PPCA and Australia Council announce new round of recording grants

25 February 2022

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts today announced applications are open for a new round of recording grants.

Five new recipients will be granted $15,000 to assist with the creation of new sound recordings, in the ninth round of grants that have been provided since PPCA and the Australia Council for the Arts first partnered in 2013. Applications are open today and close at 3.00pm AEST Tuesday, 12 April.

Previous grant recipients have included ARIA Award winners Courtney Barnett, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Miiesha. Last year’s recipients included indigenous artist Nathan May, Queensland Music Award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hsu, and Chelsea Wilson recording with the Women of Soul Collective

PPCA Chief Executive Officer, Annabelle Herd, said: “We are exceptionally proud of PPCA’s continued partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts, which has a rich heritage of supporting diversity, celebrating creativity and supporting fantastic recording artists across the nation. 

“When I consider the amazing albums this partnership has helped bring to light so far, I can’t help but to look forward to the recordings to come, some of which I’m certain will change the course of Australian music.”

Australia Council’s Head of Music, Kirsty Rivers, said: “The Australia Council is delighted to again partner with PPCA to present another round of recording grants. These grants have a long history of investing in artists at critical moments in their careers. 

“Australians love and turn to recorded music. It provides the soundtrack for our lives, and we are pleased these grants will enable the recording of new music allowing artists to interpret and make sense of the unique and challenging times we are living through.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant head to the Australia Council for the Arts.