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Another Concert: This Sunday at 4pm

Mark your calendars for more glorious music in the ArtSound gardens at the Manuka Arts Centre. Coming Sunday March 12: At 4pm, in the Wayne Kelly Trio, the piano great is joined by Eric Ajaye, bass, and Col Hoorweg, drums. At 5pm, Black Cypress (Rosie and Sam Harris, guitars and vocals, and Charlotte Strong, violin […]

ArtSound’s 40th Under Way

On Friday 3 March 2023, ArtSound launched its year of 40th Anniversary celebrations and special programming with a ceremony in the ArtSound gardens at the Manuka Arts Centre. Graciously declaring the beginning of the year’s events for us was Rebecca Vassarotti, (Greens, Member for Kurrajong), ACT Minister for the Environment, Heritage, Homelessness and Housing Services, […]

ArtSound Newsletter – March 2023

A lot is happening at ArtSound. Here’s some of it. Invitation to ArtSound FM’s 40th Anniversary Launch We invite all ArtSound members and supporters to join us at the launch of our 40th Anniversary. The event takes place from 5.30pm to 6.30pm on Friday March 3 in the gardens of Manuka Arts Centre. ArtSound FM […]

ArtSound’s First Newsletters — and Vision, Still

As we approach the Launch of our 40th Anniversary year (Friday March 3 at 5:30pm in the gardens of the Manuka Arts Centre), here’s a blast from the past: ArtSound’s first two newsletters, ever. They date from 1983, when we went by our original name, Canberra Stereo Public Radio. Remarkably, the station’s vision has remained […]

More Concerts Coming Soon

The ArtSound Summer/Autumn Series continued on Sunday, 12 February, and we have three more events coming up, soon. On Sunday 26 February, at 4pm, two lively acts: Bella Groove and Dr Jawbone and the Restless Souls. Led by Canberra Critics’ Circle Award winner, Elise Walsh, Bella Groove — Elise Walsh, flute/vocals; Ross Buchanan, keys; Matt […]

ArtSound Summer/Autumn Concert Series – Re-starts Sunday

ArtSound’s Summer/Autumn Concert Series recommences this Sunday, 12 February, at 4pm in ArtSound’s gardens at the Manuka Arts Centre. Con Campbell and friends appear. Con Campbell and friends will perform on that day. First, the Con Campbell Trio (below, right) performs, with Con Campbell (tenor and soprano saxophones), Chris Pound (double bass), and Nick McBride […]

ArtSound Strategic Aim

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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Sponsorship Packages

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.


Please join us in fostering the arts in the Canberra region. Our goal is to reflect the whole range of artistic practice in the ACT and beyond.

We value your membership and your related support for the development of Canberra arts and music.

Help us make ArtSound the best it can be

Audio Services


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

The Australian Capital Territory is Ngunnawal Country. ArtSound acknowledges the Ngunnawal peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the Canberra region, a meeting place of many Aboriginal groups. ArtSound acknowledges the many millenniums of strong cultures of First Nations peoples, their caring for Country, and their enduring arts practices. ArtSound acknowledges its responsibility to share in promoting and celebrating First Nations cultures for the benefit of all who live on Ngunnawal Country.