LOCAL musicians affected by the pandemic can now apply for one of six $15,000 government grants, as part of the annual Make Music Day event.
Make Music Day originated in France in 1982 as the ‘Fete de la Musique’ and now more than 1,000 cities around the world take part.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said audiences throughout NSW will be entertained on street corners, in parks, cultural institutions, gardens and town squares.
“This is a great opportunity for local artists who have done it tough during the COVID-19 pandemic to perform in some of the State’s most popular public spaces.” Mr Stokes said.
“This funding builds on the great success of the recent Summer Fun(d) that saw live music activate public spaces across NSW.”
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said these grants will ensure that NSW artists can take part in a global celebration of music.
“NSW has an incredible calibre of live music acts to showcase to the world so we are inviting individuals, groups, bands, and more to apply,” Mr Harwin said.
“This funding will be music to the ears of local musicians and their communities, who have been robbed of so many opportunities due to the pandemic.”
Applications for the grants close on Thursday, May 13 2021.