Live music venues throughout Tweed are encouraged to apply for funding through the NSW Government’s $24 million Live Music Support package.

Applications for the package close on Monday 19 April, and eligible venues can apply for funding to support operational costs related to running the venue including employing musicians and support crew, or marketing activities.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said this was a great opportunity for music venues to get gigs back on the stage, audiences through the doors and locals back to work.

“Live music is something that brings community and visitors together, gives us something to celebrate and showcases the talent and hospitality of our artists, support crew and venues.

“Tweed has a great variety of live music venues that could benefit from this package, and I encourage all eligible venue owners to submit an application to receive support to get their business back on track and providing social and economic benefit for the region,” Mr Provest said.

These grants, worth $7,500 to $750,000 relative to venue capacity, are a shot in the arm for venues that have been dark for much of the past year.

“Music is an antidote to many challenges we all face, and by getting artists and crew back to work we will be able to enjoy many more gigs in the coming months and years,” Mr Provest said.

Guidelines and FAQs are available via the application page:

Applications for the Live Music Support package close on Monday 19 April.