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MUSIC BACKERS

GRANTS

 

FOR ARTISTS & MUSIC BUSINESSES

 

 

MUSIC BACKERS GRANTS

 

We know that everyone’s path is different, and funding is a universal tool that can provide a boost to get back on track, or shift focus to new growth opportunities.

 

Maybe you just need a hand getting back to business, or film your next music video, or perhaps you’ve been sitting on an idea that will seriously shake up the industry, or grow your career.

 

We’ve designed the Grant initiative of the Music Backers Fund so that we can provide support based on what you tell us YOU need it for. Depending on the type of assistance you’re after, you can apply for between AU$2,000 to AU$50,000. It’s our way of backing you to keep the music playing.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR MUSIC BACKERS GRANTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

 

Recipients of Round One Grants have been notified, so keep an eye on your inbox and an ear out for the announcement!

 

Don't forget that if you didn't receive a grant in Round One, your application is still being considered in Round Two.

 

 

 

 

 

GRANT CATEGORIES

 

BACK ON TRACK TRANSFORMATION & GROWTH INNOVATION & COMMUNITY IMPACT

From AU $2,000 to AU$10,000


Sometimes even the simple things can make the biggest difference. Back on Track is available for artists and music businesses to apply for the chance to obtain a grant of up to AU$10,000, to help you get back to doing what you do best!

From AU$2,000 to AU$25,000


Are you looking to shake things up? Transformation & Growth is for those wanting to invest in new opportunities that will set you up for future success. It doesn’t have to be innovative to the industry, but it must be a tool, idea or income stream that is new for you or your business.

From AU$2,000 to AU$50,000


Do you have an epic initiative that would seriously boost your growth? Will it ALSO disrupt or innovate the music industry and/or have a positive impact on the broader music loving community? We want to hear about it and help you to get the ball rolling!

 

 

 

KEY DATES 

 

 

  APPLICATIONS OPEN APPLICATIONS CLOSE JUDGING PROCESS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED
Round One 15 August 2020 at 12.00AM AEST 13 September 2020 at 11.59PM AEST 14 September to 16 October 2020 November 2020
Round Two 14 September 2020 at 12.00AM AEST 9 November 2020 at 9.00AM AEDT 10 November to 10 December 2020

January

2021

 

 

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

 

 

  • We’d suggest avoiding submissions for time in a recording studio – there’s another initiative specifically for this here!
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  • You can submit a maximum of one (1) Grant application per round. If you are successful, you may only receive a maximum of one Grant and it will be for the initiative that is selected by the judging panel.
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  • If you apply in Round 1 and do not hear from us, it doesn’t mean your application was unsuccessful. We retain all applications from Round 1 and may still be considering it in Round 2. As such, please do not resubmit the same application.
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  • Unfortunately, we’re unable to provide an update on the status of individual submissions. If your application is shortlisted, you will hear from us directly. Keep an eye on your inbox!
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  • If you wish to keep a copy of your application, please retain one separately as we’re unable to send you a copy for privacy reasons.
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For all other questions and submission criteria, check out the FAQ’s below.

 

 

 

Music Backers Grant FAQs

 

Please check the FAQs below. If you have more questions relating to the general American Express Music Backers Fund, click here.

 

 

Grant Eligibility

 

I want to apply for a grant. Tell me more 

 

I’ve been selected! Now what?

 

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