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Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program: Stream 2 – Victorian Deaf and Disabled applicants only

The Victorian Music Industry Recovery Program offers grants to Victorian-based contemporary music industry artists, workers, businesses and organisations who have been impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).

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The one-off program is a response to the unique challenges the industry is facing at this critical time. It will help the industry respond to the changing market and restricted environment while enabling workers and businesses to keep working, generating income, and maintaining vital business partnerships.

Funding available

$4,000 to $50,000 plus Access Costs (noting additional requirements for total requests over $40,000. See the Guidelines for further information). Access Costs – Please contact program staff to discuss how to include this in your application and budget as these costs will vary depending on the applicant and size/scope of project.

Who can apply

The program accepts applications from Victorian-based contemporary music professionals from all genres and career stages, including Victorian-based artists/bands, performers, agents, managers and promoters, contractors such as bookers, sound and lighting technicians and music industry businesses and organisations (also see General Eligibility).

Stream 2 – Victorian Deaf and Disabled applicants only: supports Victorian Deaf and Disabled contemporary music artists, industry workers and businesses/organisations for activity described under Streams 3 and 4.**

Watch Arts Access Victoria CEO Caroline Bowditch’s video with Auslan interpretation.

Stream 3 – Development of new work: supports Victorian contemporary music artists, industry workers and businesses/organisations to create new works or activity, develop new or adapted forms of delivery, and connect to markets.

Stream 4 – Training and professional/business development: supports contemporary music artists, industry workers and businesses/organisations to undertake professional development, business development and mentoring activities.

Key dates

Round opens: 12 pm, 21 September 2020, please apply using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 22 October 2020
For activity commencing after 10 December 2020.

Who to talk to

Stream 2 (Deaf and Disabled applicants)      

For grant information, contact: Sasha Leong at Creative Victoria on 8683 3140 or at

For support and auspicing of grants, contact: Tania Smith at Arts Access Victoria on 8640 60001 or at

More info

Creative Victoria’s website

Covid-19 Development