The Andrews Labor Government’s new Music Works Grants program will be a big hit with local musicians.

The new Creative Victoria program will support musicians, music managers and industry organisations to create, develop and showcase their contemporary music.

The grants are part of the Andrews Labor Government $12.2 million contemporary music package delivered in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget.

Music Works Grants will provide support of up to $75,000 for music projects and programs across all contemporary genres and in all areas across the state.

Full program details, including guidelines, sample applications and templates, are available at

Music Works Grants will open for applications on 15 July and close on 12 August 2015. Applicants are encouraged to speak to Creative Victoria’s music grants team before applying.

Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Judith Graley

“These fantastic grants are available to everyone from newcomers to established artists and music professionals,”

“I urge anyone who is interested in the music industry or would like to pursue a career in music to get involved and apply,”

“We all love a great song and I hope that a local musician may take this opportunity and create the next big hit.”