Women Hold Up The Sky
The "Women Hold Up Half The Sky Award" acknowledges the outstanding contribution of women in the community
The award, which recognises an outstanding woman who has made a great contribution to the community, is part of the Australia Day awards and honours and is jointly coordinated by the Office for Women.
Minister for the Status of Women, Gail Gago, says the award is important in ensuring that the valued contribution women make to our community does not go unnoticed.
“The Women Hold Up Half the Sky award recognises a South Australian woman who acts as role model and has inspired us through her accomplishments,” the Minister said.
“This award is an excellent opportunity to celebrate these achievements".
The 2014 Recipient for Women Hold Up Half the Sky Award: Tam Boakes
Ten years ago Tam Boakes started “Jive” a live music venue in its current location in Hindley Street West-from a run down deserted building. It has now become one of Adelaides finest music venues. It has featured a wide arrange of performances form comedy. theatre, art, exhibitions and of course live music. Tams commitment to running Jive as a small business has made an impact on the states live music industry by providing a high quality for both emerging and established bands and contributes to making Adelaide a more vibrant city. She has also provided countless opportunities for local South Australian bands and artists and whilst also investing into and giving back to the industry in many ways that often go unnoticed. Despite the challenges of running a small business Tam has persisted and built this venue into a key arts venue space for South Australia.
Please contact the Australia Day Council office on (08) 8463 5436 if you have any questions or would like further information.