See it LIVE - Music Activation Fund 2024

Submissions closed at midnight 15 February 2024 (ACDT).


Welcome to the Music Development Office (MDO) grants portal, powered by SmartyGrants.




  • It is essential to read the Program Guidelines to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Navigating the Application Form

  • Be sure to SAVE as you go. The portal cannot recover unsaved information.
  • Some pages or sections of the application may not be visible if you are ineligible or have not completed an earlier section.
  • A Form Navigation box appears on each page. Click the link to go directly to the page you want,or click ‘next’ or ‘previous’ page.

Saving a Draft or PDF Copy

  • To save an application in progress, press 'save and close' and log out.
  • When you log back in, click 'My Submissions' to reopen your draft application.
  • Download a draft or completed application by clicking the 'Download PDF' button on the last page of the application.

Submitting an Application

  • No further editing or uploading of support material is possible once you submit your application.
  • When finished, you will see a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. 
  • You will not be able to submit your application unless all the compulsory questions are completed and there are no error messages.

Acknowledgement of Submission

  • Once you submit an application, you will receive a confirmation email. This will be sent to the email address you used to register.
  • If you do not receive a confirmation email then you should presume that your application has NOT been submitted.
  • Hint: also check your junk email folder for the notification.



Using the Portal

Program Questions

  • For queries about the Program Guidelines or information requested in the form, please contact the MDO and quote your submission number.


Music Development Office (MDO)
Creative Industries Team