First Nations Music Industry Partnerships

A competitive grant program for Indigenous contemporary music projects to support the development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands by providing professional industry-based opportunities such as training, touring, mentoring, performing, recording and promotion, audience and market development.

Applications should be considerate of COVID-19 gathering restrictions put in place by state and federal governments.

Your activity should last no longer than 12 months from the proposed start date. Activities can commence from 1 December 2020 and must be completed within 12 months of the start date.

The applicants need to be a First Nations owned and lead arts and or music organisations that can supply music and industry development programs.

The application needs to demonstrate that any programs will further First Nations musicians and or artworkers professional and creative development.

The applicant will need to be able to demonstrate that the applied for program is (existing or in the planning stage) is viable and within budget. The applicant will need to show where the remaining budget for the program (not including the applied for amount from the Australia Council) is coming from.

Click here for more information