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Inventi Ensemble

Inventi Ensemble: The Music Space

Inventi Ensemble: The Music Space

Our project is to create a financially sustainable program of music making that is accessible for all (including concerts at aged care centres) alongside supp...



australia > ALL > both
01/03/2022 > 31/12/2022


  • Arts & culture
  • Health/wellbeing & medical research


  • Seniors (65+)
  • People with a disability, illness or disease


Our project is to create a financially sustainable program of music making that is accessible for all (including concerts at aged care centres) alongside supporting new music in Australia.

The Music Space project was initially launched at the end of 2020 (with funding from the Australia Council), performing dozens of concerts in aged care centres around Australia, both online and in person. We need an initial $20,000 to complete the budget for this program (funding concerts until the end of 2022) and more funding beyond that to grow the Music Space into a permanent sustainable program.

The reason we are doing this project is that these concerts provide a lifeline to those in aged care, contributing to the mental health and wellbeing of both residents and staff. Our motivation is fuelled by the positive feedback we receive:

“Everyone is still talking about the concert and will be for weeks to come, it really brightened their day”

“What a super concert yesterday, it was such good fun and joyous music making”

“I’ve loved classical music all my life, the empathy of the musicians in the music was just wonderful”

The Music Space offers over 200 opportunities to musicians a year, providing valuable work both through in person concerts and also during lockdowns through online events. Commissioning and performing new works is something Inventi Ensemble are passionate about. We would also use additional funds beyond the initial $20,000 to commission new works specifically for The Music Space concerts.


The primary outcome from this project is that Inventi Ensemble’s 'The Music Space' will be a permanent fixture in the cultural landscape of Australia. We expect to provide more than 50 performances into aged care centres in 2022 and at least that same amount per year into the foreseeable future. In turn, we hope to inspire other ensembles and musicians to present similar concerts in their networks across Australia, permanently changing the cultural landscape of Australia to be more inclusive of diverse audiences.

We expect to continue growing our diverse network of aged care centres including regional, remote, multicultural and publicly funded centres, focussing on audiences that need access to the high quality performances we can provide. Through this project we will also be able to provide consistent and on-going work to musicians around Australia. The Music Space concerts always include a wide variety of music, from traditional classical, jazz, folk, improvisation as well as newly composed Australian music. Funds from this project will continue to support the commission and performance of new Australian music as well.

We look forward to welcoming a whole host of like-minded supporters who are passionate about making music accessible to all so that we can share this work widely and continue it as a core part of our yearly activities going forward.

Profile of Inventi Ensemble

Inventi Ensemble

Inventi Ensemble’s mission is to create an outreach program of music making that is accessible for all (including concerts at aged care centres) as well as supporting the creation and performance of new music in Australia.

Award winning performances in Australia’s leading concert halls and at festivals around the country have led to an enthusiastic following of their innovative programming and outstanding performance style. They are one of the most prolific chamber ensembles in Australia, with over 50 diverse concerts in their 2021 season. Inventi is an exciting voice in Australian music.

Through the recent crisis of COVID-19, Inventi have proudly continued to offer paid work to Victorian musicians and pivoted to online performances throughout 2020 and 2021, including children’s interactive online workshops, online aged care concerts, 7 new works commissioned from Melbourne composers and recordings of those works.

Leaders in promoting new repertoire, Inventi have commissioned numerous works by Victorian composers that have gained worldwide recognition - international festival performances and competition winning works. Inventi’s discography is growing, with two new albums released in Nov 2020, in an unprecedented project recorded in 3 days between lockdowns in Melbourne. Women of the Earth celebrates Australian female composers & Peer Gynt is an innovative retelling of the Norwegian tales in true Inventi style, narrated by the inimitable Ed Ayres.

Inventi have unmistakably had a positive benefit and impact on the careers of many artists and Inventi’s diverse contribution to the Australian arts sector is unparalleled.


Funding sourceAmount
Australia Council Grant (towards concerts in 2022)$34,000
Venue contributions (average of $75 per concert for 52 concerts)$4,000
Funding gap$20,000
Expense itemAmount
52 aged care concerts in 2022$52,000
Admin for 52 aged care concerts in 2022$6,000

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