Don’t fret, with a number of extremely supportive organisations and funding pools out there, you don’t need to do it all on your own.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries has regular funding rounds as part of its Contemporary Music program, including long-lead grants (covering Commercial Development, Sector Development, Skills Development and Creative Industries Travel Assistance categories) and monthly Quick Response grants (for unplanned opportunities that arise). More info here.

The Australia Council for the Arts has regular funding rounds to cater for a large range of projects, with grants including Skills and Arts Development (Artist Development), International Showcase – Music Makers, International Markets – Music Managers, Festivals Australia, Hopscotch, International Pathways, New Work Writing and Recording and Fellowships. More info here.

Federal Government Grants and Assistance Directory provides information on a wide range of grants available to communities and local governments through the State Government and selected Commonwealth Government agencies, plus a number of private sector organisations. More info here.

West Australian Government Grants Directory covers a large range of grants available to WA individuals, businesses and organisations. More info here.

The GrantsLINK Directory has information about Federal, State and Local government funding programs. More info here.

The Seed Fund was established by John Butler to support emerging musicians, artists and arts workers via numerous different grant categories and strategic initiatives. Grants and initiatives are made financially possible by donations from within the music and arts community. More info here.

Country Arts WA are WA’s peak body for regional arts, delivering a range of arts development and performing arts touring programs on behalf of the State and Federal Governments. More info here.

Lotterywest supports a wide variety of not-for-profit, community-based proposals that enhance the lives of Western Australians across the State, including music events, festivals and more. More info here.

Community Arts Network WA inspire creativity to breathe life and vitality into community, including resourcing creative projects across the state with innovative funding and developing cross-sector partnerships. More info here.

Propel Arts cater for projects involving young people aged 12-26 years, including the YCulture arts grants being popular with schools, youth groups and services wanting to coordinate creative projects. More info here.

Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Grants Program was launched in WA in 2009, providing project funding to support artist-in-residence activity in public schools and universities to improve students’ access to high quality arts. More info here.

Healthway’s sponsorship program includes providing funds to arts organisations in WA in return for the promotion of healthy messages, including Smarter Than Smoking. More info here.

The Ian Potter Foundation offers grants to organisations that advance knowledge and benefit the community including in the areas of the arts, community wellbeing and education. More info here.

Please note

WAM is happy to offer general advice, however the organisations offering the funding are the best places for specific information or assistance with grant applications.