Folk Alliance Australia believes that Folk Music needs to have a higher profile in the national Music and Arts industries. For this reason we will present the inaugural national Australian Folk Music Awards in 2021.
We will release details of these awards in March and entries will open in May. A National Folk Awards event will be staged live and live-streamed nationally in October.
The Categories and Awards are being finalised over the next two months as well as the conditions of entry/nomination and shortlisting. We will be looking to bring in Panelists/Peers and Folk Industry experts who wish to participate in the shortlisting/voting component and support this important Folk Music project.
The aim of the Australian Folk Music Awards is to raise the profile of the folk music industry, bring diverse genres together and promote our current and emerging artists. We will celebrate our diversity, achievements, our musical quality and the wellsprings of traditions and community that give rise to the folk genre that is Australian Folk.
We welcome your thoughts at this point in time. Please send any comments or input through to firstname.lastname@example.org