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Applications for Creative Victoria's Live Music Restart Program - Festivals & Events have opened, with funding of between $250,000 and $1,000,000 available to support the delivery of a single live music festival or event (3000 capacity in-person or more) or a series of live music festivals/large scale events, in Victoria.

If you are an experienced event organiser with an established Victorian live music festival or event, hear directly from Creative Victoria as we work through the application process together spelling out requirements and key selection criteria to be addressed.

The Live Music Restart Program - Festivals & Events ('the program') is intended to support the return of large, complex live music festivals and events in Victoria (with a capacity of 3000 or more in-person attendees) delivered by event organisers with a proven track record of delivering these types of events.

The funding round will open 3pm 21 July 2022 and close at 3pm on 18 August 2022.

Applications for Creative Victoria’s Music Works grants have opened, with grants of between $4,000 and $40,000 available for a range of music projects.

Join us and the team from Creative Victoria for our online info session on the Music Works Grants (June 2022 Funding Round).

In this session, hear directly from Creative Victoria as we work through the application process together spelling out requirements and key selection criteria to be addressed.

The Music Works Grants program accepts applications from Victorian-based contemporary music industry professionals. This may include artists/bands, managers, promoters, labels, and other music industry businesses and organizations across all genres and career stages. Applications close on June 30th, 2022 for activities commencing from October 1st, 2022.

For more information on the Music Works Grants, including Guidelines, Assessment Criteria, etc head to:

As we are all coming out of lockdown and heading into the holidays, it's tough to balance life and stay afloat. Jumping straight back into gigging, work, and socializing can be exhausting. If you are a musician, performing arts, or music industry worker, the Support Act COVID-19 Crisis Relief Grants are still available, but applications must be in by December 3rd to be processed before Christmas.

Music Victoria understands that the application process can be confusing, so we are partnering with Support Act and Songlines to host an info session to assist you with the application process. Kiwat Kennell will be joined by Support Act’s First Nations Community Engagement/Social Worker Cerisa Grant and Songlines Co-CEO Kiernan Ironfield. The current round of funding is almost running out, so be sure to listen carefully and send any questions you may have to the team at Support Act or Music Victoria, listed below.


As we’re all coming out of lockdown, we think it’s best to hear what’s going on around in our local area.

Join the City of Port Phillip’s Live Music Lead and Music Victoria’s Project Coordinator Kiwat Kennell for a chat about the recently implemented Live Music Action Plan.

In this session, we discuss recently released programs that support local venues, grants, music events, musicians and the wider industry.


Sustaining Creative Workers provides quick-response grants to individual creative practitioners as well as creative collectives and micro-organisations to help them through the challenges of the pandemic and plan for reactivation.

Music Victoria ran an information session on the grant application process. This session will tailor to the wider music industry.

A series of short stories from creatives who have found alternative ways to be inspired and earn some money whilst live music has been off the table.

Collaborating Online
– Terry Man and Narayana Johnson (aka River Boy)

Streaming: The Pros & Cons
– Erin Shay and Si Hopman

Thriving in the New Normal – Kee’ahn