The Australian Music Centre has announced the 10 projects commissioned under the banner of the 2020 Peggy Glanville-Hicks Address, responding to the challenges faced by the music community in the wake of COVID-19. The 10 $1000 bursaries have been awarded to projects proposed by Jane Sheldon, Amy Curl/SIMA, Arcadia Winds, Eric William Avery, Erik Griswold, Alice Chance, Julian Day, Ania Reynolds, Belle Chen and Jasmin Leung.

Eric Avery. Photo courtesy of Canberra International Music Festival

“We are extremely proud to be involved in presenting these 10 projects – and it’s also important to note that every single one of them has a new, original Australian work at its core,” said the AMC CEO John Davis. “We are also proud of the quality of the creative projects proposed for our modest scheme by 108 Australian artists and presenters. Had we had 40 bursaries to give, we would have ended up with 40 original and worthy projects instead of ten.”

All content must be created in a home or private studio, and be no longer than 15 minutes. The selection panel was made up of AMC board members and staff, with...