Joel Carnegie is an award winning broadcaster, presenter, performer, feature maker, writer and musician regularly working with various broadcasters and media outlets [radio/audio, podcasts, TV and online], including ABC Radio National, American Public Media, Audible, BBC World Service, CBC, Deutsche Welle, RFI and others. As a performer, actor, writer and musician, Joel makes theatre, musical, cabaret, orchestral and other multidisciplinary projects.
In 2013, he founded international media production house, The Space Company which takes on non-fiction and fiction based projects and stories that aim to deepen or challenge our understanding and relationship with the world around us - and has since told stories from outback Australia, to the remote Faroe Islands, Fiji, India, Ireland, Kiribati, Netherlands, Russia, UK and the USA.
In 2017, his radio cabaret show, "Stardust: The Col Brain Story" [Directed by Tom Molyneux] won two Silver Awards at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards - "Best Innovation" and "Best Performance By An Actor" [Joel Carnegie] and his feature "The Grind" [also for ABC Radio National] was shortlisted by Whicker's World Foundation's Audio Recognition Awards.
Joel was an Ambassador of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) for Third Coast Festival (Chicago) 2016, and was a Jury Member for the "Radio Music" category at the 2016 Prix Europa (European Broadcasting Festival). He is also a member of Public Radio Exchange (PRX) and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, Australia (MEAA).
In 2011, Joel was Operations Manager at 3MBS Melbourne, before being appointed Special Projects Producer, going on to win a CBAA award for ” Best New Program – Music” in 2013. He’s told stories for FBi’s “All the Best”, and filed stories and reviews for News Limited and Fairfax (The Age / SMH) before founding The Space Company.
Joel studied a Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the University of Melbourne, which included performance studies with Hector McDonald (Principal Horn of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra) at Die Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz in Austria. He also holds a Master of Arts (Media & Communications) from Swinburne University of Technology.
When he’s out on the road or at home, he can be found immersed in music of all styles, shapes, forms and colours.