The PPCA in partnership with Australia Council, is offering another series of $15,000 grants, to assist Australian artists with new sound recordings.
The successful applicants of the 2013 grants included: Courtney Barnett, The Grigoryan Brothers, Lance Ferguson (from The Bamboos), Ben Salter and Ainslie Wills, who have all used their funds to record new projects.
Dan Rosen, PPCA Chief Executive Officer said “We are really pleased to be able to offer these grants again, and contribute to the diversity of Australian music. The response to last year’s initiative was incredibly strong and a great indication of the quality of our recording artists. We look forward to working with the Australia Council again to help more local artists realise their musical ambition.”
Andy Rantzen, Acting Music Director, Australia Council added “We’re delighted to partner again with the PPCA on this initiative. These grants provide a much needed opportunity for Australian musicians, and this partnership enables us to support the recording of new, high quality Australian work”.
Applications are now open and will close on 25 November 2014. For more information and to apply for a grant head to: http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/grants/2014/PPCA-Recording-Artist-Initiative-25-Nov
Applicants are also encouraged to take the opportunity to register with PPCA under its Artist Direct Distribution Scheme. It’s free to register! Details can be found at http://www.ppca.com.au/artists-home-/register-as-an-artist/ or by contacting PPCA on (02) 8569 1100.