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Live Music Support program - Round 3

The Live Music Support Program (LMSP) Round 3 offers 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


  • 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 range

From $100,000 to $380,000 subject to eligibility criteria. 


Eligibility criteria

LMSP Round 3 will provide further financial relief to assist dedicated live music venues located in Queensland to continue operating following an extended period of social distancing restrictions. See Live Music Support Program guidelines below for a full list of eligibility requirements.


Key dates

Opens: 18 November 2021

Closing date: 6 December 2021


How to apply

1. Read the Live Music Support program - Round 3 documents

2. Apply online through SmartyGrants

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

Previous Round Recipients

Live Music Support program - Round 1

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

Live Music Support program - Round 2

View the outcomes from round 2 of the Live Music Support program which closed 16 August 2021.