The two-day event will be held in May 2022.
The annual Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The two-day event, which was set to go ahead in Brisbane on October 5 and 6, has been pushed back until May 17 and 18 2022.
“As a national event which draws on the creative expertise of artists and music practitioners from every state, combined with our priority to provide safe travel for First Nations women from regional and remote communities, the risk of producing a safe event at this stage is unacceptably high,” said AWMA Founding Executive Director, Vicki Gordon.
Despite the change of plans, AWMA has announced the finalists for its 2021 iteration after receiving a record number of entries and submissions.
What you need to know
- The Australian Women in Music Awards 2021 finalists have been revealed
- This year’s event has been postponed until 2022 amidst COVID-19 concerns
- The awards’ 17 categories recognise the achievements of women throughout the music industry
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Spanning 17 categories, including songwriting, music journalism, music leadership, studio production, and lifetime achievement, the awards look to celebrate the achievements and hard work of women in all facets of the music industry.
Check out the full list of AWMA 2021 finalists below.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Kate Ceberano, Deborah Cheetham AO, Keri McInerney
Tina Arena Special Impact Award
Sahara Herald, Sonja Horbelt, Dina Bassile
Nancy Bates, Leigh Carriage, Gemma Farrell
Diversity in Music Award
Mindy Meng Wang, Eliza Hull, Alice Ivy
Excellence in Classical Music Award
Elena Kats-Chernin, Genevieve Lacey, Celia Craig
Artistic Excellence Award
Katie Noonan, Dr Eve Klein, Elena Kats-Chernin
Studio Production Award
Antonia Gauci, Becki Whitton, Alice Ivy
Live Creative Production Award
Annie Peterson, Jenny Moon, Kait Hall
Live Production Touring Award
Casey O’Shaughnessy, Sophie Kirov, Fanny Lumsden
Music Leadership Award
Marianna Annas, Jodie Feld, Sahara Herald
Dami Im, Tania Doko, Lisa Young
Emerging Artist Award
GLVES, Vanessa Perica, Martha Marlow
Music Photographer Award
Cybele Malinowski, Brittany Long, Michelle Pitiris
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran, Natalie van den Dungen, Lucy Knox
Music Journalist Award
Jane Gazzo, Sosefina Fuamoli, Poppy Reid
Excellence in Image Making Award
Creative Leadership Award
Annie Peterson, Vanessa Hughes, Emily Ulman
The Australian Women in Music Awards are happening in Brisbane on May 17 and 18 2022. Head to the AWMA website for more information.