Local music venues can now apply to the NZ Music Commission for the NZ Music Venue Infrastructure Fund.

The contribution supports the infrastructure costs for original NZ music performance venues across the country. Applications will be open until 12 August 2020, or until the Fund is fully distributed (which may be before that date). 

Applications are encouraged from venues outside of the main centres to support ongoing domestic live touring, both nationally and in the regions. Criteria include businesses being music venues of less than 1,000 capacity and having a track record of original NZ music performances. Grants will be made up to a maximum of $50,000 per venue and there is no minimum amount. Applications will be processed within 28 days of the Music Commission receiving them.

Click here for more information about the NZ Music Venue Infrastructure Fund.