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PPCA and Australia Council announce grant recipients

23 Jun



The PPCA and thAustralia Council for the Arts have announced the recipients of six grants totaling $75,000 offered under a joint initiative between the two organisations.The partnership, first launched in October 2013, offers assistance to Australian artists to create new sound recordings.

The 2016 recipients are:

  • Sydney Singer/Songwriter Martha Marlow to record and release an album of original work with the Australia Youth Orchestra.
  • Melbourne-born jazz pianist and composer and 2015 ARIA Award winner Barney McAll will record and release a new album.
  • Brisbane-based Singer-Songwriter Robbie Miller will use the grant funds to support the mix, mastering and marketing of his forthcoming release.
  • 22 year old Canowindra-born Sophie Payten aka Gordi will use the grant funds to support the mix, mastering and marketing of her forthcoming release.
  • Sean Congues with Melbourne-based five piece band Northeast Party House will record their second full-length album.
  • New York-based, Australia-bred Fascinator aka Johnny Mackay (from Children Collide) will record his second full-length solo album.



Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts Australian Government

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.