Music in Venues Fund 2022

Presented by Auckland City of Music and supported by Auckland Council and the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.


Music in Venues is a contestable fund of 23 x $5000 grants for the provision of music events in and around the region’s grassroots music venues. This is in recognition of the vital role of venues in music eco-system and the pressure that they have been under due to extended restrictions. It seeks to kickstart the welcoming back of audiences and contribute to boosting audience attendance.


We received 86 applications requesting $430,000 in total. Applications were prioritised based on event quality and outcomes for Auckland communities. The panel awarded 24 grants for a total of $117000.


Venues that will be hosting events from these grants this year are:

  • All Goods
  • Audio Foundation
  • Big Fan
  • Cupid Bar
  • Four Shells Kava Lounge
  • Ink
  • Little Wilderness
  • Move Space
  • Nice Goblins HQ
  • Ponsonby Social Club
  • Q Loft
  • Stampede Bar & Grill
  • The Hollywood
  • The Tuning Fork
  • Whammy Bar
  • Wine Cellar

You can keep up with gigs and events via our News and Events page.


Auckland City of Music (ACOM) in association with Auckland Council and Activate Tāmaki Makaurau’ fund via Auckland Unlimited.