The Lighthouse Award 2023 applications have closed
Congratulations to Simone
In memory of Linda Gebar
Established in memory of Linda Gebar, The Lighthouse Award grants $5,000 to an artist manager who identifies as a woman or non-binary person and who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity. Open to applicants Australia-wide.
Linda Gebar was one of the few women in music management in the 90s, and worked with The Killjoys, Frente and The Blackeyed Susans. She also booked the Punters Club, worked at PBS FM, had a record label and worked at APRA AMCOS. A truly passionate believer in local music and the community that surrounded it, Linda was a mentor and colleague to many.
Following Linda's tragic death in October 2008 soon after the birth of her second child, this memorial award was established to continue her work, and supports a forward-thinking manager dedicated to Australian music.
Congrats to the 2023 Lighthouse Award winner Simone Ubaldi of Melbourne!
“Being awarded the APRA AMCOS Lighthouse Award was such a positive experience for me. It gave me the confidence that I was doing the right things in my Artist Management business and the focus to keep on going in that direction"
— Kristy Gostelow
Who's it for?
Women-identifying and non-binary artist managers who reside in Australia and are aged 18 or over are eligible to apply. You must be able to demonstrate experience as a manager and a commitment to sustaining a career in the music industry.
The funding is intended for professional development, such as business-related travel, education, conference attendance, the purchase of business equipment, or other expenses that support your career in music.
As part of your application, you'll be asked to outline how you would use the grant. The funds are to be spent within 12 months.
In honour of Linda Gebar’s dedication to Australian music and her values of honesty, passion and integrity, the Lighthouse Award will be presented to a manager who can demonstrate:
Commitment to a career in the music industry
A passion for supporting Australian music
Integrity, creativity and professionalism in their work
Willingness to act as a mentor within the music community
A history of broader engagement with the music community
Achievements as a music manager
A plan for using the grant to further their career
How to apply
You'll need to provide details of your artist management experience, response to selection criteria and a budget outlining how you would spend the grant.
Applications will be reviewed by a peer board comprising music industry professionals and chaired by APRA AMCOS.
Simone Ubaldi wins The Lighthouse Award 2023
The Amyl and the Sniffers manager has had a big couple of years.