PPCA and Australia Council announce 2021 round of grant funding

Applications are open now until April 13

The Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) and the Australia Council for the Arts have today (January 19) announced their 2021 round of grant funding.

In similar fashion to last year’s collaborative grant program, five Australian artists/groups will receive grants of $15,000 to create new recordings. The opportunity is open to all individuals performing solo or as part of a group.

Applications are now open and will close on April 13, 2021. For more information on the grants and how to apply, visit Australia Council’s website here.


“PPCA is delighted to continue this program in partnership with the Australia Council, and once again offer these grants to Australian creators,” PPCA Chair George Ash said.

“The program has delivered not only recordings that have enjoyed critical success, but covered a really diverse range of genres and styles. It is an initiative we are very proud of, and we can’t wait to see what this year’s group of grant recipients create.”

Kirsty Rivers, Head of Music at Australia Council added, “Australians and people across the world love listening to Australian music. Our research shows 92 per cent of Australians listen to recorded music.”

“Music provides a soundtrack for our lives, bringing us joy, connection, solace and helping us through our days. We are once again delighted to be working again with the PPCA to fund the creation of new Australian recordings and welcome applications from artists across all genres and regions to apply.”

Since its conception in 2013, previous recipients of the PPCA have included Courtney Barnett, Miiesha, All Our Exes Live In Texas and more.


Last year’s grant recipients included Sydney hip-hop collective South West Syndicate, Victorian singer-songwriter Angeline Armstrong, classical composer Jane Stanley, Butchulla emcee Nathan Bird and Alice Springs hip-hop duo KnD.