Contemporary Music Fund

The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will assist homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, building links nationally and internationally.

The program provides funding support to the WA contemporary music sector across a range of activities.


Individuals, groups and organisations are welcome to apply.


Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program guidelines

Funding overview

Always open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • 15k-plus: Over $15,000
  • U-15k: Under $15,000

Funding rounds

Round Open Draft review Close Project start/event dates Category
Open year-round Always open 1 Use the 25 Business Day Calculator (XLSX 25 KB) to work out your submission deadline. At least 25 business days after application submission. U-15k
January 2021 9:00 AM 12 January 2021 4:00 AM 15 February 2021 4:00 PM 25 February 2021 1 July 2021 15k-plus
May 2021 9:00 AM 4 May 2021 4:00 PM 1 June 2021 4:00 PM 10 June 2021 1 October 2021 15k-plus
September 2021 9:00 AM 31 August 2021 4:00 PM 4 October 2021 4:00 PM 14 October 2021 1 February 2022 15k-plus

The Contemporary Music Fund will deliver $3 million into WA's contemporary music sector.

The fund includes $2 million in targeted initiatives and a $1 million grant program.  

Some of the initiatives include:

  • Resources, training and educational tools to be developed by Safer Venues WA to improve inclusivity and personal safety in venues for audiences, artists and industry professionals.
  • Targeted mentoring programs including Girls Rock!
  • NAIDOC Music Awards, a competition highlighting the work on WA Aboriginal music artists.

The fund will improve the representation of Aboriginal, regional, cultural and gender diverse music artists in the industry.

Successful applications


Page reviewed 20 September 2021