The Aga Khan Music Awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 2018. The Awards recognise and support exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence.
Award recipients share a prize fund of $500,000, as well as opportunities for professional development. These opportunities include 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.
The first Music Awards ceremony took place in Lisbon, Portugal in March 2019. It was co-hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Lisbon Municipality, and brought together a constellation of the world’s leading musical talents from the Muslim world.
See the winners of the 2020-2022 Awards.