The Lighthouse Award
Established in memory of Linda Gebar, The Lighthouse Award grants $5,000 to a female Victorian music manager who exhibits passion, creativity and integrity.

What is on offer?

Linda Gebar died tragically in October 2008 soon after the birth of her second child. She was one of the few female managers in the 90s, and worked with The Killjoys, Frente and The Blackeyed Susans. She also booked the Punters Club, worked at PBS FM, had a record label and worked at APRA AMCOS.

Linda was a truly passionate believer in local music and the community that surrounded it, and was a mentor and colleague to many. This memorial award exists to continue Linda’s work, and support a forward-thinking manager who is dedicated to Australian music. Previous recipients of The Lighthouse Award include Jen Cloher, Bonnie Dalton and Bernadette Ryan.

Female music managers or self-managed artists who reside in Victoria and are aged 18 or over are eligible to apply. You must be able to demonstrate experience as a manager and a commitment to sustaining a career in the music industry.

The funding is intended to support a female manager or self-managed artist with professional development. It is expected that the funding will be used to support business-related travel, education, conference attendance, the purchase of business equipment, or other expenses that will support a career in music.

In your application, you must outline how you would use the $5000 grant. The funds must be spent within 12 months.

For more information, selection criteria and how to apply visit our website:

Applications are now open.
Applications close:  18 April 2019, 5pm (AEST)
Recipient announced: May 2019

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    Geelong, Victoria, Australia

    The Lighthouse Award

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