PPCA, in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts, has opened the sixth round of its highly successful program which offers five $15,000 grants to assist Australian artists create new recordings.
The partnership was first launched in October 2013 and previous recipients have included Courtney Barnett, who used the grant money to assist in the recording of her ARIA Award winning Album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, ARIA Award winners and classical guitarists Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, ARIA Award winners All Our Exes Live in Texas
Last year’s recipients included Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist Alexandra Lynn aka Alex the Astronaut, Melbourne-based percussionist for The Putbacks Justin Marshall, Western Australian composer Lachlan Skipworth, Zindzi Okenyo aka Sydney artist OKENYO and Australian jazz composer, saxophonist Sandy Evans.
PPCA Chief Executive Officer Dan Rosen said “On behalf of PPCA, we are delighted to continue our partnership with the Australia Council to offer these grants and contribute to the diversity of Australian music. This initiative is very close to our heart at PPCA and we look forward to helping more local artists realise their musical ambition.”
Paul Mason, Director Music at the Australia Council added “Our partnership with PPCA is an exceptional example of how a collaboration between government and industry can deliver great outcomes for artists. It’s also a fantastic demonstration of confidence from PPCA in the quality and energy of the music we’re producing in Australia.”
Applications are now open and will close on 19 March 2019.
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