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Live Music Australia 2020/21 Round 2

This is a preview of the Live Music Australia application - Round 2 form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Before you begin

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Please read the Live Music Australia Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) thoroughly before applying.

Please note that Live Music Australia cannot fund an activity that has already occurred. The activity that you are seeking funding for cannot commence or take place prior to entering into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. To allow for the assessment process, and if successful, the time to negotiate a grant agreement, you should refer to the indicative dates in the guidelines to determine the timeframe for your project. 

You should keep a copy of your application and any supporting documentation. Application receipt will be acknowledged via a Smartygrants confirmation email along with an application reference number.

Tips and hints

  • Make sure your application is clear, well-articulated and succinct. Avoid repeating information. Use paragraphs and bullet points to make your application easier to read. Proofread it carefully.
  • Don’t assume any background knowledge about you or your area. Explain your project as you would to someone who is not familiar with your venue.
  • Unconfirmed activities, participating artists, partnerships and cofunding raises concerns about the viability of your project. Where possible, you should confirm as many activities and partners as possible.
  • Provide a clear and transparent budget. Break down large sums and show how you have calculated different items and wages. Clearly indicate which project costs you intend to use the grant for, and which costs will be covered by other funding sources.
  • Provide relevant, compelling and well-presented support letters.
  • Where possible, collate your support material, combining individual images or documents in a single PDF. Provide URLs that direct the assessors to material you wish them to review. Avoid providing URLs to general pages such as home pages.

The Australian Government recognises the significant impact of COVID-19 on the Australian live music industry, and the devastating effects caused by the closure of live music venues and the cancellation of concerts, gigs and tours. In response to this unprecedented situation, funding under this program in 2020-21 will include the opportunity to apply for support for activities that allow live music venues to be ready to re-open and assist in the recovery and re-booting of the sector.

Please refer to the program guidelines which have been adjusted to reflect the impact of COVID-19.

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It is strongly reccommended applicants read the guidelines prior to starting a submission.

Privacy statement

The Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will treat your personal information according to the Australian Privacy Principles and the Privacy Act 1988.

We will use the information collected in this form to administer this grant under the Live Music Australia program. Your information may be provided to our external advisors as part of the assessment process. The contact details you provide in this form may also be disclosed to the Minister for the Arts and other Members of Parliament. Your name, contact details and other personal information will not be provided to any other person or organisation unless it is required by law.

For further information about our privacy obligations (including in relation to how to access or collect personal information or make a complaint) and our contact details for privacy matters, please see our Privacy Policy.