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ArtSound FM is a volunteer–powered community radio station in Canberra, Australia. We promote and nurture the full spectrum of visual and performing artists, and broadcast a unique mix of arts, jazz, blues, folk, world and classical music.

Come and work for ArtSound!

ArtSound FM is growing and looking to hire an Administrative Assistant and a Broadcast Production Assistant. If you are keen to support development of the arts in the Canberra region and have the skills and attributes we are looking for, please consider applying for one of these positions.

If you have proven broadcast program and production skills, technical competence, excellent communication skills and are able to work effectively with our volunteers, stakeholders and members, we would encourage you to apply for the part-time Broadcast Production Assistant position. The Duty Statement and Selection Criteria are available on our website. Please apply by email to president@artsound.fm

ArtSound FM is also looking for a full-time Administrative Assistant with proven office and software skills, money receipting skills and the ability to work effectively with our volunteers, stakeholders and members. The Duty Statement and Selection Criteria are available on our website. Please apply by email to president@artsound.fm

Consider joining our team and help great arts radio happen!

Notices and upcoming events

Feb
22
Fri
New Colours for Fundraising Items and Everything’s ON SALE
Feb 22 – Mar 31 all-day

We’ve reduced the prices on all items in our Redbubble store to assist with fundraising for the station. You can choose from t-shirts, mugs, clocks, cushions, tote bags and more – a percentage of all purchases goes to assisting ArtSound FM. We’ve also added a

Mug shot

Mug Shot

darker version for use on lighter coloured items and a brighter monochrome version for a cleaner look on black. Check them out in our Redbubble store now! 

https://www.redbubble.com/people/ArtSoundFM?asc=u

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The JAZZ MUSIC INSTITUTE STAFF BAND

The JMI Summer Jazz Clinics were in town for their second local incarnation in January and the The Jazz Music Institute Staff Band played on stage at Smiths on 25 January.  They comprised Dan Quigley (trumpet), Paula Girvan (piano), John Mackey (tenor), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), Eric Ajaye (bass), James Hauptmann (drums).

The Jazz Music Institute is based in Brisbane and its clinics are a direct descendant of the Jamey Aebersold clinics that came to Australia in the 1970.

“The audience was generous; the playing was stunning; the authenticity and purpose of jazz was evident. Great night from a great set of players. Thrilling.” (Eric Pozza – canberrajazz.net)

 

Recorded by Eric Pozza; produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

 

 

 

 

The new ArtSound FM T-shirt is now available!model wearing t-shirt

Featuring a graphic celebration of Canberra’s iconic buildings by a celebrated local artist, only two thousand T-shirts will be available for purchase! You can order yours at the RedBubble ArtSound site

Local arts and concert recordings

or see our full program schedule

Feb
22
Fri
The Movie Club
Feb 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Movie Club

A local perspective of film and DVD.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The JAZZ MUSIC INSTITUTE STAFF BAND

The JMI Summer Jazz Clinics were in town for their second local incarnation in January and the The Jazz Music Institute Staff Band played on stage at Smiths on 25 January.  They comprised Dan Quigley (trumpet), Paula Girvan (piano), John Mackey (tenor), Ben Hauptmann (guitar), Eric Ajaye (bass), James Hauptmann (drums).

The Jazz Music Institute is based in Brisbane and its clinics are a direct descendant of the Jamey Aebersold clinics that came to Australia in the 1970.

“The audience was generous; the playing was stunning; the authenticity and purpose of jazz was evident. Great night from a great set of players. Thrilling.” (Eric Pozza – canberrajazz.net)

 

Recorded by Eric Pozza; produced and presented by Chris Deacon OAM.

 

 

 

Feb
23
Sat
At the National
Feb 23 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
At the National

Concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Feb
24
Sun
Concert Hall
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Hall

O Eternity, You Thunder-word! — the Canberra Bach Ensemble performs four cantatas (BWV 20, 60, 105 and 78) at St Christopher’s Cathedral, Manuka.

Canberra Bach Ensemble https://www.canberrabachensemble.com/

Concert Hall is repeated on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Feb
25
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
At The National (repeat)

A repeat of Saturday night’s program featuring concerts recorded by ArtSoundFM at the National Folk Festival, held each Easter at Exhibition Park in Canberra.

Arts Cafe
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Cafe

Every weekday at noon, straight after the news, the “Arts Café” opens its doors to bring you a delectable smorgasbord of bright music,interviews,arts stories from the region, Arts Diary plus The World, our summary of the day’s world events.

In the Foyer
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris Opera

30 minutes of interviews, reviews and music focusing on shows being presented in the Canberra region and beyond, and the artists who create and perform in them.

In the Foyer is produced and presented by Bill Stephens OAM, a familiar voice to ArtSound listeners through his programs Red Velvet and Wild Boronia (6.00pm Sundays and 3.30pm Tuesdays) and Dress Circle. Bill narrated The Gershwin Project and contributed weekly interviews to On Stage, both produced by Len Power.

In addition to his work with ArtSound, Bill is a member of the Canberra Critics Circle, reviewing dance, musical theatre and cabaret for City News, Australian Arts Review and The Canberra Critics Circle. He writes feature articles for Stage Whispers, is a member of the Helpmann Awards Cabaret Voting panel, and is a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.