Aga Khan Launches Global Music Awards Program

The Aga Khan Development Network in Geneva, Switzerland, has announced the establishment of the Aga Khan Music Awards. The triennial awards, which include $500,000 in prizes, will recognize exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation, and revitalization in societies in which Muslims have a significant presence. Award winners will be invited to pursue professional development opportunities arranged in collaboration with AKDN, including commissions for the creation of new works, contracts for recordings and artist management, support for pilot education initiatives, and technical or curatorial consultancies for music archiving, preservation, and dissemination projects.