Programs

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.

AWMA

In 2018, Cicada International launched 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.

The next AWMA is scheduled to be held in May 2022, in Brisbane, after postponing the event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

BAWAKA MULWAT

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.
Australian women in music awards

Australian Women in Music Awards

Australian Women in Music Awards and Conference

In response to the chronic gender inequality in the Australian Music Industry, CICADA created the Australian Women in Music Awards and Conference (AWMA) in 2018 to recognise the vast contribution and value of women across the full spectrum of the industry.

The inaugural AWMA was a watershed moment for the Australian Music Industry highlighting the achievements of women, igniting collaboration and support nationally for diverse female creatives and music practitioners across the industry.

In just three years AWMA has been responsible for driving systemic cultural change across the entire sector.

This annual two-day public event showcases First Nations and culturally diverse female artists and music practitioners through a series of forums, networking opportunities, showcase performance events, regional and remote sponsorship programs and film screenings as well as an award ceremony and concert.
Over and above the delivery of the AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Conference program, AWMA’s impact comes from its ongoing advocacy for gender and cultural equality.

We have partnered with key stakeholders in the broader public and private sectors to integrate community engagement and, as a priority, to create an environment of creative, cultural and economic wellbeing for women working in the Arts.

AWMA 2022 is scheduled to be held 17 – 18 May in Brisbane after postponing the event in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19.

BAWAKA MULWAT

BAWAKA MULWAT is a unique cultural exchange program developed over two years with Yolngu leaders Djawa Burarrwanga, Rita Gondarra and Creative Producer Vicki Gordon with support from the Bundjalung people, the original custodians of the northern coastal area of New South Wales.

This program is designed to share the knowledge of the most ancient culture in the world to bring unity and healing to the past, present and future through Yolngu pedagogy.

Sadly, due to the impact of COVID, Bawaka Mulwat was cancelled just 3 weeks from delivery in March 2020.

We are currently seeking philanthropic support to reinvigorate the Bawaka Mulwat experience, which has been created as a way of sharing knowledge which can be used to reshape our vision for the future.

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