Funding and support for the music industry

Sound NSW provides grants, funding and support for NSW artists, live music venues, organisations and professionals in the NSW music industry.

Three musicians on a stage for Byron Music Festival. One musician is jumping in the air with a guitar; another is playing the keyboard, and the third is in the background playing the electric guitar.

Latest grants & funding


Zeadala ft. Sarah Connor and Lushess performing live at the annual 4Elements HipHop  Festival (4ESydney) in Bankstown

Recording and Promotion Grants

Applications have closed. 


Annie Hamilton Touring photo by Ruby Boland

Touring and Travel Fund

Applications have closed.


flowerkid performing at The Great Club, Marrickville Photo Tom Wilkinson

Soundproofing Grants for Live Music Venues

Applications have closed. Applicants will be notified shortly.

Application resources and information sessions

Sound NSW Grants - FAQs

Find answers to frequently-asked questions in applying for Sound NSW grants and funding programs:

  • Touring & Travel  
  • Recording & Promotion

Creative Communities - the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy

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Creative Communities is the state’s Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy, recognising the unique place of the sector in NSW.

Creative Communities is an inclusive policy that puts culture, arts, and the creative industries at the heart of NSW. It provides a framework for the next 10 years that supports artists, creatives and cultural organisations and expands to include the rapidly growing creative industries.

Read more on the NSW Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy.

Image: Chanika De Silva in Vox Theatre’s Silenced. Photo: Natalie Low

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Discover and apply for open grants, and view Sound NSW grant recipients via the Grants Finder.

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