Government Partners

23% of Musica Viva’s total revenue is received through its partnerships with government bodies across the country.

Government support is integral to Musica Viva’s capacity to deliver a range of programs across its concert and education portfolios. In 2014, Government funding comprises 23% of Musica Viva’s revenue across the country. As a Major Performing Arts Company, Musica Viva’s major source of funding flows from the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts NSW through a triennial funding arrangement. This support is critical to the ongoing operations of Musica Viva.

State Government Arts and Education agencies support Musica Viva‘s core program in most states, most commonly as a source of funding for the Musica Viva In Schools program. Additional to core program offerings, Musica Viva has been able to conduct the following programs with state and federal government support:

• In 2013, the final year creative development and presentation of Musica Viva’s new Aboriginal ensemble Dätiwuy Dreaming was made possible thanks to an Indigenous Culture Support grant from the Office For The Arts (now Ministry for the Arts), among other supporters.

• Musica Viva’s new stand-alone digital resources Musicassentials were completed and introduced to the market thanks to the support of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (now Department of Education), along with private and trust and foundation supporters.

• In 2013 and 2014, the Australia Council for the Arts funded several special projects including the Rising Stars program for emerging artists, Proof of Concept testing for the newly released Musicassentials digital modules, and an Interconnections grant through which Musica Viva and The Red Room collaborated to produce a series of poetry and music.

Arts NSW has recently supported several special projects in NSW, including the David Paul Landa Memorial Scholarship for pianist Young Kwon Choi, a year-long artist-in-residence program at Villawood North Public School, and the Anatomy of Music interactive videoconferencing workshop in Sydney along with a week-long song writing residency at Hay War Memorial High School in the state’s South-West.

International Concert Season

Support from the Australia Council and Arts NSW enables Musica Viva to present the finest International and Australian artists in concert halls across Australia. This support also allows the company to present its daytime Coffee Concert series in Melbourne and Sydney.

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

Musica Viva In Schools

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

The Musica Viva In Schools program is possible thanks to the support of State and Territory Education and Arts Departments across Australia, including:

  • Arts NSW, Trade & Investment Arts NSW
  • VIC Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
  • SA Department of Education and Child Development, Carclew
  • WA Department of Culture and the Arts
  • WA Department of Education
  • Healthway (promoting the Smarter than Smoking message)
  • NT Department of Education
  • ACT Education and Training Directorate
  • 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 'Smarter than Smoking’ health message. More information about Healthway and this health message can be found at For youth focused information and activities visit and additional resources for parent and teachers visit