The Music Network has reported that The Australian Council has awarded grants totalling over $1 million to aid musicians and those associated with music in various professional endeavours, such as touring, development and recording.
According to The Music Network’s article, approximately $190,000 of funding was dedicated to the most recent round of International Pathways grants that assist Australian musical acts with international touring. Some bands that benefited from the grants included Jinja Safari’s UK and Europe tour; Holy Balm promoting her debut record It’s You via a USA tour during October, 2012; The Necks Northern Europe tour; A ten-date Europe and UK tour for Eagle and the Worm, and funding for DZ Deathrays and Strange Talk, who will each embark upon the US to support new releases.
Live On Stage grants, which help bands and solo artists with showcasing at international events like South by Southwest, were given to a list of impressive acts including: Lanie Lane, Henry Wagons, Dead Letter Chorus, and The John Steel Singers.
Many more grants have been issued via associations such as Highlights from Skills and Arts Development and Artstart, which helps emerging artists establish their creative business. For a more detailed list of who received grants from The Australian Council, be sure to check out this article by The Music Network.