AWMAs Offer Unparalleled Professional Experience For 8 Regional & Remote Queensland Female, Non-Binary & GNC Musicians and Practitioners

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Female, non-binary and GNC musicians and music practitioners based in regional and remote Queensland are invited to apply to partake in Australian Women in Music's Regional & Remote Women’s Music Program.

An opportunity for eight individuals to experience and immerse themselves in an unparalleled professional experience, AWMA Regional & Remote Women's Music Program is geared towards artists and industry practitioners who are seriously disadvantaged by location, distance and gender.

AWMA Founding Executive Producer and Program Director, Vicki Gordon notes several previous regional participants have gone on to perform and/ or work with the team at AWMA.

"Last year, self-taught singer and musician Megan Sarmardin was selected to perform at our First Nations Women's Music Program and benefited from the guidance of experienced artists including First Nations curator Dizzy Doolan," Vicki says.

"The opportunity to bring together a diverse group of women from across Queensland demonstrates our commitment to making the music industry more accessible for female artists, musicians and music practitioners who often find it difficult to participate in an event of the calibre of AWMA."

Two previous regional delegates, Ellie Hanlon (from Airlie Beach) and Natasha Hardiman (from Mackay) will take up roles at this year's AWMAs, including supporting the 2024 Regional and Remote Music Program delegation.

Back for their fifth instalment having received 1,544 nominations, selected 190 finalists and celebrated 73 award recipients since launching in 2018, the AWMAs have quickly become an important event on the annual music industry calendar, celebrating both women onstage as well as those behind the scenes.

This year's conference and awards ceremony – which will again be staged in Brisbane on 1-2 October – will celebrate, recognise and praise the vast contributions women continue to make across the sector as well as shining a light on female First Nations and culturally diverse artists, artists with disability, technicians and music practitioners – scenestr is proud to again be a media partner of the AWMAs.

Applications close 6 August, 2024.

Eligible musicians and music practitioners must be available to attend the entire AWMA two-day programme, which includes forums, In Conversation discussion, First Nations Women's Music Showcase and networking, Black Carpet, Awards Ceremony and Concert and After Party.

Travel, Brisbane accommodation and per diems will be provided. All applicants must be Australian citizens and 18 years and over. All delegates will be required to complete and return a small survey at the end of the programme.

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