About ArtSound

ArtSound FM is a volunteer-powered arts and music station, and an integral part of Canberra’s arts community.

We are:

  • incorporated as a not-for-profit community association by Access Canberra.
  • licenced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
  • a member of the Australian Fine Music Network and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia.

ArtSound covers the full spectrum of the performing and visual arts, including literature, theatre, film, exhibitions and local concerts. We also broadcast a great mix of jazz, blues, folk, world and classical music.

We also have two production studios, professional-standard recording studios and a Silver Memories streaming service specially for aged care facilities..

We’re on the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, thanks to the time, energy and passion our volunteers, supported by a small part-time staff and the generous support of the ACT Government, sponsors and arts partners.

With a great mix of jazz, blues, folk, world and classical music, ArtSound FM has something for all discerning music lovers.

Originally located in Curtin, ArtSound moved to the Manuka Arts Centre In March 2006, joining PhotoAccess which had been at the Centre since 2002.

About Manuka Arts Centre

The Manuka Arts Centre is an ACT Government centre with a long history of providing community access to the arts and artists.

Until the late 1990s it was the Canberra School of Music’s jazz campus. Today it hosts events such as outdoor concerts, exhibitions, and broadcasting and photography courses.