Aga Khan Music Awards
The Aga Khan Music Awards is an endeavour of the Aga Khan Music Initiative.
The Aga Khan Music Initiative is an interregional music and arts education programme with worldwide performance, outreach, mentoring and artistic production activities. Launched to support talented musicians and music educators working to preserve, transmit and further develop their musical heritage in contemporary forms, the Music Initiative began its work in Central Asia, subsequently expanding its cultural development activities to include artistic communities and audiences in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. The Initiative promotes the revitalisation of cultural heritage both as a source of livelihood for musicians and as a means to strengthen pluralism in nations where it is challenged by social, political, and economic constraints.
The Aga Khan Music Awards, inaugurated in 2019, is a platform that supports exceptional artistic creativity, enterprise, and career development for musicians, music educators and music revitalisers in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence.