Contemporary Music

Funding for Contemporary Music in South Australia is available through the Music Development Office (MDO), which is part of the Creative Industries Directorate of the Department for Industry and Skills.

Contemporary Music funding delivered through the MDO includes:

  • Contemporary Music Project Funding (Recording, Touring, Festivals / Events, Skills & Development, Marketing, Strategic Partnerships, Out of Round, Pocket Grants)

  • Contemporary Music Organisations Funding

  • Jon Lemon Artist in Residence program

  • Robert Stigwood Fellowship

For the time being, Contemporary Music applicants will continue to submit material and access their existing files through the Arts South Australia Grants Portal (

Please visit the MDO website ( for further details on Contemporary Music funding, or contact the MDO Program Officer:

Elizabeth Reid
Program Officer, Music Development Office
Creative Industries
Science, Industry & Entrepreneurship
Department for Industry and Skills

T +61 (8) 7320 3307 | M +61 (0) 466 425 583

GPO Box 320, Adelaide, South Australia 5001
St Paul’s Creative Centre, 200 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Please read the criteria specified in Essential reading before applying.

Got a question? A good place to start before contacting the Project Officer for the program is our FAQ page, located on the Music Development Office website.


Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Elizabeth Reid
Project Officer, Contemporary Music
Email Address: