The Visible Music Program in 2014 celebrates nine years providing a platform for newly arrived, emerging and indigenous musicians into the music industry. Many of the Visible artists have come to Australia to escape troubles in their homeland and have faced challenges establishing themselves in Australia despite successful music careers ‘back home’.
Visible links participants up with established producers, musicians and industry representatives to open pathways and networks into the music industry. In many cases both mentor and mentee are learners, as the project offers an opportunity for both to enrich their musical knowledge through the exchange of culturally specific musical styles, rhythms and sounds.
The program also provides skills development, such as mentoring in song writing and web presence, while strengthening portfolio and promotional materials through equipping artists with a professionally recorded track, electronic press kit and high quality press shots. Performance skills are also enhanced throughout the year through opportunities such as the Emerge Festival and other Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) programmed and produced events, along with performances generated through our artist agency.
The Visible project in 2014 was funded by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, City of Melbourne, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship and The Scanlon Foundation.
MAV, the only organisation of its kind in Victoria, provides opportunities and support structures for artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, as well as offering culturally diverse art to the public at large. MAV established Visible to increase the access, participation and ‘visibility’ of new and emerging communities in the arts.
released October 9, 2014
Produced by Multicultural Arts Victoria
Coordinated by Jess Fairfax
MAV Team: Jill Morgan, Hung Nguyen, Robyn Gawenda, Anita Larkin, Meg Larkin, Deshani Wickremasinghe, Jess Fairfax, Kat Vane Tempest, Trinidad Estay, Jade Ouk, Fablice Mani, Sebastian Avila, Graham Coffey, Kate Hayes
MAV Interns: Leon Wan, Igor Ledderman, Tamara Bouzo, Millie Drysdale
Mastered by Byron J. Scullin at Deluxe Mastering
Illustration and design by Kerry Kershaw at Keke Designs
Photography: Michelle Grace Hunder and DWV Photography
The Visible Music Mentoring Program has been generously supported by the Scanlon Foundation, Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria, the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship, City of Melbourne and City of Yarra.
Special thanks to:
The producers and mentors for their amazing work and for their energy, passion and commitment - Jason Heerah, Ivan Khatchoyan, Wayne ‘Lotek’ Bennett, Harry James Angus, Helen Croome (Gossling), Mohamed Komba, Myles Mumford and Moses Iten.
For more info about MAV and the artists visit www.multiculturalarts.com.au