PPCA and the Australia Council for the Arts today announced applications are open for a new round of recording grants.

15 February 2023

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 tenth 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, 4 April. Previous grant recipients have included ARIA Award winners Courtney Barnett, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Miiesha. Last year’s recipients included Ryan Hutchenson for his collaboration with critically acclaimed Barkindji song woman, Nancy Bates; Melbourne-based future soul artist Tiana Naug; pop singer Angela [Angie] Hart; electronic DJ and Producer Nina Wilson; manager Christopher Moses on behalf of punk band Frenzal Rhomb; Australian-Japanese artist Taka Perry; saxophonist and composer Matthew Keegan for band The Three Seas; pianist and composer Natalie Bartsch; textural glass noise performer, Lucas Abela; and musician Tania Frazer for her work with Southern Cross Soloists [SXS] digeridoo soloist in residence, Wakka Wakka man Chris Williams. 

PPCA Chief Executive Officer, Annabelle Herd, said: “PPCA’s partnership with the Australia Council has helped so many Australian artists develop their careers and release a variety of amazing albums that have made a huge impact on the industry and the Australian songbook.

“As we focus on increasing the prominence and discoverability of Australian music, we are very proud to support this wonderful partnership and celebrate their continued dedication to fostering our nation’s creative and diverse musical talent.” Australia Council’s Head of Music, Kirsty Rivers, said: “The Australia Council is delighted to be partnering with PPCA to present a 10th round of recording grants, supporting Australian artists at critical moments in their careers. Recording and documenting Australian music is central to how we as a nation tell our stories to the world.

“As we establish Music Australia and support the music industry to grow we can be proud that, through this partnership, we have a rich history of helping so many artists create new sound recordings.”

For more information on how to apply for a grant head to: https://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/funding-index/PPCAAustralia-Council-Partnership/