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Frequently Asked Questions

Can APRA AMCOS be the sole funder of my project?

Our music grants are not intended to be the leading sponsor of any event, program or initiative. We aim to fund activities that support the promotion of the musical works of Australian songwriters and composers. The grant application form will ask you to provide evidence (if available) of other financial contributions.

Can I apply for an APRA AMCOS music grant to financially support my overseas tour?

No. Our music grants are not available to fund individual bands touring domestically or overseas.

Can I challenge the board decision once it's been made?

The APRA AMCOS Board's decision is final. If you are an applicant, you may request to discuss the outcome with us, however we are not required to provide you with reason for the outcome. Requests for feedback regarding the outcome must be received within 14 days of us advising you that a funding request was declined.

Can I change the conditions of the grant once the board has made a decision?

In certain cases variations to your projects may be accepted. All variations must be sent in writing to the Music Grants Administrator. This must include all aspects that are to be varied (including any new budget). You will be advised if your variation is successful.

Can I discuss my application in more detail with someone before I submit it?

Yes, you can contact Andrew Tuttle, Grants Administrator via email [email protected]

Please include your name and contact number.

Can I make a variation to my project after the grant has been approved?

Yes, although all variations to the projects must be approved in writing prior to the use. Send an email with your variation request.

Does APRA AMCOS offer any awards, grants or competitions?

APRA AMCOS is committed to supporting and celebrating the artistic excellence and commercial success of songwriters and composers across all genres.

There are several programs, grants, awards, competitions to help you build a thriving career in the music industry.

See APRA AMCOS programs, grants, awards and competitions.

I am an APRA AMCOS member. Can I apply for an APRA AMCOS grant to pay for the recording or marketing of my new album?

No, they cannot be used for individual projects. Our music grants can only be used to fund projects and initiatives that support the wider membership.

I have already submitted my application. Can I add supporting material?

We will accept supporting material up to 30 June of the year you apply. If you submit via post, you must notify the Music Grants Administrator ahead of time. Any additional material you provide must be clearly marked as supporting material to your named application. We are not able to return supporting material to you.

Must I use the grant by 30 June?

Our music grants are awarded as part of an annual financial year cycle. If you do not use your grant by 30 June of the financial year it was awarded, you will need to re-apply for the grant in the next cycle. Grants cannot be carried over to the following financial year.

My funded project is complete. How do I start my acquittal form?

Submit your acquittal through the Smartygrants portal (this is the same portal you submitted your application in). You will need to use the same login that was used to submit the application. Contact us if you have any questions.

We require music grant recipients to submit a completed Acquittal form two months after the project/event - or no later than 31 May in the financial year of funding (whichever occurs first). If you don't submit a completed acquittal, this may affect future funding opportunties with APRA AMCOS.

What if I have two separate projects from the one organisation?

You may submit more than one application but they must be on separate application forms.

What if I miss the application deadline?

Unfortunately you can't submit an application once the closing date has passed.

Who can I contact to discuss my application in more detail before I submit it?

Contact Andrew Tuttle, Music Grants Administrator via email. Please include your name and contact number.

Who decides the grant allocation?

Grants are reviewed and determined by the Board Awards and Music Grants Committee and approved at the APRA Board meeting in July/August.

Why do I need to supply the terms and conditions of songwriting competitions?

We ask for a copy to ensure that the conditions are in line with APRA AMCOS membership conditions.

Contact us

Got a question?

Cameron Lam, APRA AMCOS Art Music Specialist
Email: [email protected]

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