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

$1.8m funded to artists in first two months of 2014

$1.8m funded to artists in first two months of 2014

The Music section of Australia Council for the Arts sees over $1.8m funded to artists in first two months of 2014.

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.

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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

Andy Rantzen, A/g Director
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 

Eleanor Zeichner, Program Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9162 

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

Sissy Bell
, Administrative Officer
Email or call on (02) 9215 9127