What is on offer?

Good Music Neighbours is a Creative Victoria matched funding opportunity for live music venues to access support to manage their sound attenuation needs.

Live music venues can apply for up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding

The Victorian Government is committed to supporting Victoria’s world renowned night time economy and to help live music venues and their communities to grow and prosper together. The Andrews government has committed to the Good Music Neighbours funding program to invest in the co-habitation of venues and residences in our cities and the peaceful and amicable sharing of our great live music culture.

Settlement trends over recent years are increasing the level of residential development in mixed-use areas, particularly in the inner city. While this creates more efficient and vibrant environments, close proximity between residential and entertainment uses can sometimes cause conflict.

Managing noise is a costly business, but even small design changes can have dramatic effects to the emission of sound. The Good Music Neighbours program is part of a ground up approach to support the venues and industry that add so much to our cultural conversation and to provide meaningful support to our iconic live music sector.

The Good Music Neighbours grants helps venues be proactive about sound management and offer up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding.

The Good Music Neighbours program’s aims are:

1. To support Victoria’s iconic live music sector and to help it thrive and continue to be accessible
2. To co-invest in responsible design and management of live music sound in live music venues to achieve best practice
3. To encourage and diversify the expansion of live music options in the community

Round opens: 7 February 2019 using the Creative Victoria Grants Portal
Round closes: 5pm, 7 March 2019

For activity commencing from 1 June 2019. It takes approximately 12 weeks from the closing date until funding results are available.

Up to $25,000 per venue in matched funding.

What is the closing date or deadline? 5pm, 7 March 2019

Contact person Kaushali Seneviratne - Senior Arts Office, Contemporary Music

Contact Telephone 61 3 8683 3106

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