Music

Australia Council for the Arts supports 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.

This page provides important information for artists in the Australian music scene, such as reports on recent successful grant applications, upcoming industry events and current research relating to the music sector.

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

2020 Australia Council Award recipient

Deborah Conway AM - Australia Council Don Banks Music Award

Deborah has been a significant and eloquent contributor to the Australian music scene for over 30 years. 

Deborah’s career began in the early 1980’s when she co-founded the fiercely independent post punk band Do Re Mi. By 1988, Rolling Stone had named Deborah as Australian Singer of The Year. 

Deborah launched her own record label Intercorps in 2004 alongside long time collaborator Willy Zeigler. This label launched a series of innovative models of audience engagement. 

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Highlights

2020 Featured Grants

Featured Media

The Tenth National Indigenous Arts Awards

This video was livestreamed from the event held on the 27 May 2017, The National Indigenous Arts Awards.
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