Production Grant for Independent Musicians


Serendipity Arts Production Grant for Independent Musicians is for all independent music creators across different genres to support the process of creating, recording, producing and releasing and/or presenting new music. The grant will be awarded to bands, duos, groups or individual independent musicians with a grant of up to INR 1,50,000.


April 22, 2024 at 11:59 pm IST


12 months


3 Grantees


No age limit.
Applicants must be independent musicians- not signed by any music label.
Applicants must hold an Indian bank account.

Application Details

The Grant is open to solo artists, bands, duos, and collaborations.
We will require a project proposal and a project execution plan with timelines.
Applicants must submit details of past work in the form of web links or uploads.
WIP samples are to be uploaded (if any).
A detailed budget must be submitted along with the application.
A completed Application Form must be submitted in order for the proposal to qualify for shortlisting.


The Awardees, upon the completion of the project, must submit a Project Report

Timeline and Process of Selection

The deadline for applications is April 22, 2024.
The Grantees will be selected by a Jury.
The Grantees will be announced in May, 2024.

Terms & Conditions

The proposed project must be music which has not been released in the public domain except for project proposals which involve presenting music, for instance, for creating a music video or executing a tour.
The Grant must be availed within 12 months of receiving it.
After selection, the Grantees shall sign a contract with Serendipity Arts to complete the selection process.
Reports/WIP are to be submitted every month, after receiving the Grant.
The Grant has to produce a tangible outcome by the end of the 12-month period from the date of receiving the Grant.
The Grant will be given out in three instalments: 1st on signing the agreement, 2nd and 3rd on submitting reports after every quarter.
The Grant amount will be subject to 10% TDS deduction and GST deduction (if the applicant holds a GST-registered account).
Due credits are to be given to Serendipity Arts, wherever the Grant project is presented or released.


– I have already released my album and want to use this Grant for planning a tour or performance, am I eligible?
Yes, the Grant can be used for planning the tour or performance.

– Can I apply if I have an Indian bank account but if I don’t reside in India currently?
Yes, if it is a group/duo applying, then at least one member must have an Indian bank account.

– Is this Grant only for producing/presenting original compositions?
No, not necessarily. It is open for all genres and forms of music/compositions. However, you shall be responsible for acquiring IPRS/PPL licenses, approvals and any other licenses and permissions with regard to the content you present.

– Am I eligible to apply if I have no formal training in music?
Yes, absolutely!

– I am a musician, but can I use the grant to collaborate with a visual artist for a series of performances?
Yes, these details must be mentioned in the project proposal and budget break-up if
finances are applicable.

– I cannot access the application form. How can I apply?
If you are unable to access the application form, please write to [email protected]. Please make sure to add the name of the grant clearly as the subject line.

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