AMA Receives Grant from The NAMM Foundation to Grow Music Making

(Melbourne, VIctoria – October 5, 2021) — The Australian Music Association has been named a grant recipient of The NAMM Foundation. The organization was selected as one of 25 music-making organizations to receive a grant to fund vital programs that provide access to music-making opportunities across a variety of different communities and demographics.

“Programs supported by The NAMM Foundation, including a grant to the Australian Music Association, advance music learning for people of all ages and abilities,” said Mary Luehrsen, Executive Director The NAMM Foundation, “Together, we advance a more musical world based on a shared belief that music is a force for good and connections in our world.”

The grants serve to underscore the Foundation’s mission to advance participation in music making and offer quality access to all people. As one of 25 recipients, the Association will utilize the resource to support the organisation’s efforts of establish Make Music Day Australia on June 21 each year, generally support recreational music making and improve access in the community to music making opportunities.

The Association’s executive officer, Rob Walker said, “the NAMM Foundation funding has enabled the AMA to take on programs and projects that it would have otherwise been unable to, particularly in times when live music has been so under threat and the industry under stress. It is vital, welcomed and appreciated”

Since its inception in 2015, the annual grant program has donated more than $18 million to domestic and international music education programs, scientific research, advocacy and public service programs related to music-making. Together with private donations to The NAMM Foundation, grants are funded by NAMM Show activities that are supported by NAMM’s 10,400-member global companies.

About the Australian Music Association

The Australian Music Association’s is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to be the voice of the music products industry and grow music making in Australia. For more information please visit our website or Contact Robert Walker at

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit