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    ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE // Music Conservation Leadership Workshop co-hosted with The Wilderness Society

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    ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE and WILDERNESS SOCIETY invite you to join a free lunchtime session aimed at educating and empowering artists, music-lovers and nature-lovers to use their voice to inspire care for our natural world.


    GAIN A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF CONSERVATION IN AUSTRALIA
    - The current state of biodiversity and species loss 
    - The linked climate and biodiversity crisis
    - New nature laws 
    - Key facts and stats to use and share

    LEARN FROM ARTISTS WHO ARE USING THEIR VOICE STRATEGICALLY

    - They will share their passion for nature and unique artistic perspectives on how it has influenced their work.


    You'll hear from: 

    Amelia Young - National Campaigns Director at THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY

    Amelia works with campaigners, organisers, volunteers and supporters to deliver the Wilderness Society’s national campaign strategy at what is a critical time for the environment in Australia.

    Edwina Floch - Founder of the ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE

    She is interested in helping catalyse initiatives that will rapidly shift the attitudes and behaviour affecting our vital ecosystem. 

    Anya Anastasia - Folk Singer Songwriter and Finalist in the 2023 ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE with her song 'LOSING WILD'. 

    Her moving song explores how losing the animals and wild places that form the basis of our identity, imagination and the characters in our children's stories, not only poses heartbreaking and planet-threatening external risks, but also heralds the end of good poetry and diminishment of playful mind.

    Anthony Albrecht - Cellist, Co-Founder of THE BOWERBIRD COLLECTIVE, Finalists in the 2022 prize with 'WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY VIRTUAL CHOIR' and 2023 prize with 'THE GODWIT AND THE CURLEW

    The Bowerbird Collective produces multimedia work uses classical music as a medium to tell conservation stories. Their aim is to strengthening emotional connections to the natural world and Anthony and Simone Slattery (co-founder and violinist) have produced over 250 concerts in Australia, the UK and North America.
    Their albums for threatened species - SONGS OF DISAPPEARANCE - BIRDS and SONGS OF DISAPPEARANCE - FROGS - topped ARIA charts.



    MASSIVE THANKS TO KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD!!

    They won the 2022 ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE with their song 'IF NOT NOW, THEN WHEN?' and donated the $20,000 prize money to The Wilderness Society to fund frontline conservation efforts in Australia. 

    Recognising the power of music and artists to drive rapid cultural change, Wilderness are paying it forward by providing this workshop so more artists feel educated and empowered to use their voice in favour of nature.


    ABOUT THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY 

    For over 40 years, Wilderness has stood at the forefront of Australia’s most historic environmental victories. 
    Their community of committed supporters work tirelessly on to advocate for strong new environment laws so that the places we love can be protected.
    Discover iconic Australian ecosystems they are fighting to protect
    Learn how they are protecting nature

    ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL MUSIC PRIZE

    The $20,000 prize is a global first that rewards and amplifies artists who inspire action for climate and conservation.
    Discover the 2023 Finalist Music Videos
    Find out more: Media // About Us // Impact 
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    The prize is community-voted and community funded. 

    Our potential reach and impact is massive, but we need your help to keep the prize alive and scale for maximum impact in Year 3...
    - create a powerful music video for climate and conservation
    - make a tax-deductible donation
    - support the crowdfunding campaign for 2024
    - sponsor so more artists can be rewarded for music that can move hearts and minds

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