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Indigenous Contemporary Music Program grants now open

Published: 17 December 2021
Indigenous Contemporary Music Program Grants Now Open

Applications are now open for the latest grant round of the Morrison Government’s Indigenous Contemporary Music Program, aimed at increasing development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, said the program shines a light on the talents and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands.

“Indigenous contemporary music reflects the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and this culturally significant program provides a pathway to support our emerging and talented musicians to preserve our cultural heritage for generations to come,” Minister Wyatt said.

“Importantly, through this program, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander musicians and bands also build a strong sense of cultural identity, pride and wellbeing, contributing to resilient and empowered communities across Australia.”

The Indigenous Contemporary Music Program is a $2 million program providing funding over four years and is one of five measures under the $30.9 million Australian Music Industry Package announced in the 2019-20 Budget.

Applications for this round of Indigenous Contemporary Music Program close at 11.59pm on 31 January 2022. To apply for the funding visit:

Music Tasmania acknowledges Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional owners of this island, lutruwita (Tasmania). We pay our respects to elders past and present and acknowledge traditional peoples' connection to country. We respect the traditions and customs of the Aboriginal people of lutruwita, who remain the custodians of these lands.