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Live Music Support program (Closed)

The Live Music Support Program (LMSP) Round 2 offered contestable grant funding to Queensland-based indoor live music venues to offset revenue losses and stabilise business operations in 2021, building on earlier support delivered via the Queensland Government’s Arts and Cultural Recovery Package. This program acknowledges the continuing impacts of COVID-19 on the financial viability of live music venues, and the importance of music venues for Queensland communities, artists, and the economy.

Information about the fund

Objectives 

  • Relieve short term cost pressures for live music venues operating at reduced capacity.
  • Support employment of venue staff, technical crew and artists.
  • Ensure venues that program original live music are in a strong position to safely resume full operations when restrictions are lifted.
  • Support the current and future viability of Queensland’s live music ecology.

 

Funding 

From $40,000 to $380,000 subject to eligiblity criteria. 

 

Eligibility criteria

See Live Music Support Program guidelines for a full list of eligibility requirements.

 

How to apply

Applications open: 16 July 2021

Applications closed: 16 August 2021 at 4pm

1. Read the Live Music Support documents

2. Apply online

3. Complete applications will be assessed for eligibility as they are submitted to Arts Queensland from Monday 19 July 2021.

Online submission through SmartyGrants is Arts Queensland's preferred method for receiving application forms and outcome reports for our funding programs.

Live Music Support program - Round 2 Outcomes

Live Music Support program - Round 2 funding outcomes as at September 2021. 

  • Elsewhere Pty Ltd, Surfers Paradise - $99,155
  • Brooklyn Standard, Brisbane - $100,000
  • The Triffid, Newstead - $100,000
  • Woolly Mammoth, Fortitude Valley - $60,000
  • Slackers Pty Ltd, Fortitude Valley - $67,226
  • The Brightside, Fortitude Valley - $180,000
  • NightQuarter, Sunshine Coast - $300,000
  • The Met Hotel, Toowoomba - $32,300
  • Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy, Woolloongabba - $40,467
  • Miami Marketta, Miami - $150,000
  • The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane - $119,000
  • Fortitude Music Hall, Fortitude Valley - $300,000
  • Tomcat Bar, Fortitude Valley - $60,000
  • Brisbane Jazz Club, Kangaroo Point - $100,000
  • Suzie Wongs Good Time Bar, Fortitude Valley - $100,000
  • The Junk Bar, Ashgrove - $37,050
  • Solbar, Maroochydore - $100,000
  • The Zoo, Fortitude Valley - $60,000
  • Banshees Bar & Artspace, Ipswich - $22,507
  • The Bearded Lady, West End - $39,861
  • The Tivoli Theatre, Fortitude Valley - $300,000
  • Bar Wunder, Toowoomba - $30,800

Live Music Support program - Round 1

View the outcomes from round 1 of the Live Music Support program which closed 19 April 2021.