We believe in the power of creativity and community to change lives.

We deliver transformative programs to address gender equality in the Australian music industry.

  • Presenting the annual Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) & Conference Program.
  • Celebrating the vast contributions and value of women across all areas in the Australian music industry from onstage to those working behind the scenes.
  • Contributing to state and federal policy to improve the participation of women, non-binary and GNC across all sectors of the music industry.
  • Collaborating with like-minded industry leaders, organisations and communities.


Proudly supported by Queensland Government logo

Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative

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 We empower communities and individuals to believe in themselves, their creativity, their potential and their future.


Our Focus Areas

CiCADA International Ltd focusses on these areas to create impactful, positive change.


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Supporting female artists and creative practitioners working in male dominated and marginalised areas to create opportunities which enable them to develop a career in the creative industries.
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Raising the profile for artists working in regional and remote Australia through the creation of workshops, forums, concerts, showcase and networking opportunities.
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Working closely with industry partners to address cultural barriers which prevent diverse communities from making a contribution and a living in the creative industries.


Empowering artists to achieve their career objectives through greater exposure to players in the creative industries and the media.

We foster connections in which mutual respect and cultural learning is a genuine two-way commitment and process.

In 2018, Cicada International established the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) & Conference Program to recognise the value and contribution of women across all areas of the Australian music industry.

AWMA 2023 will be presented in Brisbane on the 26–27 September at the Tivoli and Hotel X.

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Donate now

Make a tax-deductible donation now.

Your donation will help Cicada International and Australian Women in Music Awards to continue to challenge the status quo and champion gender equality in the music industry. AWMA stands as a beacon, illuminating the remarkable contributions of women, non-binary, and LGBTQI peoples in music.