Rockin’ the Laneways: A Grant to Celebrate Music History

What is on offer?

Applications are now open for the second round of Rockin’ the Laneways, a grant program designed to celebrate Victoria’s popular music history. 

With grants of up to $25,000 available, Rockin’ the Laneways 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.

The inaugural funding round supported projects including an audio walking tour exploring the life of Chrissy Amphlett, a digital map exploring significant music sites in Ballarat and a music and art festival celebrating the music heritage of the Mornington Peninsula.

While rock ‘n’ roll and laneways are icons of Melbourne’s music scene, the program embraces all music genres and locations across the state.

Projects could range from signs that mark key music sites; the creation of walking or discovery trails to link places of musical significance; digital projects focused on Victoria’s music history; or installations, activities and events that enliven locations that are key to the story of contemporary music in Victoria.

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 Victorian Government’s $22.2 million Music Works initiative and has been developed in consultation with Victoria’s music industry.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 20 March.

Click HERE for the application details.