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Local musicians are encouraged to apply for their share of $3 million worth of NSW Government grants for touring and recording. Image: contributed

Recording and touring grants for musos

Rodney Stevens


Clarence Valley bands and musicians can now apply for their share of $3 million in grants announced last week from the NSW Government’s Touring and Travel Fund and Recording and Promotion Grants programs.

The $2 million Touring and Travel Fund is designed to address the time sensitive nature of venue availability and performance opportunities by offering quick response grants of up to $2500 per person for domestic gigs and up to $7500 a person for international gigs.

All applications for the Touring and Travel Fund are assessed against eligibility criteria and replied to on a quick response basis.

Sound NSW’s $1 million Recording and Promotion Grants program is designed to support NSW musicians record and release new original projects.

Artists can apply for up to $25,000 for singles of EP’s, or up to $50,000 for an album, with up to $25,000 of matched funding available for artists signed to a major label.

The programs are designed to help rebuild the NSW touring circuit so contemporary musicians can perform and record more new and original music, which can enable touring opportunities and open doors in the competitive music industry.

Focused on fostering growth and sustainability for the contemporary music industry, the programs support NSW artists to be globally competitive, develop industry networks and connect with new audiences locally and internationally.

Applications for the Touring and Travel Fund close on May 20, 2024, while Recording and Promotion grants applications close on April 17, 2024.

To apply for either grant visit