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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

Aug
26
Mon
At The National (repeat)
Aug 26 @ 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
Aug 26 @ 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 (19th August) features an interview with Photoaccess director Dr Kirsten Wehner,focusing on the new exhibition by 2019 Double Exposure resident Kirsty Macafee, and we also speak to artist Alex Lundy about her upcoming exhibition at Tributary Projects. 

 

In The Foyer
Aug 26 @ 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.

Aug
27
Tue
Arts Café
Aug 27 @ 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.

 

Aug
28
Wed
Arts Café
Aug 28 @ 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
Aug 28 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Concert Hall repeat

A repeat of Sunday Night’s Concert Hall

In The Foyer
Aug 28 @ 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.