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National Indigenous Music Awards
10 August, Darwin
The NIMAs are recognised as one of Australia’s most prominent Indigenous Music Awards and have been celebrating Australian music for 16 years.

National Live Music Awards
Nominations Close 15 August
The National Live music Awards return in December for the fourth consecutive year.  You can nominate your favourite Australian live acts now!

Archbishop’s Prize for New Composers
Applications close 30 September
This Competition encourages a musical culture in Australia by providing a platform for new composers to have their work performed. They are asked to set a given poem by Les Murray to music.

4 Ballroom Dance Co-op National Music Contest
Applications close October
Prizes include cash, instruments, music related equipment and a range of discretionary prize rollouts. Open to all Australians, (individuals and organisations).

The Stella Young Award
The Stella Young Award is open to any young artist with disability working in comedy, performing arts and/or screen, who have used their art to challenge the social narrative about disability. More information and the application form will be available on Arts Access Victoria’s website from 30 April.

Australia’s Got Talent
Recently re-launched “Australia’s Got Talent” are currently looking for a range of talents and performers. They are casting the net as wide, to ensure the opportunity is open to people from all walks of life.


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