I am an APRA AMCOS member - can I apply for an APRA Music Grant to pay for the recording or marketing of my new album?

No. Our music grants are not available to fund individual projects.

I am looking for help to tour my band overseas. Can I apply for an APRA Music Grant for financial support?

No. Our music grants are not available to fund individual bands touring domestically or overseas.

Who decides the grant allocations?

Grants are reviewed and determined by the Board Awards and Music Grants Committee and approved at the full meeting of the APRA Board in July/August. 

I have already submitted my application – can I add supporting material?

We will accept supporting material up to the end of June of the year you apply. If you are submitting via post, you must notify the Music Grants Manager  or Music Grants Administrator ahead of time. Please be advised that this material will not be returned. Any additional material you provide must be clearly marked as supporting material to your named application.

Before I submit my application I would like to discuss my application in more detail - who do I contact?

Contact Andrew Tuttle, Music Grants Administrator via email grants@apra.com.au. Please include your name and contact number.

Can APRA AMCOS be the sole funder of my project?

Our music grants are not intended to be the leading sponsor of any event, program or initiative. The grants aim to fund activities that support the promotion of the musical works of Australian songwriters and composers. The grant application form will ask you to provide evidence (if available) of other financial contributions. 

Must I use the grant by 30 June?

Our music grants are awarded as part of an annual financial year cycle. If you do not use your grant by 30 June of the financial year it was awarded, you will need to re-apply for the grant in the next cycle. Grants cannot be carried over to the following financial year.

Can I make a variation to the project once the grant has been approved?

Yes, although all variations to the projects must be approved in writing prior to the use. Send variation requests to grants@apra.com.au.

Can I challenge the board decision once it has been made?

The APRA AMCOS Board's decision is final. Applicants may request to discuss the outcome with us, however we are not required to provide applicants with reason for the outcome. Requests for feedback regarding the outcome must be received within 14 days of the applicant being advised that a funding request was declined.

What if I have two separate projects from the one organisation?

You may submit more than one application but they must be on separate application forms.

Why do I need to supply the Terms and Conditions of song competitions?

We ask for a copy to ensure that the conditions are in line with APRA AMCOS membership conditions.

What if I miss the application deadline?

The system is unable to accept nominations received after the closing date of Friday 10 July 2020. 

Can I change the conditions of the grant once the Board has made a decision?

In certain cases variations to your projects may be accepted. All variations must be sent in writing to the Music Grants Manager via grants@apra.com.au. This must include all aspects that are to be varied (including any new budget). You will be advised if your variation is successful.

My funded project is complete. How do I start my acquittal form?

Acquittals are to be submitted through the Smartygrants portal. You will need to use the same login that was used to submit the application. Contact grants@apra.com.au if you have any questions.

APRA AMCOS requires that all Music Grant recipients submit a completed Acquittal form two (2) months after the project/event - or no later than 31 May in the financial year of funding (whichever occurs first).

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