Six grant recipients will receive a share of $90,000 in funding from the NSW Government to stage free live music events throughout the state as part of the annual global event, Make Music Day.
Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes congratulated the successful funding recipients who will each receive $15,000 which can be used to help fund live music events.
“On June 20 and 21, public spaces across the state will come alive, showcasing great local talent with live performances,” Mr Stokes said.
“We know that the live music industry was one of the hardest hit during the pandemic and we’re keen to support them by using our public spaces for this series of free performances.”
The successful applicants are:
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the funding was a fantastic opportunity to support local artists after the music sector was hit hard by COVID-19.
“Make Music Day recognises the joy that music brings to our lives,” Mr Harwin said.
“We are proud to invest in this initiative which celebrates our local musicians and enables them to showcase their talents and share their sounds as part of this free world-wide music extravaganza.”
Make Music Day is part of the NSW Government’s annual Festival of Place, which is a rolling program that highlights the importance and beauty of great public spaces and was introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information on Make Music Day 2021, visit: dpie.nsw.gov.au/premiers-priorities/great-public-spaces/festival-of-place/make-music-day-2021