Government Partners

30% of Musica Viva’s total revenue is received through its partnerships with government bodies across the country.


The support received from the Australian Government, through the Australia Council for the Arts, and from the NSW Government through Arts NSW is critical to the ongoing viability of Musica Viva.  The annual recurrent support received from these governments provides the foundation upon which all activities of the company can emanate.  This support enables Musica Viva to present the finest International and Australian artists in concert halls across Australia.  This support also enables the company to present its daytime Coffee Concert series in Melbourne and Sydney.

Musica Viva In Schools

Musica Viva In Schools is the leading music education program for young people in Australia, providing professional development for teachers, live concerts by professional musicians, and classroom activities to prepare the students for the live concerts, all directly linked to the state/territory school curriculum.  Musica Viva is committed to enhancing the delivery of quality music education programs in schools.

The Office for the Arts have provided valuable support for the Musica Viva In Schools Indigenous project which aims to tour an Indigenous music ensemble as part of its schools program in NSW and then interstate.

The MVIS program would not be possible without the support of State and Territory Education and Arts Departments across Australia, including: 

  • Arts NSW,
  • NSW Department of Education and Communities
  • VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development,
  • Carclew Youth Arts,
  • SA Department of Education and Child Development
  • WA Department of Culture and the Arts,
  • WA Department of Education
  • Healthway
  • NT Department of Education and Training,
  • ACT Department of Education, Youth and Family Services and
  • TAS Department of Education. 

The Australian Government also supports Musica Viva In Schools through the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR). 

Musica Viva In Schools is proud to be sponsored by Healthway promoting the Go for 2’n’5 health message.  More information about Healthway and this health message can be found at and



Musica Viva presents music performances in regional towns and cities across the country through its Countrywide touring program.  Working in partnership with venues and arts workers, this program presents both established and emerging Australian musicians. Countrywide is supported by Arts NSW and Arts Victoria.



Musica Viva exports Australian musicians to international destinations in collaboration with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 

Viva Voices

Musica Viva’s pilot Creativity and Ageing project was funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and was presented in partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre.  It set out to identify if there was a link between actively participating in music and improved health and wellbeing of the ageing community. The outcomes of the project have been so positive that other government bodies are interested in having the project replicated in their state.  Funding is now sought to roll the program out nationally.

Musica Viva also thanks Arts ACT for supporting its International Concert Season.