Applications are now open for the APRA AMCOS Art Music Fund, which offers A$100,000 worth of funding to creating new commissioned work.
Now in its fourth year, the scheme is designed to support composers to create innovative works with a long artistic life.
Previous recipients have come from a broad range of art music composers, from improvisational jazz to children’s opera, and the works have gone on to be performed here and overseas.
Applicants will need to be an APRA AMCOS member and organisers are looking for works that will have multiple performance opportunities.
Administrator Cameron Lam (pictured) says the Art Music Fund is not intended to fund an entire project, but to cover the cost of commissioning the work. Artists may apply for any amount of funding, although as a general rule, grants between A$10,000 and A$30,000 will be awarded.
In the first three years we have funded 27 diverse projects to value of $320,251.00,” he adds. “We’re also very excited that 48 percent of those recipients identify as women.”