If you're an art music composer, the Art Music Fund could be your opportunity to have your work more widely performed.
We created the Art Music Fund, in partnership with the Australian Music Centre, in recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have new works performed.
For 2021, we have a total pool of A$50,000 on offer to provide funding for ten composers to create commissioned work. These works must also have committed partners to ensure the work is presented multiple times. The plan is to create a long artistic life for the work and its composer.
Named after the legendary songwriting partnership of Harry Vanda and George Young from Australian band The Easybeats, this competition offers a substantial cash prize and career opportunities to its winner and runners-up.
Established in memory of Linda Gebar, The Lighthouse Award grants $10,000 to a woman or someone from a gender minority in the field of artist management. The award is open to applicants Australia-wide who exhibit passion, creativity and integrity.
Linda Gebar died tragically in October 2008. She was one of the few women in music management in the 90s and worked with The Killjoys, Frente and The Blackeyed Susans. Linda was a truly passionate believer in local music and the community that surrounded it.
This memorial award exists to continue Linda’s work, supporting forward-thinking managers who are dedicated to Australian music.
SSince 2001, The Emily Burrows Award has recognised a South Australian artist or band annually and helped them develop their careers with a $5,000 prize.
The award is offered in memory of Emily Burrows, a former APRA AMCOS membership representative and compliance officer, who worked tirelessly to support and encourage South Australian songwriters and composers. The Award was established following her tragic, accidental death in 2000.
Past recipients include Dead Roo, Ollie English, Donnarumma, Electric Fields, Paige Renee Court (aka Mane), Kaurna Cronin and Seabass.