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Many venues, festivals, events, musicians, promoters and agents are aware of the need to make gigs more accessible and inclusive, to ensure we can reach a wider audience and include a wider range of artists. If this is new for you, knowing where to start and how to go about this can be overwhelming. 1 in 5 Australians live with disability, a huge proportion of our population, and there are a whole range of different access barriers and solutions that we need to consider to ensure we build an inclusive music industry.

Being accessible starts online. Access to information is critical for some people to make informed decisions about whether an event is going to be accessible for them to attend.

As part of the Music Venues Project, Music Victoria is providing free training in online accessibility to venues and other music industry stakeholders to show you how to make your digital content, from your website to your social media channels, accessible to everyone in the community.

This masterclass will share tips and tricks on digital accessibility and provide you with information and resources to go away and make immediate improvements to your online presence.

Presented by disabled musician and access consultant Morwenna Collett, this online session was delivered via Zoom in two parts and was open for anyone willing to to attend.

Music Victoria acknowledges the Traditional Owners, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, on whose unceded land we advocate, support and celebrate on. We pay our deep respects to Elders past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and communities. We acknowledge them as the first artists, the first musicians, and the first creators of culture. We deeply respect the role that music and songlines play in the continuation of their culture for the past 60,000+ years.

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Business Victoria has opened round two of the Live Performance Support Program for suppliers and presenters. If you were contracted to work on a live performance event that has been postponed or cancelled, we encourage you to apply for this funding.

If you’re thinking about applying for Business Victoria's Live Performance Support Program Round Two, register for one of our free online information sessions! We'll cover changes from the last round of funding, program guidelines (including eligibility and how to apply) and answer all your questions.

Click the links below for more info and to register.

Session 1: 20 August at 2pm
Session 2 : 3 September at 2pm

Session 1: 20 August at 4pm
Session 2: 3 September at 4pm

We received great feedback from our last round of info sessions and we hope these next sessions help many more of you submit funding applications!

Business Victoria has opened round two of the Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) for events affected by recent lockdowns and health restrictions. Victorian event presenters, including producers, promoters, venue owners and artists who promote their own shows, are encouraged to apply.

If you’re thinking about applying for the program under the presenter stream, this free online information session is for you.

This session will cover:

• changes from the last round of funding

• program guidelines, including eligibility and how to apply

• funding amounts available ($7000 or $5000 for one event, and a further $5000 for a second event)

• any questions you have.

We received great feedback from our last round of info sessions and we hope these next sessions help many more of you submit funding applications!

Please RSVP your attendance and don’t exclude yourself.

Find out more about the Live Performance Support Program (Presenters) here.

This free information session is a chance for Central Victoria-based musicians, music sector workers and other creatives to learn more about the Australia Council’s grants program. Over the course of an hour, staff from the Australia Council’s Artists Services team will provide an overview of:


This information session will be held on Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the event via the chat function.

The session is being held ahead of the Australia Council's next funding deadline, which is Tuesday 7 September.

This event is presented by the Regional Music Development Program (Mount Alexander Shire, Victoria), which is funded by Creative Victoria and delivered in partnership with Music Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria.


When: 1pm to 2pm on Thursday 19 August

Where: Online! This event will be held via Zoom. You will be able to access the link on the online events page after you have registered.

Cost: This workshop is free but registration via Eventbrite is essential to access the link.

Secure your spot here.