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AFMA’s 2022 – Nominations Now Open

Nominate for 2022 AFMA

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NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR
THE 2022 AUSTRALIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS (AFMAS)

Folk Alliance Australia has followed its successful launch of the Australian Folk Music Awards (AFMAs) in 2021 with the announcement of details of the 2022 Awards.  The 2022 AFMAs introduces one new award – ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ category.

Nominations are invited from artists, performers, venues, festivals and projects to showcase and highlight the talent and diversity of the Australian folk music scene. Nominations from first nations and culturally diverse artists in the 2022 AFMAs are welcomed to fully reflect the range of folk music being played in Australia.

The 2022 AFMA Awards will celebrate and recognise the musical and cultural talent, vibrancy, richness, diversity and community nature of the Australian folk music sector and will be presented at the AFMA Awards Concert/Gala event at

The Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne
Wednesday 26 October

as a lead-in to the Maldon Folk Festival. The AFMA Awards event will also be live-streamed as an Online event.

Nine Awards will be presented in 2022:-

  • Folk Album of the Year – Traditional
  • Folk Album of the Year – Contemporary
  • Folk Artist of the year – Solo
  • Folk Act of the year – Duo/Group/Ensemble
  • Instrumentalist of the Year  (NEW AWARD)
  • Folk Act of the Year – People’s Choice (by public voting)
  • Folk Community/Cultural Project of The Year
  • Youth Artist of the Year
  • Contribution to Folk

(See link below for Information and the Nomination Forms for each award)

The aim of the Australian Folk Music Awards are to:

  • Create a National Folk Awards Scheme for the Australian Folk Music Sector/Community.
  • Raise the profile of Australian folk music.
  • Acknowledge, recognize and celebrate national achievements of the folk music sector.
  • Benefit Australian folk music artists to build their profile and careers.
  • Involve and engage the wide diversity of Australian folk music genres 
  • Raise the profile of Folk Alliance Australia as a national organisation for folk music.

Folk music covers a lot of musical ground ranging from World and Ethnic, Roots, Americana, Bush, Celtic, acoustic Blues and many acoustic styles, both traditional and contemporary.  The Folk music scene is comprised of many communities and brings this richness to the musical diversity that is folk music. Folk music/traditional music is the ground spring of many contemporary music genres with many talented artists, organisations, communities and cultures represented. We have over fifty Australian folk festivals which are vibrant parts of city and especially regional arts and culture scenes giving them their creative identities and involvement with music and the arts. Folk music crosses over into mainstream arts and cultural events, festivals and recordings.

AFMA Nominations are on-line and now open, closing midnight Sunday 31 July (EST).

Media enquiries:-
Keith Preston (President FAA) – afmas@folkalliance.org.au or 0418 839 264

Nominate for 2022 AFMA

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Author: Rob Dickens

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