Traditions of Resistance Through Song & Struggle
A significant proportion of all funds raised by the Fund goes to grants, prizes and scholarships awarded to musicians whose focus is on social justice issues and whose music champions those aims for which the Fund was established.
The Fund works with community groups, campaigns and organisations to raise money to impact change and advance human rights through music and the arts. You can help further our cause by making a donation or by purchasing an item from the shop. All merchandise sold to the Australian market will contribute to the Fund.
- Advance, support and develop the appreciation of the art and science of music in all its aspects, including through the presentation of concerts and the production of both recorded and written music.
- Promote, present and preserve the traditional and multicultural music and song of Australia.
- Promote equality, justice and diversity through music, focusing on indigenous people, asylum seekers and refuges, disabled people and the homeless; and on gender rights, sexual equality, freedom from violence and the right to practise religion without bigotry or exclusion.
- Promote harmony and the lessening of conflict between races, religions and belief systems through music.
Meet the Trustees
Entry for the 2017 Award is now closed. The winner will be announced and the winning entry performed at the closing concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra. Entries for the 2018 Award are [...]
The 2016 Songs for Social Justice Award was won by Tony Eardley for 'Sally Cross The Water’, announced and performed at the final concert of the National Folk Festival in Canberra on Easter Monday. Tony’s [...]