PPCA and Australia Council for the Arts announce Sound Recording Grants for local artists
23.02.2021

PPCA and Australia Council for the Arts announce Sound Recording Grants for local artists

Words by Will Brewster

Five grants worth $15,000 will be handed to Australian recording artists.

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts have announced the return of the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership for 2021.

Summary

  • PPCA and the Australia Council for the Arts’ PPCA Sound Recording Partnership is open now.
  • Five grants worth $15,000 will be awarded to Australian artists to assist them with recording new material.
  • Applications for the grants close on Tuesday April 13 at 3pm AEDT.

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PPCA Sound Recording Partnership 2021

The grant partnership, which has been awarded to 40 Australian artists since being introduced in 2013, will be offered to those performing solo and in a group to help create new sound recordings and further their career.

While the grants are implied towards providing artists with studio time, applicants can designate for a portion of the $15,000 to be attributed towards other associated costs, such as paying for promotion and marketing.

To be eligible for the grants, applicants will need to address the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership’s assessment criteria, which includes Artistic Merit (significance/quality of work, potential sector impact, quality of previous work), Diversity (the diversity/quality of people involved and potential of proposed activity to engage diverse audiences) and Viability (skills and ability of artists, realistic planning and demonstration of proposed marketing engagement strategies).

Applications for the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership for 2021 are open now, and will close at 3pm AEDT on Tuesday April 13. Everyone who submits an application will be notified of their outcome approximately six weeks after close date, with the earliest state date for the grants being locked in for Thursday July 1.

Previous winners of the PPCA Sound Recording Partnership grant include Courtney Barnett, who used her grant to record her critically acclaimed 2015 debut Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sitas well as Gordi, Fascinator, KUČKA, Ecca Vandal and Tia Gostelow.

For information and to apply, head here. Find out more about other grants from the Australia Council for the Arts.