Eight organisations have been granted a total of $604,000 in the second year of funding under the Australian Government's $2 million Indigenous Contemporary Music Program.
5 July 2021

The program aims to increase the exposure of Indigenous musicians and provide key development opportunities.

The second round of the program will support a range of opportunities and activities, including:

  • Industry-based professional development and mentoring activities run by organisations based in WA, NT, SA and NSW
  • Support for Tasmanian musicians who face income and employment barriers
  • A showcase of emerging talent at the 2021 Cairns Indigenous Art Fair
  • An Aunties music program, recording Indigenous women over the age of 50
  • Support for the National Indigenous Music Awards to transition towards self-determination

The program is providing $500,000 annually over four years, as part of the Government's Australian Music Industry Package announced in the 2019-20 Budget.

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