Applications for the Professional Development Awards will open in May 2019. 

Looking to take your songwriting career further? The biennial  APRA Professional Development Awards exist to provide support to emerging songwriters and composers.  

Nine awards will be given out, with each recipient receiving a game-changing $15,000 cash prize to support their development. It is expected that the funds will help recipients attend workshops, music education courses, composer seminars, co-writing sessions and other relevant activities - locally or internationally.

Applications will be open soon across seven categories:

  • Popular Contemporary (three awards are given in this category which covers pop, rock, metal, blues, folk, hip hop and R&B)
  • Art Music
  • Country
  • Dance/Electronic
  • Film & Television
  • Jazz
  • Aboriginal/Torres Straight Islander

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