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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.

Training: Radiocraft for Arts & Music Broadcasting

A photograph of one of ArtSound's microphineAt ArtSound FM, we’re passionate about the arts and music and we’re looking for more people to join our community to share this passion with Canberra. Expressions of interest are open for our eight-week course in Radiocraft for Arts & Music Broadcasting.

Find out more and submit your application here.

 

 

Attention Would-be Podcasters!

ArtSound FM has a number of studios available for hire that are tailored for differing recording needs (our main recording studio specifications are available here). We offer a 50m2 acoustically-treated, air-conditioned space ideally suited to the recording of podcasts and interviews.

Power, table and chairs are provided – you bring the rest! This studio is available for rent at $50/hour. For further information, or to make a studio booking please enquire using this form.

Notices and upcoming events

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

Sep
15
Sun
Concert Hall
Sep 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Concert Hall

Catch the best of Canberra’s live classical music performances by local and international artists. Every year Art Sound volunteers record around 50 such concerts. You can hear many of them on Concert Hall and also keep in touch with musical events coming up around town.

Concert Hall sources its live concerts from such venues as the ANU School of Music, the Wesley Music Centre, the National Gallery, the National Library, University House and local churches. We cover all genres and forms of classical music performed by solo instruments and voices, ensembles, orchestras and choirs.

Concert Hall is repeated on Wednesdays at 1.30pm

Sep
16
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Sep 16 @ 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 Café
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Café

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.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.

This week (16th September) features interviews with Hannah Gason about her Thomas Foundation-sponsored residency at Canberra Glassworks and Melissa Cameron about her new exhibition “Marfa TX”. We also speak to glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock about her Stephen Procter Fellowship.

 

In The Foyer
Sep 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Photo of Paris Opera

IN THE FOYER – 3.30pm Mondays .. repeated 3.30pm Wednesday.

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 (6.00 pm Sundays and 3.30 pm 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 FM, 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 a longtime interviewer for the National Library of Australia’s Oral History program, specialising in the performing arts.

Sep
17
Tue
Arts Café
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Café

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.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.

 

Sep
18
Wed
Arts Café
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Arts Café

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.

Monday features the Exhibition Rundown just before The World at 1pm.

 

Concert Hall repeat
Sep 18 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Concert Hall repeat

A repeat of Sunday Night’s Concert Hall