Grants & Funding

QMusic does not distribute grants - however, there are a number of organisations that offer grants and other types of funding to Queensland musicians and music organisations.

Please note that QMusic staff are NOT trained to give you advice on identifying a suitable grant.

To explore some grant options download the 2017 QMusic Grants Calendar and view the websites below.

If you require assistance with applying for a grant please see below for links to three grant writers.


Links to funding opportunities

APRA Music Grants

PPCA Performers' Trust Foundation

Australia Council for the Arts

Austrade – Export Market Development Grants

Australian Government, Ministry for the Arts – Music Funding

ArtStart Grants

Artslink Queensland – Regional Funding

Arts Queensland

Brisbane City Council – Creative Sparks Program

Brisbane City Council – Lord Mayor’s Young and Emerging Artists Fellowships

Creative Partnerships Australia

The Seed – Arts Grant Fund


Info on how to apply for a grant

Download the QMusic Grant Application Info Sheet [pdf]

Youth Central Grant Info


Grant writing services

More info HERE

Deb is the owner and director of SugarRush Music. She has an extensive history of grant writing for non profit arts organisations and artists over the past 7 years. She has been a peer assessor for both the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Queensland and currently still assesses for Arts Queensland.