To be successful, you must demonstrate how your project or organisation will benefit Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers. We are looking for projects that will help our members:

  • Develop songwriting or composition skills
  • Receive public recognition for their talent (eg. awards or other forms of acclaim in Australia, New Zealand or overseas)
  • Collaborate and co-write new songs or compositions
  • Showcase their talent to a wider audience
  • Learn about the music industry to further their music career

Remember that we are looking to support Australian and New Zealand songwriters and compositions rather than recordings or recording artists.


  • Projects or organisations that broadly benefit Australian and New Zealand songwriters and composers rather than an individual writer or a small number of writers
  • Applicants who can demonstrate a proven ability to plan and execute projects, or establish and maintain organisations, which benefit Australian and New Zealand music
  • Organisations or projects which are non-profit in nature (although commercial projects are not excluded from eligibility)
  • Applications that demonstrate sponsorship or other financial contributions from third parties to the project or organisation. APRA Music Grants are not intended to fund your entire project

You are not eligible to apply if you have failed to acquit or meet the requirements of a grant received in a previous round.

Applications will be reviewed and determined by the Board Awards and Music Grants Committee and approved by the APRA Board.

Read the full Terms & Conditions and Guide for Applicants for additional information.


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