PPCA Performance Fund - MusicNSW

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia offers one-off funding for the promotion of music and the performing arts through the PPCA Performers’ Trust Fund.

Grants are provided for performances at or for charitable institutions, promotion and encouragement of musical and theatrical education, promotion and encouragement of the performing arts to the general public and to offer assistance to a beneficiary who is unable to maintain himself/herself. The trustees of the PPCA Performers’ Trust Fund meet four times to discuss appropriate candidates for the grant.

Established in 1975, the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation promotes and encourages music and the performing arts by providing grants.

The grants provided are non-recurring (i.e., one-off grants rather than a periodical payment), and are determined by the four trustees of the trust.

  • two (including the Chairman) are appointed by the PPCA

  • one is appointed by the Musicians’ Union of Australia

  • one is appointed by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (formerly Actors’ Equity)

A grant under the PPCA Performers’ Trust Foundation can be used for costs associated with the above, including:

  • Tuition fees
  • Travel costs (hire, airfares, petrol)
  • Accommodation
  • Venue hire/ PA hire

A grant cannot be used to cover wages, salaries, commissions etc.

For more information head to PPCA website