Celebrating 50 years of Australian Women in Music in 150+ songs.


Curator: Tracee Hutchison

“The next positive step in creating a more equal playing field for all. What a momentous platform to shine a light on the amazing women in our industry”

_ Izzi Manfredi

Finally….

We’re turning the spotlight to women in music

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have joined forces to support the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards & Forum (AWMA) to be staged at the Brisbane Powerhouse over 9 – 10 October 2018.

For the first time in Australian music history the inaugural AWMA will turn the spotlight on women, recognising first nations performers, acknowledging and including multicultural performers, focusing on excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, songwriting, music education, music photography, humanitarian work and more.

Finally….

We’re turning the spotlight to women in music

Some of the biggest names in the Australian music industry have joined forces to support the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards & Forum (AWMA) to be staged at the Brisbane Powerhouse over 9 – 10 October 2018.

For the first time in Australian music history the inaugural AWMA will turn the spotlight on women, recognising first nations performers, acknowledging and including multicultural performers, focusing on excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, songwriting, music education, music photography, humanitarian work and more.

“The next positive step in creating a more equal playing field for all. What a momentous platform to shine a light on the amazing women in our industry”

_ Izzi Manfredi

“There is still a degree of reluctance to acknowledge the enormous breadth of genres that Australian woman have occupied.”

_ Deborah Conway

“Surely in the world of music - a space of profound communication nurturing and healing - the woman should be given the honour she deserves“

_ Katie Noonan

“AWMA provides unprecedented opportunities for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander sisters. This is a change maker”

_ Christine Anu

An inclusive event

AWMA acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of our First Nations and culturally diverse women.

An inclusive event

AWMA acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of our First Nations and culturally diverse women.

“AWMA provides unprecedented opportunities for our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander sisters. This is a change maker”

_ Christine Anu

"Women songwriters have dominated Australian music for a long time. As the world recognises this, slowly, Australia must too.

_ Jen Cloher

“I welcome this initiative to recognise and celebrate all the incredible contributions to music by Australian women”

_ Tina Arena

” I know that there are vast numbers of men who support women and huge numbers of women who want more so together let’s create the mother of all paradigm shifts.

_ Jenny Morris

Change the Game

Let’s create the mother of all paradigm shifts

Call for nominations are now open

” I know that there are vast numbers of men who support women and huge numbers of women who want more so together let’s create the mother of all paradigm shifts.

_ Jenny Morris

Latest News

2018 AWMA Winners Announced.

“AWMA has created a powerful platform to build a meaningful conversation about inclusivity, diversity and equality” said Founding Director Vicki Gordon.

2018 AWMA Finalists Announced.

“We received nominations from every state and across all areas of diversity, the quality was exceptional” says Founding Director Vicki Gordon 

Award Categories Announced.

Queensland Minister for Women Di Farmer has called for women to nominate for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards.

Women in the Australian music industry united on recognition.

With increasing focus on the underrepresentation of Australian women artists on the radio, in festival line-ups, as award recipients and in the boardrooms of the Australian music industry, founding Executive Director Vicki Gordon says there is no better time to shine a light on empowering and recognising the value, achievements and contributions of women.