Recorded Music offers Music Grants for projects related to recorded music, to support development in the music community. The programme makes a small number of contestable grants available to specific, non-commercial projects that are educational, archival or charitable in nature.We are making some changes to the Music Grants programme to better align with the kinds of applications we are seeing and the pool of funds available. The changes are:

  • There will be only two rounds of grant funding available in 2024, with application deadlines of 31 March (decision notified by 30 April) and 30 September (decision notified by 31 October)
  • Grants will only be available for projects with a budget of $5k. We will not be offering grants for less or more than this sum

There will be one more grant funding round in 2023. The application deadline is 30 September (decision to be notified by 31 October 2023). There will be no grant round in December 2023.Please be reminded that to be considered for a Music Grant your project must be:

  • Specific and non-commercial
  • Educational, archival/conservation or charitable in nature
  • Led by a resident of Aotearoa

View the full eligibility criteria and grant parameters, and download an application form herePlease note there have been some changes to the programme Terms & Conditions, so be sure to check the updated version of these, as annexed in the application form.Music Grants applications are reviewed and successful grant recipients decided by a funding panel of artist members, who also sit as Recorded Music’s Artists Committee. In 2022 we supported 17 projects, including Girls Rock! Aotearoa, the Official NZ Music Month Summit, and the Dunedin Fringe Arts Trust Amped Music Project. View the full list herePlease direct any queries related to the Music Grants programme to

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