The Louise Baril award honours the memory of Louise Baril, a revered member of the Arts Council Board and Program director of Countryside Concerts from 1990 through to 1994, as well as an active participant in the Sunshine Coast music scene. Louise died in November of 1994. Applicants may be self-nominated or nominated by others. Each year the Arts Council considers applications submitted by Sunshine Coast music students for an award of $300.


  • Sunshine Coast Resident
  • Be undertaking advanced studies in music

How to Apply:

  • Complete an Application that includes an outline with the artist’s past accomplishments, proposed course of study, and other relevant information.
  • At least one letter of reference form a current or prospective music teacher


Applications can be filled out digitally or by hand. Links to both versions are provided below:

SCAC Application Form (digital)

SCAC Application Form (printable)


If you would like to support building this endowment, please follow the link below to donate and make sure to specify the Award you are supporting


Past Winners


Awarded to: Emily Picard


a8Awarded to: Hanna Crudele (accepted by Hanna’s step-father, Geoff Davis) and presented by nominator, Carolyn Mitchell.


Awarded to: Simon Gidora award4


Awarded to: Breanna Picard Breanna Picard..