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Australia Council funding applications open

12 Jan

The Australia Council music grants model supports a diverse range of artists, artistic practice, organisations and arts activity. This includes support for composers, musicians and organisations to create new music and present it to audiences. Their goal is to reflect and promote the diversity, excellence and energy of contemporary Australian musical culture.

They encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Artists and from Artists with Disability.
They accept applications in Languages Other Than English (LOTE).

The latest round of funding includes:

Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups- $10,000 – $50,000

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for this category. In 2017, the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017

Their arts projects program funds a range of activities that deliver benefits to the arts sector and wider public, including national and international audiences. Examples of activities this grant supports include the creation of new work, creative development, touring, festivals, productions, exhibitions, publishing, recording and market development activity.

Playing Australia: Regional Performing Arts Touring Fund

The Australia Council offers three grant rounds each year for Playing Australia. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017

The Regional Performing Arts Touring program supports performing arts to reach regional and remote communities across Australia. Grants are available to support the net touring costs associated with a national tour. There is no limit on the amount that can be requested.

Contemporary Music Touring Program – Up to $15,000

The Australia Council offers two grant rounds each year for the Contemporary Music Touring Program. In 2017 the grant rounds will close on:

  • Tuesday 7 February for projects starting after 1 May 2017

The Contemporary Music Touring Program (CMTP) supports national touring activity undertaken by Australian musicians performing original contemporary music. It provides travel support of up to $15,000 for artists and their manager for tours in Australia that include performances in regional and remote areas.  Up to an additional $15,000 can be requested for tours that meet the conditions for TRAX funding.

* TOP IMAGE: Hideous Sun Demon by Allison Reid at #WAMAwards 2016

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Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.