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.
In 2021, Mackay-based artist manager Kristy Gostelow received The Lighthouse Award.
Previous recipients of The Lighthouse Award include Maggie Collins, Lorrae McKenna, Sabrina Robertson, Charlotte Abroms, Jen Cloher, Bonnie Dalton and Bernadette Ryan.