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Josh Pyke Is Giving Away $7.5K To An Emerging Aussie Artist

Written by Zanda Wilson on January 31, 2017

Sydney singer-songwriter Josh Pyke has announced that he’s bringing back the Josh Pyke Partnership in 2017.

The joint initiative with APRA AMCOS will see an emerging artist receive a grant of $7,500 to kickstart their career, along with a business plan made especially for the artist. All you need to do is be under the age of 35 and not have signed a recording contract.

The grant has a pretty damn illustrious history, with Alex Lahey taking it out in 2016 (before going on to place in triple j‘s Hottest 100), while the list of previous winners also includes Gordi. Both artists experienced breakthrough years after being awarded the grant, and this year will be the fourth time that the Pyke Partnership has been awarded.

“This will be it’s fourth year, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what amazing talent we can add to the excellent list of recipients so far!” said Pyke.

“Make sure you get your entries in early, and keep in mind I judge them all personally, hence the fairly long period between the close of entries and the announcement of the winner. Thanks as always to APRA AMCOS for their support, looking forward to digging in!”

Entries are open as of right now, and with close on Friday, 31st March. Check out the full criteria here.

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