Music

We support composers, musicians and organisations to create new music and present it to audiences

Our goal is to reflect and promote the diversity, excellence and energy of contemporary Australian musical culture.

Image: The Cunning Little Vixen
Courtesy: Sydney Chamber Opera
Photographer: Heidrun Lohr

Latest News and Projects

Mike Nock recipient of Don Banks Music Award

Mike Nock recipient of Don Banks Music Award

The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to present the 2014 Don Banks Music Award to Mike Nock.

International success for Australian musician

International success for Australian musician

Australia Council congratulates Vance Joy, International Pathways grant recipient, on his recent success in the UK charts.

Presentation and Promotion September results

Presentation and Promotion September results

The recent Presentation and Promotion round has funded projects for the Flinders Quartet and the upcoming West African Festival.

International Pathways September Results

International Pathways September Results

The International Pathways initiative provides funding to Australian artists, such as the Decibel ensemble, to take their music to international markets.

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Music sector plan

Sector plan

Read about our involvement with the sector, current issues, short and medium term goals and priorities for the sector. Find out more

Our team and contacts

Paul Mason, Director
Email or call on (02) 9215 9196

Andy Rantzen, Program Manager
Email or call on (02) 9215 9301

Rosanna Marks-Smith, Program Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9108

Ian Whitney, Program Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9115

Cameron Ellis, Section Co-ordinator
Email or call on (02) 9215 9134

Natasha Cudilla, Administration Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9127