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Gold Coast Council announces grants to promote live music
The City of Gold Coast has announced a business improvement grants program to help live music venues and businesses grow and diversify their operations.
Advising that the Council sees live music as being of value to the area’s “cultural economy”, Gold Coast Deputy Mayor, Donna Gates stated “that’s why we endorsed the Music Action Plan in 2019 which encourages the development of live music right across the Gold Coast.
“Part of that plan includes a business improvement package to further stimulate the industry.
“As we all know, visitors and locals experiencing live music in a variety of coast venues has been a mainstay of our cultural identity for decades.
“We are delighted to be again encouraging live music and music business owners through this funding program.’’
The Grants are available to assist businesses purchase equipment, improve business operations or acoustics, the program is offering a total of $80,000 in $5,000 and $10,000 grants for existing music venues and businesses.
Application close on 27th January 2021 and businesses can apply if they are an existing live music venue (or business) that has music development/creation/promotion/management as its core purpose.
Click here for more information.
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16th December 2020 - Coronavirus halted booming year for Australia’s live music sector
10th December 2020 - OneMusic extends live-streaming licence for fitness
20th November 2020 - Gold Coast’s HOTA Gallery announces 2021 program
18th November 2020 - Live Performance Australia releases updated Ticketing Code of Practice
29th October 2020 - Gold Coast welcomes the return of live music with new summer music festival
28th October 2020 - Eventbrite delivers tools designed for COVIDSafe in-person live events
23rd October 2020 - Survey shows over 400 Australian Live Music Businesses face imminent closure
14th October 2020 - Live entertainment industry counts the cost of COVID
12th August 2020 - Destination Gold Coast’s Annaliese Battista announces resignation
15th January 2020 - Music Advisory Group tasked with building a thriving Gold Coast music sector
27th December 2019 - Plans for 10,000 capacity Gold Coast arena move forward
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