Grants to support SA musicians to create new music

12 May 2023

Grants of up to $15,000 are on offer for South Australian songwriters, artists and music businesses to support the creation of new music and help sustain businesses in the music sector. 

The State Government's Music Development Office (MDO) Project Support Grants offer two streams of funding to support musicians to continue their creative development and help sustain music businesses in the contemporary music sector. 

Grants are available for creative development to support recording and performing artists, songwriters, producers and artist managers (on behalf of their artists) in the creation and/or release of new original music composition or content. 

Grants are also available for business development to support recording studios, promoters, record labels, booking agents, live music venues, artist managers, self-managed artists and other music entrepreneurs, businesses or organisations with their efforts to facilitate the creation, presentation, production or delivery of original music.

Applications close on Thursday 18 May 2023 with eligible activity for this round taking place from Saturday 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024. 

Only one of these funding streams can be applied for per round. 

Applications for the MDO Project Support Grants will be assessed by a panel of industry representatives. 

Guidelines with more information, including the criteria, how to apply, and details of an information sessions are available on the Music Development Office website: