Applications are now open for grants through the Indigenous Contemporary Music program

First Nations woman Deline Briscoe sings into microphone while performing on stage. She holds a guitar.
Image credit: Deline Briscoe performs at the Cairns Indigenous Art Fair, 2018. Photo by Blueclick Photography.

The Indigenous Contemporary Music program increases development opportunities for First Nations musicians and bands throughout Australia.

By supporting talented performers, the program provides a foundation for ongoing professional careers in the Australian and international music industries.

Financial support is available for First Nations-led organisations who provide professional industry-based opportunities. Funding is available for activities being undertaken in 2023 and 2024.

Activities eligible for support include training, recording and performance opportunities, mentoring and partnerships.

To learn more about what the Australian Government is doing to put First Nations arts and culture first, download Revive: A Place for Every Story, a Story for Every Place.

Applications close 11:59pm Thursday 20 April.