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Live Music Support, Creative Business Champions and Touring

Live Music Support programLive Music Support program closes 19 April

The Live Music Support program offers contestable grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations.

Venues with a capacity of up to 499 people are eligible to apply for up to $60,000, and venues with a capacity greater than 500 people can apply for support of up to $80,000.

How to apply

  • Applications close: 4pm, 19 April 2021

Read the Live Music Support documents: guidelines and frequently asked questions and apply.


Creative Business Champions

The Regional Arts Services Network’s new Creative Business Hub connects arts industry experts with Queensland artists and arts workers, creating meaningful professional development opportunities that support emerging and established artists to progress sustainable careers in the arts.

Creative Business Champions provide expertise and guidance through free, personalised one-on-one online consultations in a range of areas including:

  • producing and leading First Nations arts and cultural initiatives
  • business growth
  • arts leadership
  • arts and cultural tourism experiences
  • grant writing and fundraising
  • driving social outcomes through the arts
  • thriving in the live music industry
  • building cultural competency

Connecting with a Creative Business Champion can help to transform career pathway, gain practical advice and industry insights and grow projects or arts businesses.

For more information or to link to a Creative Business Champion visit RASN.


Touring Queensland and Touring Queensland Quick Response Funds

A reminder that Touring Queensland and Touring Queensland Quick Response funds were announced in February to replace the Playing Queensland Fund.

Touring Queensland

  • Opens: Round 2 opens 21 April 2021
  • Closes: Round 2 closes 12pm, 16 June 2021
  • More information: Available here

Touring Queensland Quick Response Fund