AIR, Middle Kids, L-FRESH The LION & Cable Ties secure Australia Council grants
Worth $5.8 million, these grants support close to 200 projects, including career development, regional touring and international opportunities.
The latest round sees a continued trend of strong First Nations-led projects funded through all areas of arts practice.
Female-identified artists also continue to fare well receiving 59% of funding to individual artists in this round.
Overall, the funding will support 114 individuals, 30 groups and 48 organisations.
Cable Ties ($25,825) for a UK tour
The Chats ($22870) for tours of North America and Europe in July-August.
Middle Kids ($19,350) for a US tour supporting Local Native
Jeffe ($11,589) for UK showcasing, songwriting and marketing
Body Type ($17,730) for a European tour
Willaris K ($19,281) for to tour the US as support for Rufus Du Sol
Manager Rueben Zylberspic ($20,000) to attend European arts markets to represent Grigoryan Brothers, and the Paul Grabowsky/ Lior project Compassion
Oud player Jo Tawardos ($20,200) to spend a sustained period of time in Egypt working with local musicians
Emily Tulloch ($5,380) member of Zephyr Quartet and programmer at Nexus Arts in Adelaide to attend international markets
Jazz bassist Ross McHenry ($30, 440) to record in New York with his Australian and US band
Parvyn Singh of Bombay Royale ($27,512) will record her debut album
Angus Andrew ($23,789) aka Liars will produce an album of new music in collaboration with experimental Australian musicians and producers
Jazz bassist Jonathan Zwartz ($18,180) will record an album with pianist Mike Nock, saxophonist Julien Wilson and drummer Hamish Stuart
Trio Dyson Stringer Cloher ($34,000) will record and campaign their debut self-titled album
L-FRESH The LION ($41,600) gets funded to produce a series of music videos to support the release of his new album South West
Hip hop rising star Tasman Keith ($21,262) to record a debut album
Jazz singer Kristin Berardi ($23,646) to record at Bunker Studios in New York
Lawrence English ($37,900) towards his next album to be titled Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More
London based Carla de Formo ($15,800) to record her second album
Todd Anderson Knut ($21,250) for the release and promotion of new album Conjectures for Room 40
Peggy Glanville Hicks Trust ($100,000) to support the successful Prelude artist residency program in 2020
Melbourne Jewish music festival Shir Madness ($30,000) to support the 2019 event
AIR ($10,000) towards this years Indie-Con in Adelaide
Melbourne Electronic Sound Studios ($75,000) towards their 2019 Program that includes creative development, workshops, concerts, public access and residencies
DEVELOPING NEW PROJECTS
Cellist Zoe Barry ($5,292) for a six week residency period in the USA to develop a new work
Robbie Avenaim with Jim Denley and Carolyn Connors ($20,000) for a second season of Safe in Sound 36 long-form concerts for and with children and young adults with severe disabilities in Sydney and Melbourne
Writer-producer Deborah Spann ($49,000) for the national rollout of Big Sky Girls, a creative development program for regional young women
Producer Kiriaki Koubaroulis ($12,000) for a 2019 concert series at Bankstown Arts Centre focussed on Western Sydney musicians
Jazz musician, bandleader and record label owner Jeremy Rose towards a structured business mentorship program.
Australia Council’s executive director, of grants and engagement, Frank Panucci, said: “We continue to receive a high volume of high-quality applications across all areas of arts practice.
“Although we are unable to support all applications, the opportunity for further investment in Australia’s creative potential is strongly demonstrated, in addition to the 192 projects supported in this round, a further 203 projects totalling $6.9 million were assessed by peers as being of high merit and deserving support.”