Tura Women’s Giving Circle

Celebrating the Work of Women with Tura

Australia has produced many internationally acclaimed women new music artists including Liza Lim, Elena Kats-Chernin, Andree Greenwell, Mary Finsterer, Amanda Stewart, Claire Edwardes and Perth’s own Jennifer Fowler, Cathie Travers and Cat Hope.

However, women (and those who identify as women) continue to be underrepresented in the world of art music – and indeed all genres of music.  Recent studies have found that women composers, performers, curators and academics continue to struggle with visibility and opportunity in Australia.

“I believe we need to support and nurture composers who are fighting to be visible.” – Professor Cat Hope

Women’s Giving Circle

For decades Tura has consistently championed women in new music but we want and need to do more. The key to an equitable, vibrant cultural future is investing in young and emerging women artists.

This is why we are inviting you to join our Women’s Giving Circle – a new giving initiative created to support women in all aspects of Tura’s programming.

If you are a mother, a grandmother, a sister, an aunt, a cousin or a friend of an emerging artist, or if you are a lover of art music who would like to see more diversity and equity in the sector, we invite you to join us.

The Circle welcomes all those who are keen to support this cause, whether your financial contribution is large or small. The first project for the Circle to support will be The Summers Night Project that will support 3 emerging women composers with 3 mentors in 3 capital cities: Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne in 2018. With your support this can become an annual project and embrace composers who identify as women in other capital cities.

What You Can Expect

By joining the Circle you can make a bigger impact, providing focus to your giving and a deeper engagement with Tura’s mission to support women in the arts. As part of this Circle you will learn more and have a richer and more meaningful experience in the company of like-minded people.