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Tasmanian Contemporary Music Fund

The Tasmanian Contemporary Music Fund supports Tasmanian musicians whose engagements have been cancelled due to COVID-19. The fund supports musicians to record music and create music videos for digital distribution and promotion.

Applications are currently closed

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Key dates

Opens: 27 March 2020
Closes: 4 May 2020

Notification will occur within three weeks of the closing date.

Activities can start any time after notification.

Who can apply?

  • Individuals, groups and organisations are all eligible to apply
  • Arts organisations must be based in Tasmania
  • Groups with interstate members are eligible to apply, but grant funding can only be used to support Tasmanian artists and professionals

Organisations in receipt of administered funding from the Tasmanian Government (including the Theatre Royal Management Board) are not eligible to apply for support package funds.

All other applicants must meet Arts Tasmania’s general eligibility requirements.

How many times can I apply?

Applications are limited to one per applicant.

How is contemporary music defined?

Contemporary music is defined as music that is currently being written, recorded and performed by Australians. Genres include (but are not limited to) blues, country, electronic/dance, experimental, folk, funk, hiphop, jazz, metal, pop, rock, roots, and world music.

What can I apply for?

Activities can include recording, mixing and mastering costs, and filming or creating a music video.

All activities and projects must take place in Tasmania.

The fund is designed to support Tasmanian musicians working with other Tasmanian artists and production professionals.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for up to $15 000.

The program has a total pool of funding of $250 000.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed by a multi-artform panel of peer assessors drawn from the Cultural and Creative Industries Expert Register.

Peers will assess applications against the criteria of:

  • quality
  • planning
  • benefit.

For more information, please visit criteria.

How do I submit my application?

Your application must be submitted online before 11:59 pm on 4 May 2020

Please contact Arts Tasmania on (03) 6165 6666 before the closing date if you are not able to submit your application online.  

Applications will not be considered if they are submitted after the closing date.

Do you need help with your application

Discuss your application with Arts Tasmania before the closing date.

Contact the Arts Tasmania grants team on 03 6165 6666 or

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