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Adam Briggs Foundation Announces Grants For COVID-Impacted First Nations Artists

If you’re a First Nations artist working on a music project that’s been hampered by COVID-19, then the Adam Briggs Foundation is here to help.

Rapper Briggs‘ own First Nations-led not-for-profit has just unveiled a new grants initiative dubbed Barpirdhila (which translates to “morning star”), offering cash grants of up to $10K to help practising First Nations artists – both established and emerging – get their music out into the world.

“This is intended for artists who need that little push to get their project off the ground, or that extra bit of help to bring that project to fruition.”

The money can be used for anything from mixing and mastering, to studio hire, making a music video, creating album artwork, hiring a publicist, or even making merchandise.

“This is intended for artists who need that little push to get their project off the ground, or that extra bit of help to bring that project to fruition,” the organisation’s founder and chair, Briggs, explains.

“A little bit of a hand can mean the difference between the world receiving a new voice and point of view or not.”

To be considered eligible, your project needs to already be underway, and due to be completed by the end of December 2022.

Meanwhile, half of all grants will be reserved for female-identifying artists, who are traditionally under-represented in the music industry at large.

For more info, or to apply, you can head here.

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