#A Message from our CEO
Most of you know Queensland Music Festival as a biennial event that started in 1999 and has since engaged over 1 million people in more than 100 Queensland places.
But as time has progressed, we’ve become so much more than a festival that happens every two years. We’ve also developed and delivered year-round community engagement, artist development and music education programs, and assisted with the launch of the Regional Arts Services Network (RASN). We’re also currently finalising the details of two significant new initiatives that will define the future of our work with Queensland communities...
#Music brings people together, encourages participation and inspires change.
This makes music a critical tool in the effort to create a more cohesive, adaptive and vibrant society.
The QMF team is an expert collective, brought together by the shared belief that music’s potential value to our society is yet to be fully realised.
The programs we facilitate are typically partnerships between leading artists and arts organisations, local communities, government, corporate and philanthropic partners.
We like to think that we tie it all together.
#We deliver music initiatives that
Reimagine our places
Empower and elevate First Nations people
Diversify regional economies
Contribute to community health and wellbeing
Channel funds directly to artists, artsworkers and suppliers
The Queensland Music Festival was created in 1999 to give all Queenslanders access to world-class live music. We have worked with leading artists and communities to produce signature events, tours, and mass-participation music experiences; created innovative public music installations; and commissioned 65 new works based on Queensland stories.
QMF’s remit has evolved over the past 20 years to incorporate a diverse range of music programs that respond to Queensland’s social, cultural and economic challenges. Our present transformation from biennial festival organisation to strategic music agency is a natural progression of this evolution, and a response to the demand for engaging, innovative solutions to the complex problems of today.
#Our commitment to our First Nations peoples
QMF respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land, waters and communities on which QMF and Queensland Music Trails events take place. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country on whose land works are created, performed and celebrated by QMF and Queensland Music Trails. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
We recognise the importance of First Nations leadership and collaboration, and we commit to walking together on a journey of shared learning.
Chief Executive Officer
Programming & Technical Director
Business Development Director
Marketing & Communications Director
Programming & Technical
First Nations Senior Managing Producer
Senior Technical Manager
Senior Grants & Research Manager
Senior Partnerships Administrator
State Coordination Office
Regional Arts officer
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Marketing & Communications
Finance & Administration