Applications for financial relief may be sent from freelance Australian musicians who have suffered quantifiable losses with major Australian and overseas opera companies and concert organisations.


The third round of applications for 2020 is now closed.

We are so pleased to be able to open up grants to freelance singers, instrumentalists, conductors, directors in the classical music realm etc for the upcoming round. We know how hard everyone has been hit, and we hope to be able to help.

How does the grant allocation and distribution work?

Applications are forwarded to the board as soon as the closing date has passed. From the applications sent the board looks at a list of criteria, including, but not limited to:

  • amount of contracts lost

  • any renumeration from companies

  • personal situation

  • any government assistance

  • any other forms of income