The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) are presented biennially by APRA to the ‘shining lights’ within our songwriting industry.
The APRA Professional Development Awards (PDAs) were first awarded in Australia in 2001 to mark APRA's 75th Anniversary. New Zealand presented its first PDA in 2005. APRA now offers twelve PDAs across Australasia to promising emerging music writers in the early stages of their careers.
The PDAs are for New Zealand songwriters who can demonstrate that they possess outstanding potential in their field. There are three PDAs awarded each round, each receiving $10,000 cash towards development activities such as: overseas travel to enable recipients to attend music education classes; participating in co-writing activities; song writing workshops, composer seminars and/ or other relevant opportunities.
APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 NZ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS are open & due by 1st may 2017.
Please note: The awards are not intended to fund recording or touring activities.Application Form
For more information please direct all queries to Abbie Rutledge 09 623 4729 or 0800 69 2772 ext 729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Award Recipients.
|Year||Film, TV & Video||Classical||Pop Contemporary|
|2015||Hamish Oliver||Sarah Ballard||Mara TK|
|2013||Karl Steven||Alex Taylor||Nick Gaffaney|
|2011||Stephen Gallagher||Simon Eastwood||Miriam Clancy|
|2009||Grayson Gilmour||Samuel Holloway||Jessica Hansell|
|2007||-||-||John Chong Nee|