Apply for a $1,000 Creative Recovery Fund grant

Monday, 19 Oct 2020

Apply for a $1,000 grant to support your creative work

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our members and the wider music community, we have opened up applications for our newly launched Creative Recovery Fund. 

The fund's aim is to provide a financial contribution to APRA AMCOS songwriters and composer members to support the creation of new works and the development of new projects.

We encourage applications from members working in all genres, and where this grant will provide a significant impact on the completion of a particular work/project.

There are 190 one-time grants of $1,000 (AUD) available. 

Applications Open: 19 October
Applications Close: Monday, 2 November, 7pm NZT
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application in early December.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to a Member Services Rep with questions or if you need assistance with the application. We're here to help!


  • You must be an APRA AMCOS writer member
  • Available to members living anywhere around the world
  • You must apply as an individual
  • You must have been actively creating and/or performing music written or co-written over the last 24 months (registration of new works or received Performance Reports domestic and/or international must be on record)

You cannot apply if you:

  • are a previous recipient of an APRA AMCOS Sustainability Grant (see: round 1, round 2).
  • are in need of funding to cover living expenses.


What we're looking for:

  • Quality of body of work/previous achievements
  • Potential impact of the proposed project on your career and/or creative development
  • Planning and feasibility

Your will provide:

  • Brief summary of the proposed project (200 word limit)
  • Detailed outline of project (500 word limit)
  • Supporting documentation: audio or video links to previously released music (10 mins maximum)

Application tips:

  • Priority will be given to those that demonstrate quality of past work and that clearly articulate the impact of the funding.
  • Your application must explain the impact the creation of this new work will have on your career.
  • Feasibility of the project plan should include details such as budget impact, promotional plans, exploitation of work, networking opportunities, etc.

Applications Close: Monday, 2 November, 7pm NZT

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