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18/19 Music Now

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Overview and Eligibility

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The NSW Government through Create NSW and the Office of Responsible Gambling Liquor and Gaming is committing $1million to support the presentation of contemporary live music in NSW. The Music Now Contemporary Live Music Funding program will invest in a program of activities, events or performances that support NSW musicians to present new work and increase participation in live music events across the state

Refer to the Music Now Guidelines for more details.

Funding Amount

Up to $40,000 is available for a one-off, series or an annual program of live music events.

Closing dates

14 March 2019


For projects starting after 1 May 2019.

Activities must take place between 1 May 2019 and 31 December 2020.

Confirm you have read the Music Now Guidelines * Required


To be eligible for funding, applications must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Applicant type: Applications are encouraged from venues, promoters, or a collective of musicians self-presenting. Organisations already in receipt of program funding from Create NSW are eligible to apply however the project must sit outside their core activities. For-profit organisations are eligible to apply if the activity takes place on a break-even basis.
  • Applicant location: All individual applicants must reside in NSW or, for organisations, have a registered office address in NSW
  • Activity Period: Activities must take place between 1 May 2019 and 31 December 2020
  • Project Location: All events must take place in NSW

Refer to ACDP Guidelines and Music NSW Guidelines  for more details or contact details below if you wish to discuss issues or concerns relating to Eligibility.


Do you meet all eligibility requirements? * Required