The NSW Government is offering $90,000 of grants to six musicians across the state as part of an initiative to provide live music in public spaces.
The grant will coincide with the Make Music Day event on June 21, which celebrates making music in over 1,000 cities internationally.
“Here on the Central Coast, we are full of incredible musical talent who have the potential to go far and wide in the future.
“This $15,000 grant could give you the kick start you need, and I really encourage our musos to not let this opportunity go to waste,” said MP for Gosford, Liesl Tesch.
The music industry in particular has struggled through the pandemic, with their livelihoods suspended or severely limited until restrictions eased earlier in April.
“The community missed live music over the last year.
“Now that live music is back, life on the Coast feels almost back to normal, with music being a huge part of our collective identity,” said Tesch.
“It has been so great to be able to enjoy our home grown local musicians again and it would be brilliant for the whole of NSW to be able to enjoy our local music at the Make Music Day event,” said Tesch.
The grant can be used for a variety of expenses such as paying a musician, staging and equipment hire, crew and production wages, documentation and livestreaming costs, marketing and promotion as well as covering the implementation of a COVID safety plan, risk management plans and permits.
Applications are currently open for the grants and will close on May 13.
Media Release, May 3
MP for Gosford, Liesl Tesch