QMusic will deliver $3,000 grants, on behalf of the Queensland Government and Arts Queensland to musicians and music industry workers as part of the stART Grant Program.
Nominations are now open for the second annual Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) returning to Brisbane on 8 – 9 October, 2019.
Following a successful inaugural event in 2018, the awards will further shine a spotlight on women working within the music industry.
Nominations are now open for the awards, which this year include three newly announced categories: Excellence in Classical Music, Music Journalist Award and Excellence in Image Making.
“We have so many wonderful people committed to the work we are doing,” said AWMA founding executive director.
“The AWMAs will keep getting bigger and more powerful; we are providing recognition for many women in the industry that have been ignored for far too long.”Vicki Gordon
AWMA Founding Executive Director
The 2019 AWMA Forum Series has also been announced, with three forums featuring industry leaders and diverse opinion makers from across the sector.
- Visibility in Hip Hop – Women on the Front Line
- The Art of Rebellion – The Intersection of Music and Politics
- Image Making – The Changing Face of Music
“You can’t be what you can’t see, which is why the Australian Women in Music Awards are so important,” said Queensland minister for women Di Farmer.
“Shining a light on the extraordinary achievements of women in music is a way we can encourage more talented women into the industry, both up front and behind the scenes.
“I’m also thrilled that the awards are being held in Queensland again. This state has so many talented women in the music industry and I’m looking forward to seeing them shine.”
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