MDO Robert Stigwood Fellowship 2024 - ARTISTS

Submissions closed at midnight 15 October 2023 (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
Department for Industry, Innovation and Science
T  08 8429 3555  MDO / Creative Industries General Reception