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Applications Close: Amp It Up! Supporting Live Gigs Funding

May 17

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Live music and performance venues are an important part of Canberra’s night-time economy and the character of our city centres, and integral to the development and employment of local artists. While there has been an easing in public health restrictions, live music venues and artists continue to be affected.

The Amp It Up! Fund has been developed to assist small to medium live music venues to recover after the impacts of COVID-19 by offsetting the costs associated with programming and promotion and to provide opportunities for musicians and other performance artists to pursue performance outcomes in the ACT

Venues can apply for:

  • up to 100% of the expected costs for engaging artists and technicians identified in the Program Plan for events from 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021; and
  • up to 50% of marketing and promotion identified in the Marketing Plan.

Eligibility:

Funding is available to ACT based businesses and organisations that operate live music venues:

  1. where regular live music and other performance programming can be demonstrated; and/or
  2. that demonstrate a history of hiring acts that perform original work where the presentation is indoors; and/or
  3. that have dedicated performance and audience spaces to support live music or other performance within the venue; and
  4. are a solvent business with all relevant ACT Government registrations in place; and
  5. hold the necessary performance insurance; and
  6. hold a valid Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  7. are small to medium venues, that is have less than $10 million in annual revenue.

ACT Government support previously received by applying venues will be taken into account during assessment.

Please note, only one application per registered ABN will be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much funding is available in the Amp It Up! Fund funding round?

The total amount of funding available is $700,000.

What is the purpose of Amp It Up!?

This new initiative is to assist small to medium sized live music venues to recover after the impacts of COVID-19, grow opportunities for local musicians and other performance artists to get back on stage and give Canberrans some great live music options throughout 2021.

How much is available per venue?

Applicants can apply for a minimum of $5,000, and up to a maximum of $60,000.

What items and activities are eligible for funding?

The grant can be used to cover items or activities including:

  • up to 100% of the expected costs for engaging artists and technicians identified in the Program Plan for events from 1 June 2021 to 30 November 2021; and
  • up to 50% of marketing and promotion identified in the Marketing Plan.

How long will applications remain open?

Applications for Amp It Up! funding will open at 9am 3 May and close on 17 May 2021 at 5pm.

More information will be available soon.

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ACT Gov
Website:
https://www.act.gov.au/
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