Impact and Engagement


2014   APRA/AMC National Award for Excellence in Experimental Music.
2014   Civitella Ranieri Fellowship.
2013   Mid Career Creative Development Fellowship, WA Dept. Culture and the Arts.
2013   Churchill Trust Fellowship
2013   Peggy Glanville Hicks Composers House Residency, Australia Council for the Arts.
2013    Visby International Composers Centre Residency, Sweden.
2012    Peoples Choice award at the International Space Time Concerto Competition.
2011    APRA/AMC National Inaugural Award for Excellence in Experimental Music.
2011    APRA/AMC State Award for Excellence (Western Australia).

Keynote Engagements

2017 “Stepping Aside: Gender equality and privilege in Australian music culture” Women in the Creative Arts Conference, Australian National University, ACT.

2016 “Notating Electronic Music for the Future” International Sound and Music Computing Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

2015 “Addressing the Gender Balance in Australian Electronic Music” Australasian Computer Music Conference, Sydney, NSW.

2015 “Is there no Digital Art?” CreateWorld, Brisbane, Queensland.

2015 “Sound Art is Experimental Art” National Experimental Arts Forum, Perth, Western Australia.


Speechless – a wordless opera (2017)
Cat Hope is working with Western Australian new music producer Tura new music and South Australia’s contemporary arts organisation Vital Statistix to produce the first Australia ‘animated notation’ opera, based on the Australian Human Rights Commissions’ ‘Forgotten Children‘ report of 2014. An early showing of the work will be presented in July 2017.

Decibel New Music Ensemble (2009 – ongoing)
Cat is the director of this new music ensemble, formed in 2009. The ensemble has partnered with organisations such as The Australia Council, the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Tura New Music, the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Melbourne Recital Centre, the Judith Wright Performing Arts Centre, Metro Arts, Liquid Architecture, ABC Classic FM, SWR Germany, Nortel Networks, Apple Computers, Universities Australia/DAAD scheme as well as universities throughout Italy and Germany.

The International Women Composers Project (2016 ongoing)
Cat is part of a team of researchers working on the International Women Composers Project as part of the Creative Workforce Initative led by Dawn Bennett  at Curtin University. Other members of the team include Sally Mcarthur (Western Sydney University), Talisha Goh (WAAPA) and Sophie Hennekam (La Rochelle, France).


Industry Engagement

Board member, Australian Music Centre (2016-)
Peer panel member  Australia Council for the Arts, music and experimental arts panels.  (2008-2016)
Peer panel member \Western Australian Department of Arts And Culture, Arts Development and Contemporary music panels (also as chair) (2008-2015)
Vice president, Australasian Computer Music Association (2014-)
Australian Delegate, International Society for Contemporary Music New Music Days (2013)
Witness for  the Senate Enquiry into Federal Arts Funding (2016)
APRA Professional Development Awards panellist. (2013, 2017)
APRA AMC Art Music Awards and Commissioning panellist. (2015, 2016, 2017)
Board Member, New Music Network (2014-2015)
Board member, Perth Institute of Contemporary Music (2003-2007)