JMR with Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher
Applications are now open for the fourth round of the Morrison Government’s $20 million Live Music Australia program, designed to bring more home-grown music to Australian stages.
Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the Government is providing $2.5 million in funding under this round to support venues in their recovery from the pandemic.
“As COVID-19 restrictions ease across the country, this targeted funding is vital for venues to rebuild their capacity so they are ready to welcome audiences back – to enjoy original live Australian music,” Minister Fletcher said.
“I encourage pubs, clubs and venues around the country to apply for this round of funding – whether they are located in suburban, regional or remote areas – we’re committed to getting this nation’s music industry back on its feet.”
Senator for Victoria Sarah Henderson said regional live music venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and vital funding will enable operators to welcome back crowds.
“Live music is central to the fabric of our local and visitor entertainment offering and I encourage businesses to apply for this funding to welcome musicians back to the stage and, importantly, patrons back to venues,” Senator Henderson said.
“The Morrison Government has already invested more than $8 million to support more 300 live music venues and the recovery and sustainability of the live music sector, and this fourth round will expand this funding into the venues that need it most.”
For more information about Live Music Australia visit arts.gov.au/contemporary-music and to apply for Live Music Australia funding visit arts.gov.au/funding-and-support/live-music-australia. Applications close at 11.59pm on 20 December, 2021.
26 November 2021