State Government's Music Development Office within the Department of Premier and Cabinet has opened a See it LIVE Music Activation Fund to entice eligible music venues to host more live music.
This fund opened on 12 January and closes on 15 February 2024 and on offer are grants of up to $60,000 for venue operators to put towards costs associated with presenting live music.
To be eligible, venues must be a dedicated live music venue with a capacity of 500 people or less, and be able to provide evidence that they:
▪ have a dedicated and permanent stage for performances that is a significant component of the venue
▪ offer regular delivery of at least two days per week of live music (featuring original) performances
▪ have a current OneMusic licence
▪ that live music forms a significant part of the venue’s normal operations and/or revenue.
Additionally, applicants to this program must agree to their contact details being provided to the
Office for Small and Family Business if they are successful in receiving funding, and to engage with
a free business advisory service.
Venues that present tribute/cover bands are eligible to apply. However, applicants must highlight
the level of original live music to be presented over the term of the grant period.
For application forms and guidelines visit: See it LIVE Music Activation Fund