Arts & Entertainment

National Indigenous Music Awards Go Virtual

Jessica Mauboy. Photo: David Hancock

In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak and social distancing measures this year’s iteration of the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMA) are moving towards an online event.

Given the challenges which social distancing has placed in the way of large scale group events many have chosen to cancel, but that was never a consideration for NIMA.

“Over more than a decade, the awards have been such an important place of recognition for musicians across the country, both to celebrate successes and provide a platform for new artists to be discovered,” explained Creative Director Ben Graetz. “We will create an event where we can celebrate and honour our extraordinary musical community while of course listening to health advice and bringing our community together, this year virtually, to offer positivity and hope in these challenging times.”

By moving in this new direction NIMA see this as an opportunity to not only celebrate our wonderful Indigenous musicians but also the way in which technology has transformed Indigenous life.

Nominations are now open at