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

We work with artists and communities to sustain their holistic wellbeing through self expression, self determination and creativity.

Our mission is to develop a deeper understanding of culture and its importance to the fabric of Australian society through the creation of music, performing arts and cultural exchange programs.


 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.


Cicada’s programs provide jobs, support and opportunity for artists, musicians & music practitioners, technicians, producers, engineers, story tellers, film makers & photographers, singers, songwriters, graphic designers, classical artists, community arts workers and more.


In 2018, Cicada International established the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) and Conference Program to recognise the value and contribution of women across all areas of the Australian music industry. AWMA 2022 is scheduled to be held 17 – 18 May in Brisbane after postponing the event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.


A unique cultural exchange program designed to share the oldest knowledge of the most ancient culture in the world to bring unity and healing to the past, present and future through Yolngu pedagogy.

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Make a tax-deductible donation today. Your donation will help Cicada International achieve its mission to empower communities and individuals to believe in themselves, their creativity, their potential and their future.