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ArtSound’s Rookie Podcast Competition

ArtSound is holding a “Rookies Podcasting Competition” where students in years 7 through 10 can vie to have their short (2-3 minute) podcasts broadcast on ArtSound FM. See the poster to the left for details. The entry fee will be $10, and all proceeds go towards ArtSound’s 2024 Fundraiser to upgrade obsolete broadcast equipment in […]

Sophie Edwards interviewed by Liz Landford

On Arts Café today, Wednesday May 15, Tim McNamara will air a conversation with Canberra-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Sophie Edwards, along with two songs performed by her. She was interviewed in the ArtSound studios on  13 May 2024 by ArtSound Arts Correspondent Liz Landford. Left is Sophie Edwards in the ArtSound studios; photo by […]

ArtSound’s GoFundMe Fundraiser

  Help us upgrade our transmission gear to stay on air and to continue to bring you the best specialist music and arts programming in the region [and streaming to the world]. It is expensive to provide quality radio (although we are all volunteers – no paid staff at all), but we have managed to […]

May 2024 Newsletter

A lot is happening at ArtSound. Here’s some of it. 2024 is ArtSound’s Big Year of Fundraising ArtSound’s newly refreshed Fundraising Committee is building on some recent successes to revive ArtSound’s financial fortunes after some tough years. Our 2024 campaign will proceed on various fronts. During the year, we’ll hold an ongoing membership drive, an […]

Exhibition Rundown, week of 19 May 2024

Aarwun Gallery – “En Plein Air – A Modern Impressionist” – Ken Knight (last week) ANCA – “Surface Tension” – Sally Clarke & Brenda Factor Australian Centre on China in the World – “Assembly” – 8 Hong Kong artists curated by Olivier Krischer (last week) ANU School of Art & Design Gallery – “A Proposition […]

Arts Diary, week of May 19, 2024

The next Lakeside at 5 live music series will be The Leisa Keen Trio, one of Canberra’s busiest and most popular jazz combos, playing a smooth blend of well known jazz tunes, and pop tunes with their own “jazz treatment”. The concert will be at Tuggeranong Arts Centre from 5:30pm on Friday May 24. For […]

Strategic Aims

ArtSound will be the leading community operated arts organisation in the ACT through the production, promotion and preservation of new and innovative arts outcomes. 


ArtSound will use its resources, including member skills/experience and technology, to collaborate with ACT artists to produce enduring work.

ArtSound will also offer opportunities to artists to develop their skills in the production and promotion of their works.


ArtSound will use its community position as well as strengths as a broadcaster to promote the work of ACT artists to the wider community and to reinforce Canberra’s reputation as an arts capital.

ArtSound will use its unique technology advantage and public access to build the profiles of individual artists (including those within underrepresented groups) and their work.

In addition to broadcasting, ArtSound will also support arts activities and live events within the Manuka Arts Centre. 


ArtSound is dedicated to the preservation of arts created in the ACT, and to that end will progressively digitise its sound archives, including all historically significant work recorded by ACT artists.

The work of new artists will also be recorded and retained for future generations. In addition to work specifically created in collaboration with ArtSound, this will include the capture of concerts, live events, exhibitions and other appropriate arts activities.

Program Schedule

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ArtSound FM has a brand new range of Sponsorship Packages, enabling you to align your brand with arts and culture, and reach a brand new audience who generally don’t listen to commercial radio.



ArtSound has a range of audio services available for hire to the Canberra community. This includes hire of our professional studios, podcast recording, audio transfer and restoration, and concert recording.

We invite you to browse our audio services page, and please contact us for a custom quote so we can look after you.

Acknowledgement of Country

ArtSound acknowledges the many Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and honours their Elders past and present. We respect their deep enduring connection to their lands, waterways, and surrounding clan groups since time immemorial. We cherish the richness of First Nations Peoples’ artistic and cultural expressions.