Sound Connections

Support Tura’s programs and advocacy 


Sound Connections features four Philanthropic Pathways: Brave New Works, Ancient Newness, The Future and At the Heart.


“Music is a potent medium for inter-cultural communication. Tura uses that medium to bridge the cultural gap between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal Australians. This cultural bridge enhances the cultural and artistic lives of all Australians, and uses the common language of music to bring communities together.”
Wayne Martin AC QC
Patron Tura New Music’s Regional Program

Tura’s award-winning Regional and Remote Communities Program has been running since 2003. It features powerful collaborative projects that celebrate the complexities of Aboriginal culture alongside those of new art music. We have established deep relationships with communities and individual artists. These relationships foster profoundly Australian music that is in and of the place in which it is created.

Our tours, residencies and schools programs create new possibilities – for Australian music, for regional and remote communities, for artists and for audiences. Through community engagement we encourage belonging.

Donors to this pathway will be supporting new regional residency programs as well as the development of new projects for touring



At the Heart fosters and celebrates the work of Australian women, and those who identify as women, in new music and the sonic arts.

Tura has a proud history of supporting the careers of women composers, sound artists and performers. They have gone on to be leaders and influencers within our Australian music and sound art landscape.

Donors to this pathway will enable Tura to commission more female composers and sound artists, and for Tura to take affirmative action across all areas in supporting opportunities for women within the Australian new music and sound art world.



Since 1987, Tura has been commissioning, facilitating, developing, presenting, broadcasting, publishing and distributing a plethora of ambitious new music and sonic art programs.

It is essential that Tura continues to support these areas of practice that push the boundaries of thinking and technology. It is the mainstay of our raison d’etre. This pathway will enable our continued support of new commissions, residencies, cross-art form collaborations, site-specific installations and performances.



Providing a platform for young and emerging artists to discover their own voice and take risks, to access mentors and to be connected to the new music world globally, is a key area of Tura’s work.

Young and emerging artists that Tura has supported over the last 30 years are now leaders, nationally and internationally, in the arts and cultural world.

Donors to this pathway will support the expansion of Tura’s existing Young Composers’ Mentoring Program and the development of a new Youth and Education Program.


Founded in 1987, Tura New Music has grown into the multi-award winning organisation we are today. The generosity of our donors has played a vital role in making this possible. That support fuels the grit, noise and dynamism that is integral to Tura. This campaign honours that support by facilitating meaningful connections between donors and artists. Consider making a tax-deductible donation today.


Trusts & Foundations
Rowley Foundation
Ian Potter Foundation
Bux Family Charitable Foundation
Feilman Foundation

Irene Lawson and Brendan Kissane
Helen Symon and Ian Lulham

Katrina Chisholm
Debra Knight
Joan Spiller and Philip Yetton

John and Elizabeth Barnier
Carl Erbrich

Zelinda Bafile
Rod and Kay Campbell
Elizabeth Fong
Warwick Hemsley
Dominique Monteleone
Mark and Rose Okeby
Melissa Parke
Stuart Reid
Gavin and Kate Ryan
Helen Taylor and Darryl Mack

Robyn Johnston
Lynda McKilligan
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