Reactivating live music performances is a step closer today with the Government announcing more than $2.5 million in grants will be shared by 101 venues across the country through round two of the $20 million Live Music Australia program.
The program is designed to bring more live music to Australian communities and to support quality original music that is professionally staged, by funding small to medium venues in every state and territory—from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs and theatres in major capital cities.
It is providing critical support to live music venues across Australia, assisting them with re-opening, building and rebuilding their capacity for programming activity as restrictions on public gatherings and live music performance are lifted.
Eighty three grants are being provided through round two of the program, increasing performance and partnership opportunities for Australian artists.
Applications for round three of the program will open later this year, with funding to support venues in 2022 as they resume regular programming of original live Australian music.