The Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award

Noel_NTThe Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award is presented annually to a young emerging artist involved in one of Phunktional’s Community Arts and Cultural Development projects, in recognition for their artistic achievements.

This award celebrates emerging artists that use the arts as a means to express themselves, survive hardship and become leaders in their community.

Winners of this national achievement award receive professional development related to their artistic specialties to support and nurture their artistic talent and leadership qualities.

The award is presented on stage by the esteemed Noel Tovey AM. Noel is an Indigenous actor, dancer, singer, director, choreographer, designer, writer and teacher that overcame extraordinary hardship to achieve a successful arts career spanning 54 years in Europe and Australia.

To make a nomination, or for more information, please contact us.


Congratulations to Eboni Lloyd, the recipient of the 2019 Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award


CONGRATULATIONS to Chrissie Ale winner of the 2016 Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award!

Listen to Noel Tovey’s message to Chrissie Ale (2016 recipient of the Noel Tovey Achievement Award).


Listen to the 2010 Noel Tovey Award recipient, Phil Murray, talk about winning the award:

Noel Tovey Emerging Artist Achievement Award Recipients

Cody Matthews 2009 Noel_2009_CM
Phil Murray 2010 Phillip Murray with mic
Eloise Yunkaporta 2011 Elouise
Zachariah Johnson 2014
Naomi ‘Chrissie’ Ale 2016
Eboni Lloyd 2019