Local musicians supported in global event

Create NSW Make Music Day 2019, EORA College at Grand Concourse, Central Station. Image by Create NSW.

Create NSW Make Music Day 2019, EORA College at Grand Concourse, Central Station. Image by Create NSW.

Local musicians are being invited to apply for a share of $90,000 as part of  Make Music Day 2021.

Make Music Day takes place each year on June 21 and is a global celebration of music-making across thousands of cities. Now more than ever we are aware of the power of music to connect and elevate people. It brings humour, community and solidarity, it transports, and it heals.

This year as part of Make Music Day celebrations, local musicians are being invited to apply for a share of $90,000. The NSW Government is offering six grants worth $15,000 each to coincide with the global festival, providing some welcome relief to local artists affected by the pandemic.

“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.” Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said.

Audiences across the state will be uplifted, entertained and enchanted on street corners, in parks, cultural institutions, and gardens as part of the festival.

Applications for the grants open today and close on Sunday 16 May 2021 at 11:59 PM AEST. Individual artists, groups, and bands are invited to apply.

To apply, visit the Small Project Grants for Make Music Day 2021 guidelines

Image: Create NSW Make Music Day 2019, EORA College at Grand Concourse, Central Station. Image by Create NSW.
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Published: 28 April 2021