The Luminary Awards seek to honour individuals and organisations who through sustained contribution (demonstrated over a period 3-5 years prior), have impacted their communities on a state or territory level through visionary leadership, fearless trailblazing, and engagement with their Australian art music repertoire.
Luminary Awards can be awarded for a range of activities including specific projects, activities, recordings or recording projects, or events undertaken by the individual or organisation.
- Nominations for organisations should demonstrate excellence above and beyond the standard remit or mission of that organisation
- Nominations for individuals should demonstrate a program of activities or a range of projects rather than (for example) the recording and release of a single album.
Nominations for Luminary Awards are made for activities which took place during the five years prior to the award (2019-2023). It understood that many organisations and artists have careers extending over many decades but in the interests of finding common assessable ground for our panels, we ask that your submission focuses on the past 3-5 years of activity only.
Winners of State & Territory Luminary Awards are not eligible to be nominated for any state & territory award for three years following their award.
The winners from the previous 3 years are not eligible for this year's award.
AJ America (ACT)
Creative Original Music Adelaide (SA)
Tone List (WA)
Miranda Hill (VIC)
Julius Schwing (TAS)
MADE NOW MUSIC (QLD)
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra (ACT)
Claire Edwardes (NSW)
Kieran Welch (QLD)
Mark Ferguson (SA)
Andrea Keller (VIC)
Mace Francis (WA)
Claire Kilgariff (NT)
Simon Reade (TAS)
Melbourne Digital Concert Hall (Vic)
Ensemble Offspring (NSW)
Alex Raineri (Qld)
Anne Cawrse (SA)
Stephanie Eslake (Tas)
To nominate you need to be either a member of APRA AMCOS or the Australian Music Centre (AMC). At this stage, you just need to provide essential information about your nominee (category, work, name of nominee etc.) and write a short paragraph on why you're nominating this person, organisation, or work. We do not collect support materials at this stage, but we do ask for a contact email for the nominee if you know it.
Once nominations close, we will contact all eligible nominees for support materials to add to their nomination. Depending on the category, these materials might include a score, recording, documentation of projects nominated, and/or documentation of consultation with relevant communities if Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP) is used in the nominated work or activities.
Please note that you cannot self-nominate in any category. This includes organisations/people you work for, represent, or who work for you. You can only nominate once per category, but you can nominate in more than one category.