PPCA - Australia Council Partnership

Amount: $15,000

Expressions of Interest close: 7 March 2018, for projects starting after 25 June 2018

Expressions of Interest are now open for a PPCA-Australia Council partnership to support Australian artists to create new sound recordings.

You can apply for any costs primarily associated with the creation of a sound recording, which may also involve costs associated with the promotion of that recording.

PPCA represents thousands of Australian recording artists when their music is used in public. In 2015 PPCA distributed almost $33 million to its registered artists and record labels. Registration for Australian artists is free.

The Australia Council is the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body. The Council supports artists and arts organisations to create and present artistically adventurous work, and delivers national and international strategic activity which develops markets and audiences for Australian work.

Who can apply

Only individuals are eligible to apply. If you are part of a group, you must nominate one of the members to apply on behalf of the group.

Applicants are encouraged to also register with the PPCA.

Who can’t apply

You can’t apply for this opportunity if:

  • You received a grant, or administered a grant, from the Australia Council in the past and that grant has not been satisfactorily acquitted
  • You owe money to the Australia Council.

Selection criteria

1.  Artistic Merit

Industry Advisors will consider the artistic merit of the recording outlined in the Expression of Interest. They may consider:

  • The significance of the work
  • The quality of work previously produced
  • Public or peer response to work previously produced

2.  Diversity

Industry Advisors will consider the potential of the recording to reflect the diversity of music practice in Australia. They may consider:

  • The diversity and quality of the people and partners involved
  • Potential to engage diverse audiences

3.  Viability

Industry advisors will consider the viability of your Expression of Interest. They may consider:

  • Relevance and timeliness of the proposed activity
  • The skills and artistic ability of the people involved and their relevance to the proposed activity
  • Realistic and achievable planning
  • The role of any partners involved

Support material

1.  Artistic support material

Please submit up to three URLs providing audio or audiovisual examples of your recent work. The Industry Advisors may review up to 10 mins of video or audio recording.

2.  Letters of confirmation

Individuals, groups or organisations can write letters of confirmation in support of your project. The letter should confirm that the person, group or organisation will be involved in your project, and set out in detail how they will be involved. You can submit up to five URLs providing letters of confirmation, with each letter not exceeding one A4 page.

Please note you will not be able to upload files to your application, instead you must provide URL links to the support material.

To find out more about support material, including advice on how to get examples of your work online.

In some circumstances we will accept support material in another format. Please contact a Grants Officer on 02 9215 9000 or 1800 226 912 for further advice.

Selection process

Industry Advisors will rate Expressions of Interest according to the selection criteria above. You will be informed of the outcome of the Expression of Interest process by 31 May 2018.

Post-assessment application feedback is not available for this opportunity.

How to apply

Click on the ‘Submit an EOI’ button at the bottom of this page. Expressions of Interest must be submitted via the Online System. Click on ‘Grants & Grant Reporting’ in the online system, and choose ‘Expressions of Interest (EOI) – apply for an expression of interest’.

Submit an EOI


To discuss your application, please contact a Grants Officer on 02 9215 9000 or 1800 226 912.

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