Australian Music Centre - projects and awards
The Australian Music Centre manages a range of projects in support of Australian music, ranging from awards and prizes through to artist development programs.
To find out more about the Art Music Awards, Paul Lowin Prizes, AMPlify and MODART composer development programs, other AMC projects and activities as well as APRA's Art Music Fund, please follow the links below.
The Art Music Awards (formerly the Classical Music Awards) are presented each year by APRA and the Australian Music Centre to recognise achievement in the composition, performance, education and presentation of Australian music.
> Finalists for the 2017 Art Music Awards have been announced (18 July 2017). Winners will be revealed on Tuesday 22 August 2017.
Held every 2-3 years, the Paul Lowin Prizes - the Orchestral Prize ($25,000) and the Song Cycle Prize ($15,000) - are among Australia's richest prizes for music composition.
> Winners of the 2016 Paul Lowin Prizes have been announced on 6 December 2016.
The Art Music Fund was initiated by APRA AMCOS in recognition of the limited opportunities for art music composers to have their works performed. This program is supported by the Australian Music Centre. For all details, please visit the APRA AMCOS website.
> 2017 Art Music Fund grants have been announced - read a news article on Resonate (27 April 2017)
AMPlify is the AMC's new framework of artist development programs, being developed in close collaboration with APRA AMCOS, as well as other key partners. The second edition, AMPlify Indigenous Composer Initiative, was announced in September 2016, and the third, AMPLIFY GERMANY, in November 2016. Further details about individual programs and AMPlify partnerships will be released as programs proceed to a stage where expressions of interest can be sought from artists.
Jim Rolon's Australian Composer Polaroid Project took him to meet 41 composers and sound artists over a couple of months in 2015. The Australian Music Centre is now exhibiting these portraits for the first time as a series, as part of the AMC's 40th anniversary celebrations.
The Australian Music Centre publishes a range of sheet music, books, education kits and recordings.
- Digitisation Project 2013-2015
- Australian Music Centre: the first 40+ years - a historical timeline
- Trans-Tasman Composer Exchange Program
- Copying of Parts
- Australian Composers Orchestral Forum (ACOF)
- Performing Australian Music Competition (PAMC)
- Keys - A National Festival for Australian Music