What the Troubadour Foundation does.

The Troubadour Foundation raises funds and provides assistance for projects that help sustain Australian folk culture. Leading Australian and international folk artists have supported Troubadour Foundation projects (such as Festival Folk Sing CDs) since its foundation in 2007

Our activities and support include:

Loans and grants to musicians for their CD productions
The Annual Newstead Live awards
Financial assistance for folk community projects
Hardship support
Troubadour Awards
Production and marketing of the Festival Folk Sing series of CDs


Loans and grants for CD production
Many musicians have benefited from a grant towards their CD production costs or a loan, repayable from the sales of the CDs.

The Newstead Live Awards (Cash grants)
In recognition of great achievment in and/or major contributions to the Australian folk scene.
2017 Khristian Mizzi and Dingoes Breakfast
2018 Liz Frencham
2019 Kerryn Fields
2020 We Mavericks and Kate Wilson

Financial assistance for folk community projects
The Foundation contributed to the Save St Brigid's community fund, supporting a vibrant rural community to hold on to their former church and hall as a community and cultural centre.
Associates of the foundation have formerly had a long and valued relationship with the National Folk Festival and contributed to the Rolling the Ball fund for the acquisition of a permanent dance floor in the Fitzroy Pavilion.

Hardship support
The Troubadour Foundation's support includes times of hardship such as health, or loss from natural disasters.

The Troubadour Award
Individually modelled bronze statuettes, awarded for longstanding contribution to the fabric of the folk world.
Doug Ashdown
Eric Bogle
Cliff Ellery
Jane and Peter Crone
Eric Ford

Production and marketing of the Festival Folk Sing series of CDs.

And more...
Thanks to the support of the Australian Folk Alliance, Cloudstreet received an opportunity to showcase Australian performers at the International Folk Alliance in Memphis USA. Their travel costs were subsidised by the Foundation.
Community Music Victoria, a not-for-profit, membership-based association, which supports, promotes and facilitates music-making among Victorian communities has similar aims to the Foundation. The Foundation contributed to one of its fund-raisers.

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