What kind of projects do we fund?

We fund all types of amazing projects. And, because we take a holistic approach to ensure we can support the greatest number of members and our community in general, music grants are not put towards funding individual songwriters or composers.

Check out Tips of the Trade: Grant Applications for more insight into how to submit grant requests. 

During the 2018-19 financial year, we've supported our creators and members in the following categories: 

Industry Partners

Recipients include:

  • Always   Good Nights
  • AMIN - Project
  • Association of Artist Managers
  • Bad Apples Music
  • Barunga Festival
  • Changes (The Push Inc)
  • Community Broadcasting Association of Australia
  • Dress Up Attack
  • Electronic Music Conference Pty Ltd
  • Macquarie University
  • Marrma' Rom Two Worlds Foundation
  • Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio
  • Melbourne Jazz Co-operative
  • Melbourne Recital Centre
  • Melbourne Women's International Jazz Festival
  • Music Tasmania - Project
  • Port Fairy Spring Music Festival
  • Qmusic - BIGSOUND
  • Queenscliff Music Festival Inc.
  • Sanaa Ink
  • Semaphore Music Festival
  • The Gap Farmers Markets
  • The Gardeners of Unearthly Delights
  • Tura New Music
  • Unsound Fesitval (Insite Arts)
  • WA Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • WAM - Project
  • WAM - SOTY
  • Wingham Akoostik Music Festival

Awards and Recognition

Recipients include:

  • Adelaide   Eisteddfod Society Inc
  • Australian Jazz Bell Awards (Australian Jazz Awards Limited)
  • Australian Music Prize (AMP)
  • Australian Society for Music Education SA (ASME)
  • Australian Teachers of Media
  • Bluesfest Busking Comp
  • Carol Lloyd Award
  • Contemporary Music Victoria - Awards
  • Country Music Association of Australia - Awards
  • Country Music Club of Boyup Brook WA Inc
  • Creative Youth Australia Limited
  • Darebin City Council
  • Emily Burrows
  • Fiji   Performing Rights Association (FPRA)
  • Fine Music 102.5
  • GW McLennan Scholarship
  • Hilltop Hoods
  • Illawarra Folk Club
  • Lighthouse Award
  • Mildura Country Music Festival Inc.
  • Music NT - NIMAs
  • Music NT - SOTY
  • MyState Limited
  • National Live Music Awards
  • One of One
  • Qmusic - Awards
  • Rob Potts Scholarship
  • Songwriters, Composers and Lyricists Assoc Inc
  • Tablelands Folk Festival Association Inc
  • Tamworth Songwriters Association
  • The Australian Children's Music Foundation (ACMF)
  • Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues
  • Women In Music Awards (CiCADA International Inc)

Career Development

Recipients include:

  • 107   Projects Incorporated
  • 8CCC Community Radio
  • Adelaide Contemporary Music Festival
  • Artology Ltd
  • Backbone Youth Arts Incorporated
  • Bankstown Youth Development Service
  • Brisbane Powerhouse
  • Burra Country Music Events Inc.
  • Country Music Association of Australia - Admin
  • Country Music Association of Australia Inc  - Academy
  • Cygnet Folk Festival
  • DAG Sheep Station
  • Ensemble Offspring
  • FUN with Oh Pep!
  • Goolarri Media Enterprises
  • GRID (El Perro Productions)
  • Heaps Decent
  • Inland Concert Series Inc.
  • Liquid Architecture
  • Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society
  • Melbourne International Jazz Festival
  • Melbourne Writers Festival
  • Multicultural Arts Victoria
  • Music Industry Community services Limited
  • Music NSW - Project
  • Musicians Making A Difference - MMAD
  • PBS (Progressive Broadcasting Services)
  • Port Fairy Folk Festival
  • Southern Cross University Contemporary Music Program
  • St Kilda Film Festival
  • Sugarrush Music
  • Sydney Improvised Music Association (SIMA)
  • The Fred Leone Project
  • The Industry Observer
  • This Is Ricochet
  • Top Dog Group
  • Topology Incorporated
  • Turn Up Music Conference
  • Wild Mountains Songs
  • Yalu Marnggithinyaraw Indigenous Corporation

Our grants also invest in key music organisations that support our members and their industry, through core funding. 

Recipients include:  

  • AMIN Core
  • Contemporary Music Victoria
  • Green Music Australia
  • Music ACT
  • Music NSW
  • Music NT
  • Music SA
  • Music Tasmania
  • Qmusic
  • WAM 

PLEASE NOTE: Since 2018-19 Music Grants round, our funding categories have been updated. If you have questions about what funding category to apply for, please contact grants@apra.com.au to further discuss.

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