The Contemporary Music Fund (CMF) assists homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, along with building links nationally and internationally.
The State Government has extended its commitment to the Contemporary Music Fund with an additional $3 million over 4 years through to 2025. This is welcomed support for WA’s contemporary music industry and will aid its recovery from the effects
The CMF's objectives are to:
The CMF consists of invitation-only Targeted Initiatives and the Short Notice Activity Program (CMF SNAP).
The Contemporary Music Fund Short Notice Activity Program (CMF SNAP) is a grant program that supports short notice opportunities for individuals, bands and music industry professionals.
The CMF SNAP round opening on 9 January 2024 will include a special GDC category for funding of up to $15,000 for game composers to travel to the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco in March 2024. Applications for this category close on 30 January 2024. Funding will be prioritised in line with the Contemporary Music Fund objective of ensuring a strong representation of musicians and music professionals from Aboriginal, regional, cultural and gender diverse backgrounds, with women being encouraged to apply. DLGSC will take into account any pre-existing GDC funding commitments by Screenwest.
The program’s key focus is to capitalise on available opportunities by supporting applicants to respond to short notice, career building opportunities where the time frame is out of the applicant’s control and the activity cannot be funded
under the Arts Projects for Individuals/Organisations grant programs.
Individuals, and groups are welcome to apply however:
Applications to the CMF SNAP are open from 11 July to 7 December 2023 and 9 January to 6 June 2024, and you can apply at any time during those periods. You must submit your application at least 28 days (including weekends and public holidays) before
your activity start date.
Applicants can apply for up to $5000 for professional development opportunities, up to $10,000 for national and regional touring/showcasing opportunities and up to $15,000 for international touring/showcasing opportunities.
This program may fund up to 100% of your activity costs and applicants can apply once per financial year.
Contemporary music projects that do not meet the eligibility requirements of the CMF SNAP, can apply to the Arts Projects for Individuals and Groups or the Arts Projects for Organisations grant programs, as applicable.
You must read the guidelines before submitting an application as they provide essential information.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.