online info session, March 12.

This program has been developed to support emerging, breakthrough and established acts and is made available to Australian citizens or permanent residents who are current practicing music professionals, including solo artists, instrumentalists, bands, ensembles, DJ/producers and electronic artists, producers, producers, songwriters and composers.

Among its ambitious aims and expected outcomes, the new Music Australia Export Development Fund has been designed to increase the presence of Australian acts at international festivals, elevate the number of headline tours, and strengthen collaborations with international artists. Additionally, it aims to boost global recognition of Australian music through awards nominations, radio airplay, and appearances on streaming and television platforms.