Grant Details



Grant Amount

Upon application

Applicant Type



Performing Arts



Creative Victoria

Live Music Restart Program – Festivals & Events

The Live Music Restart Program – Festivals & Events provides funding to established and dedicated festival and events organisers across the state to help support the recovery of Victoria’s live music sector in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

The program aims to support the re-establishment of Victoria’s position as a world-leading state for contemporary music through:

  • Supporting the rebuild of sector (employment, supply chains, etc) following the impacts of COVID-19 health restrictions;
  • Stimulating local economic activity across Victoria;
  • Re-engaging audiences with live music events in metropolitan and regional Victoria;
  • Providing opportunities for artists to play shows, earn income and reconnect with audiences; and
  • Providing employment to businesses within the live music ecosystem.

Priority will be given to supporting live music festivals and events that will most significantly support Victoria musicians and communities, contribute to rebuilding of the creative and commercial capacity of the Victorian contemporary live music industry.

Key dates

Applications open: 21 July 2022
Applications close: 3pm, 18 August 2022

For activities between 1 December 2022 and 31 January 2024.  Funding results will be available before November 2022.

For more information, visit Creative Victoria