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Carol Lloyd Award

A QMusic Womxn In Music Initiative

The Carol Lloyd Award is a $15,000 grant presented to an emerging femxle-identifying or non-binary singer-songwriter to either record a full-length album or record and tour an EP. 

The Carol Lloyd Award gives recipients a head start in their career, the means to broaden their experience within the music industry, and helps them to craft their own narrative as an emerging artist. Previous recipients include Sahara Beck, Leanne Tennant and Moreton. 

Carol Lloyd, who passed away in 2017, was a legendary rock chic from Queensland who started her career in the 70s band Railroad Gin. Carol’s wife, Annie Haydon is part of the team bestowing this award to a Queensland musician.

“Carol would be so proud of this award, especially the amount of support it will offer a female musician to make their mark”
- Annie Haydon 

QMusic is the new home for the Carol Lloyd Award supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS. 

Applications are now closed for the 2020 Carol Lloyd Award.


Should any First Nations womxn wish to speak with our QMusic First Nations Programmer regarding the Carol Lloyd Award, please email Alethea Beetson at alethea@qmusic.com.au.

If you have any questions regarding the Carol Lloyd Award, please check the FAQs and Guidelines. For any other questions please contact QMusic at info@qmusic.com.au (07) 3257 0013.


Application Components

Applications for the Carol Lloyd Award will require comprehensive documentation including, and not limited to:

  • Up to three tracks of original material with accompanying lyrics and musical score or chord chart.

  • A written document outlining your vision statement for the project, timeline and budget (maximum three pages). In your vision statement, you should explain how the award will be ‘transformative’ and ‘impactful’ for your advancement as an artist. 

  • Budget - you may download the approved budget template here. Please note, applicants are required to use this budget template and may not provide their own. 

  • Curriculum Vitae (resume).

  • Minimum three letters of support from relevant industry contacts. 

Draft Applications:

You may save a draft of your application below for finalising before applications close at 11:59pm (AEST), Monday 7 September 2020.

View the Full Application Requirements here


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The Carol Lloyd Award is a QMusic Womxn In Music initiative, presented by QMusic with support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS.