To support Tasmanian contemporary musicians whose engagements have been cancelled due to COVID-19 to record music and music videos for digital distribution and promotion, grants of up to $15 000 are available. Projects must take place in Tasmania and support Tasmanian musicians to work with other Tasmanian artists and production professionals.
To qualify for funding under the Tasmanian Contemporary Music Fund, you must be a Tasmanian artists or arts worker who has been resident in Tasmania for at least six of the last 12 months or a Tasmanian arts organisation. Groups with interstate members can apply but only Tasmanian artists and professionals can be supported. Contemporary music is defined as music that is currently being written, recorded and performed by Australians. Genres include (but would not be limited to) blues, country, electronic/dance, experimental, folk, funk, hiphop, jazz, metal, pop, rock, roots, and world.
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.
Applications open: Friday, 27 March 2020
Applications close: Monday, 4 May 2020