Melbourne is already home to iconic laneways honouring AC/DC, Chrissy Amphlett and Rowland S. Howard.
Now, the Andrews Labor Government has launched a new program to celebrate our music legends, stories and successes in other locations across Victoria.
The program is designed to enliven public places, attract tourism and community activity, and ingrain our proud music heritage into the fabric of our cities, suburbs and regions.
Launched today by Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley, the Rockin’ the Laneways program will provide grants of up to $25,000 to support public projects celebrating Victoria’s popular music history.
While rock ‘n’ roll and laneways are icons of Melbourne’s music scene, the program will embrace all music genres and locations across the state.
Projects could range from activities and events that showcase locations key to the story of contemporary music in Victoria, digital projects focused on Victoria’s music history, the creation of walking or discovery trails to link places of musical significance or signs that mark key music sites.
Grants are available to Victorian-based individuals, businesses and local councils, and require at least 25 percent in co-funding.
Managed by Creative Victoria, the program is part of the Labor Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative and has been developed in consultation with Victoria’s music industry.
Applications are now open and close 5pm on Tuesday 11 October for projects beginning from 1 January 2017. For more information, visit: www.creative.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley
“Victoria’s music heritage runs deep. Rockin’ the Laneways celebrates the locations and events that have inspired and strengthened Victorian music and helped us build our reputation as the creative state.”
“We’re building Victoria’s reputation as a music destination to inspire our next generation of music makers, and we can’t wait to see the creative ideas that are out there.”
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