Applications are officially open for the Good Music Neighbours program – an initiative that aims to support local music venues with generous grants for sound management.
The program offers matched funding of up to $25,000 to help live music venues manage sound in their venue in an effort to keep up to date with local noise regulations. Projects including acoustic insulation, heavy drapes, double-glazing windows or hiring an acoustic consultant to undertake a review are just a few examples of eligible proposals.
So far, the Good Music Neighbours program has supported more than 80 venues including inner-city live music icons The Corner, The Espy and The Tote Hotel, regional music hotspots as well as readying venues to host live music for the first time.
It’s easy to see how this has had a massive impact on small businesses and can provide a platform for emerging artists to tour the thriving music scene within Victoria.
Applications for this round are now open and will close 5pm, 7 March. The application are open to any live music entertainment venue owners and operators who support best practice management of their live music venues as defined by the planning schedule (see Program Guidelines for further information)
If your venue could do with a leg up, you can apply here.
The Good Neighbours program is part of the Music Works initiative.