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ABC Classic and ABC Jazz launch fund to support diverse Australian voices

Friday 09 April, 2021

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz have launched a $90,000 fund to support the creation of new music works from emerging and diverse Australian voices.

The ABC Fresh Start Fund will support podcasts and radio dramas

Monday 13 July, 2020

The ABC will support more than 200 Australian productions and new content ideas through its $5 million Fresh Start Fund, to help safeguard local content and creativity against the impact of COVID-19.

The fund includes support for new science and history podcasts, radio dramas and new series examining major moments and big ideas that changed Australia and the world.

ABC keeps the arts alive at home for all Australians

Friday 01 May, 2020

With the lights out in theatres and concert halls due to COVID-19, the ABC is bringing the best of the arts home to all Australians with performances by our leading arts and music companies, alongside new radio programs and arts documentaries. 

triple j’s special edition Ausmusic T-Shirt Day

Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Live gigs and festivals are being cancelled around the world, so to help support artists, triple j is holding a special edition of their annual Ausmusic T-Shirt Day on Friday 17 April.
Plus, they’ll be playing Australian music all day across the ABC’s networks including triple j, Double J, triple j Unearthed, ABC Radio, ABC Country, ABC Classic and ABC Jazz.

Australian generosity during the bushfires is the ABC focus for Australia Day

Monday 20 January, 2020

The ABC will focus on the communities most affected by the ongoing bushfires as part of its 2020 Australia Day coverage.
The ABC will broaden its Australia Day coverage this year to include stories from the regions that have been impacted by bushfires.  Emergency broadcasting, however, will remain at the core of its service for those communities still under threat from bushfires.   

ABC Classic and ABC Jazz ring in the new year with Beethoven, baroque and their very own Valentine

Tuesday 03 December, 2019

National networks ABC Classic and ABC Jazz offerings to  Australian audiences in 2020 will be led by a year-long celebration of Beethoven, new studio recordings of Indigenous and female composers and the inaugural Jazz 100 countdown.

ABC's Classic 100 countdown this weekend

Friday 07 June, 2019

This weekend, ABC Classic will unveil the nation’s favourite composer, as it broadcasts the ultimate classical countdown.
More than 127,000 votes have been cast for 525 different composers with classical favourites such as Mozart and Vivaldi vying for top spot, with dark horses including popular film composer John Williams and Australian Elena Kats-Chernin.

ABC’s Classic 100 countdown is now open

Friday 05 April, 2019

Voting is now open for ABC Classic’s Classic 100, the ultimate classical music countdown, and this year they want to know who is your favourite composer.

ABC Classic Weekend Breakfast presenter Ed Ayres says, “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to champion the composer that means the most to you. Make sure you vote so that your composer gets the place they deserve in the countdown – after all the joy they’ve given, it’s the least you can do!”

Margaret Throsby's 'The Golden Age of Hollywood' on ABC Classic

Friday 15 March, 2019

Next week on ABC Classic, Margaret Throsby explores the era that defined cinema, The Golden Age of Hollywood.
From the 30s to the 50s, cinema emerged from the silent era, helped America get through the Depression and the Second World War, and created some of the greatest ever films: Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Wuthering Heights and more.

ABC Classic's festival of female composers

Friday 01 March, 2019

ABC Classic will celebrate Women’s Day by dedicating four days to the music of female composers across the past 1000 years.

From Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 March inclusive, there will be 96 hours of music by women from the medieval period to today including music recorded especially by the ABC, and on International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March, programs will be presented by a line-up of all-female presenters.


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