The Music Panel is committed to supporting and promoting a strong arts sector that effectively reflects and celebrates Australia's cultural diversity.
The Music Panel supports work of the highest quality across the broad range of Australian music practice through grant programs and special initiatives. By 'highest quality' the Music Panel means work that has demonstrated excellence or has demonstrated potential.
What kind of music does the Music Panel support?
The Music Panel supports music of all kinds. Increasingly, previously defined boundaries between musical genres are being crossed and exciting new genres are being created. A key consideration is the quality of the music, whatever the musical style.
What can you apply for?
A range of projects and activities, including songwriting, composition, performances, touring within Australia, workshopping a new work, the opportunity to develop your professional skills, or an activity that supports the development of a particular area of Australian music. The grant categories that follow give more details.
What is the Music Panel looking for when it considers applications?
The Music Panel encourages applications that reflect the excellence and vibrancy diversity of contemporary Australian music practice.
Applications are assessed against some set measures (the selection criteria) that are published for each grant category. These criteria generally focus on the artistic quality of the music, the merit of the project, and evidence of good planning and management of the project.