Live music venues across Victoria are encouraged to apply for the Music Works – Good Music Neighbours program, which provides grants for noise management projects.

The program is managed by Creative Victoria, a state government body which is dedicated to championing, growing and supporting Victoria’s creative industries.

In a statement about the program, Creative Victoria said: “The ‘Good Music Neighbours’ program offers matched funding of up to $25,000 to help live music venues manage sound in their venue and keep up to date with local noise regulations.

“Projects including acoustic insulation, heavy drapes, double-glazing windows or hiring an acoustic consultant to undertake a review are just a few examples of eligible proposals.”

So far, the Good Music Neighbours program has supported more than 80 venues including inner-city live music icons The Corner, The Espy and The Tote Hotel, regional music hotspots as well as readying venues to host live music for the first time.

The program is part of the Victorian Government’s four-year Music Works program. The $22.2m contemporary music funding and support program for musicians, music industry professionals and industry organisations.

Through a series of grants, mentoring and professional development programs, strategic initiatives and major projects, Music Works aims to create, develop and showcase Victorian contemporary music.

Applications for this round of grants are open now and will close at 5pm on Thursday, 7 March – applications can be made through the Creative Victoria website.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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