News May 13, 2019

AIR, Middle Kids, L-FRESH The LION & Cable Ties secure Australia Council grants

AIR, Middle Kids, L-FRESH The LION & Cable Ties secure Australia Council grants

The Association of Independent Record Labels (AIR), Middle Kids, L-FRESH The LION and Cable Ties are among those benefitting from Australia Council’s latest round of 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


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.”

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