HOTA Receives Live Music Australia Funding

15 Oct | '2021

Angie Bell MP at HOTA on the lawn where the stage will be built with Live Music Australia funding.


The Morrison Government is supporting the return of live music, with HOTA receiving $27,500.00 under round three of the Live Music Australia Program.

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, the Hon Paul Fletcher MP, said the program will bring more original live Australian music to communities across the country – from pubs in the remote outback, to clubs and venues in major capital cities.

“This funding will help the live music sector to re-emerge as Australians continue to get vaccinated and COVID-19 restrictions ease, allowing venues to begin to reopen and rebuild,” Minister Fletcher said.

“It is important that our live music sector will be primed to host performances and gigs and by supporting these local venues now, we are increasing opportunities to see Australian artists get back on stage.”

Federal Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell MP, who has a background as a professional musician, said the funding will provide much-needed support for local live music while stimulating the local economy and igniting excitement for the Arts in our community.

“I’m pleased to announce that HOTA has received $27,500.00 for the installation of a permanent stage on the lawn bar to host weekly ‘Live Music Fridays’ through round three of the Live Music Australia Program,” Angie Bell said.

“This critical funding will bring a weekly live music program to the lawn, showcasing original and local live musicians over 12 months.”

This funding brings the Government’s investment to more than $8 million since the start of the program, supporting more than 300 live music venues and the recovery and sustainability of the live music sector.

Applications for round four of the program will open later this year, with funding to support venues from mid-2022 as they continue to re-establish regular programming of original live Australian music.

The Morrison Government is investing more than $1 billion into the arts and creative sector in 2021-22.

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