APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund

Applications for the 2021 Art Music Fund are now open. Australian and New Zealand art music composers are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 grant via a new, simpler application process. There are ten grants available.

An initiative of APRA AMCOS with the Australian Music Centre, the fund is available for the creation of commissioned work that is innovative, displays professional compositional craft and represents a benchmark of excellence in its field.

  • The intention is to support composers to create works with a long artistic life.
  • Art Music is broadly categorized as contemporary classical, contemporary jazz, experimental, or sound art.
  • The ten grants of $5,000 are intended as a contribution towards the commission of the proposed work.

As the Art Music Fund heads into its sixth round of funding in a very different world than we lived in a year ago, we have changed the requirements and the application process to allow for more flexibility. We understand plans might need to adapt and change, but the aim of the fund remains the same: to help foster brave and bold new works.

What you will need to apply

There are a few things you’ll need for your Art Music Fund application – in addition to being an APRA member, Australian composers need to be a financial member Australian Music Centre.

If you are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and are not in a position to join, or renew your AMC membership, please contact: info@australianmusiccentre.com.au.

Applications closee 16 February 2021, 5pm AEDT
For assistance, please contact Cameron Lam, APRA AMCOS Art Music Specialist via clam@apra.com.au

Applications close
16 Feb 2021
Grant Type
New work
Applicant Type
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Tara Johnston