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The Indigenous Contemporary Music program 2020/ 21 Round

The Indigenous Contemporary Music program supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. It provides opportunities and skills to develop ongoing income and employment pathways in the music industry.

The program will fund Indigenous-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands. To receive funding under this program, an organisation must:

  • be fully or partially owned, governed, staffed or advised by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
  • have a history of good governance and sound financial management over an extended period, and
  • have capacity and expertise to design and deliver a development program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

This grant opportunity will run from 3 March 2021 to 30 June 2023 with one funding round per year. The 2020-21 funding round is for activities commencing after 1 July 2021.  A total of $500,000 in funding is available each year

Activities under the program can be for up to 36 months’ duration, provided the activity is completed by 30 June 2024.

There is no minimum amount per grant. There is no maximum grant amount but total grants cannot exceed the amount of available funds and will be assessed against overall value with money and impact of achieving the program objectives