Funding Your Music

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Funding Your Music
Money is something that isn't pouring out of everyone's pockets in the music industry. When it comes to finding more, there are opportunities and organisations that believe in your passion, as long as you know how to make them believe. Our Funding Your Music course uncovers the main organisations, opportunities and methods you should know when applying for grants and funding.
Module 1Overview of options available to an artist needing to fund recording/touring etc
We take a look at the general range of options that could help finance an artists career projects. Some of these ideas may surprise you.
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Funding Overview [2:42]
Unit 2Andrew Tuttle - Funding Overview [1:09]
Unit 3Ellen Kirk - How Do You Help Your Artists Find Funding [01:30]
Unit 4Ellen Kirk - Funding Bodies For Artists [01:34]
Unit 5Ellen Kirk - Specific Grants Available To Artists [00:25]
Unit 6Ellen Kirk - How To Find Out If You're Eligible For Grants [00:25]
Unit 7Fred Smith - Funding Opportunities [0:34]
Unit 8Glenn Dickie - Funding your Music [6:03]
Unit 9Harmony James - Funding Overview [1:24]
Unit 10Jeremy Neale - Funding Overview [3:39]
Unit 11Mia Dyson - Funding Overview [3:40]
Unit 12Seja - Funding Options [1:29]
Module 2Understanding project budgeting
What is the value in budgeting for projects and how does one go about doing it?
Unit 1Andrew Stone - Budgeting and Learning From Metrics [2:03]
Unit 2Andrew Tuttle - Funding Your Music and the Value of Budgeting [2:13]
Unit 3Ellen Kirk - Value Of Budgeting [01:29]
Unit 4Harmony James - Funding and The Value of Preparing Budgets [1:18]
Unit 5Jeremy Neale - Funding & Value of Budgeting [1:29]
Unit 6Mia Dyson - Project Budgeting [2:23]
Unit 7Seja - Funding and Budgeting [1:54]
Module 3Personal funding experiences from our speakers
We hear from our music industry figures about their adventures in finding funding for their music projects, anything from recording to playing SxSW!
Unit 1Andrew Tuttle - Personal Funding Experiences [3:01]
Unit 2Ellen Kirk - What To Know before Sending Grant Applications [01:48]
Unit 3Ellen Kirk - Can Artists Fund Their Career With A Small Budget [01:05]
Unit 4Harmony James - How I've Funded My Career [2:17]
Unit 5Jeremy Neale - How I Funded My Music [3:45]
Unit 6Mia Dyson - How I've Funded my Career [4:34]
Unit 7Seja - Funding Personal Experience [2:55]
Module 4What government or philanthropic grants are available?
Let's hear about some specific grants that are open to artists and businesses.
Unit 1Andrew Tuttle - How to Find Out About Grants [0:50]
Unit 2Andrew Tuttle - What Grants are Available? [2:14]
Unit 3Harmony James - What Grants Are Out There [0:32]
Unit 4Mia Dyson - Grants [3:09]
Unit 5Mia Dyson - Where can Artists Find Out About Grants? [0:41]
Module 5Grantwriting
What you need to know about preparing a grant submission.
Unit 1Andrew Tuttle - Grant Writing: What You Need to Know [3:01]
Unit 2Jeremy Neale - Grant Writing & What You Need to Know [2:13]
Unit 3Mia Dyson - Working on a Grant Submission [3:04]
Unit 4Seja - Writing a Grant [1:50]
Module 6Tips and Tools for Music Funding
Some handy tips and tools.
Unit 1Andrew Tuttle - Tips and Tools for Funding [0:55]
Unit 2Ellen Kirk - Is Crowd Funding Viable [00:49]
Unit 3Ellen Kirk - Funding Options To Be Avoided [00:34]
Unit 4Stacia Goninon - Funding Criteria [1:05]

Pondering how to finance your next project? There are many options available for artists to fund their music. In our in-depth videos below, our experts guide you through the world of grants, crowd-funding, merchandise, synchronisation, publishing, music sales, live music sales, and more. Check out the resources below for more information.

Arts Hub Grant List – A handy link to grants and funding on offer for music in Australia.

Australia Council for the Arts – The Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body.

Crowdfunding Guide – A helpful article full of crowdfunding tips for musicians.

Support Act – Support Act is a music industry benevolent fund, and aims to provide timely and effective financial help in cases of genuine hardship.

How to Budget for an Irregular Income – Budgeting tips perfect for musicians.

How to Stretch Your Recording Budget and Get More for Your Money – Tips for the DIY musician.

Also recommended: our course on Music Synchronisation.


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