Indent turns 10! 2010 ISAAC Awards announced - MusicNSW

On Friday March 12, 2010 Minister for the Arts Virginia Judge presented the 2010 ISAAC (Indent Super All Ages Crusader) awards and launched Indent’s tenth year of vital funding, advice, resources and support for all ages’ entertainment in NSW.

The ISAAC awards are an initiative of Indent, a project of MusicNSW that recognises and celebrates outstanding contributions to all ages’ entertainment, each of the ten categories are industry supported signifying the standard expected and delivered by each of the Indent event teams. These categories include Best All Ages Event Team (supported by Youth Week), Best Support Organisation (YAPA), Best Young Photographer(Dan Boud) and Best All Ages Band (APRA) in 2009.

Indent’s Moryua event team took out the award for Best All Ages Event in 2009 for ‘Aamplify’ a band competition on the South Coast of NSW that creates awareness around annual local, national and international issues including Driver Awareness, Mental Health and last year’s theme Environmental Awareness, while exposing local talent to audiences in the thousands.

A young advocate for youth and the arts, Nicole Molyneux received a very special nod as Best Local Support for her works with the ‘Save the Loft’ campaign. The Loft is a music youth venue in Newcastle and houses some exemplar creative activities for youth in the area. Nicole’s tireless campaigning to lobby against the venues 2009 threatened closure, meant the youth venue could continue their youth arts, music, multimedia and support programs.

“The ISAAC Awards are a chance for us to recognize excellence amongst Indent events, both on an individual and on a team level.” Says Max Becker, Indent’s Project Manager “The caliber of events being staged by young people through the Indent Partnership Grants program has always been extremely high, and we are looking forward to seeing what the Indent Teams create in 2010, Indent’s tenth birthday.”

The ISAAC awards were apart of the annual Indent Open Day that launched the successful youth program into its tenth year. Since it was launched in 2000 Indent has distributed $992,485 in funding that staged over 1,000 events to host more than 6,000 young bands to an audience of nearly 230,000. In 2010 Indent will break the $1m distributed to young people to stage their own drug and alcohol free music events.

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Congratulations to all winners of the 2010 ISAAC Awards, as follow:

Best Event: Select Music Aamplify, Moruya
Best Indent Team: Cessnock Youth Entertainment Commiteee, Cessnock
Best Media: Noisy Crew, Burwood
Shake ‘n Bake: Dean Williamson, former
Fishers Gig, Campbelltown
Best Support Organisation: Kandos Youth Activity Centre,
Best Graphic Art: Sam Farrow The Loft, Newcastle
Best Safety and Transport: Live n’ Loud Productions, Taree
Best Photography: Mitch McMillan for Down the Park 2009, Sutherland
Best Local Supporter: Nicole Molyneax, Newcastle
All Ages’ Supporter Band: Bluejuice