APRA AMCOS SOUNZ AND AMC Announce 2023 Art Music Fund Recipients

Eleven composers from Australia and New Zealand will receive grants of $7,500 from the Art Music Fund 2023, for creating innovative new works, as announced by APRA AMCOS, in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and New Zealand’s SOUNZ.

They are Andrew Ford, Aviva Endean, Brooke Green, Elizabeth Jigalin. Middle row: Connor D’Netto, Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung, Nadia Freeman, Netanela Mizrahi. Bottom row: Salina Fisher, Victoria Pham and Will Guthrie. The composers are based around Australia, in New Zealand and in Europe. The Art Music Fund is an initiative of APRA AMCOS, in partnership with the Australian Music Centre and New Zealand’s SOUNZ.

This year’s total allocation of $82,500 will support a range of fascinating new projects both personal and global in scale. Commissions range from the story of an Irish convict who lived her last days in a Sydney asylum, an adaption of Maeve Marsden’s ‘Queerstories‘, a Chinese-Australian sonic history, the next chapter in The Djari Project, an electronic work about indentured Indian labourers sent to Fiji, and more.

Since 2016, the fund has granted more than half a million dollars to new works that have been presented in Australia, New Zealand and around the world at concert halls, festivals, and immersive settings. As repeat recipients in this round, Aviva Endean (2020) and Connor D’Netto (2018), have both seen their profiles increase in recent years.

Art Music Fund applications were assessed on the viability of the proposed project, the quality of the work, and the strategy for the life and reach of the work. 

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View the 2022 winners.



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