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VISIBLE Music Mentoring Program

Giving a kick start to musicians from emerging refugee and Indigenous backgrounds and enriching Australia’s music landscape with diverse cultural expression


ABOUT THE PROGRAM Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Visible music mentoring program bridges and creates a framework through which the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005 can be delivered in practical terms. Since 2005 Visible has given a kick start to many musicians from emerging refugee and Indigenous backgrounds. The program connects participants with established producers, musicians and industry representatives, opens pathways and networks into the industry and enriches Australia’s music landscape with diverse cultural expression. Visible provides skills development and equips artists with high quality portfolio and promotional materials including a professionally recorded track, Electronic Press Kit and high quality press shots. Visible artists also gain professional performance opportunities through Multicultural Arts Victoria’s annual Emerge Festival and other events programmed throughout the year.

TESTIMONIALS “The Visible project is a well thought out, practical mentoring program that achieves essential real life outcomes for emerging acts. As a mentor I thoroughly enjoyed the process and felt I was giving my energy in a valuable way, and as a result I have already seen career outcomes and opportunities arise for an exciting new artist.” Carlo Santone, Blue King Brown – Visible Mentor 2013 “Working with Jason Heerah was one of the most memorable days of my life. I felt very proud because I was working with one of the best musician in Australia. I believe I have learnt many things during this experience. I have no words to express my feeling but all I can say right now is many thanks to Multicultural Arts Victoria for giving me this opportunity.” Sinit Tsegay, Visible Participant 2012/2013

Bitsat Seyoum

Taqi Khan

Yirrmal & the Yolgnu Boys

Sinit Tsegay & Visible mentor Jason Heerah

VISIBLE COMPILATION CDS Each year, the tracks recorded as part of the program are compiled on the Visible CD. The albums are sent to media and industry representatives to expand opportunities for participants, and are available for purchase for the general public. The latest compilation, Visible 8, celebrates a cacophony of Persian Hip Hop, Hazara beats, Ethio-pop and soulful sounds from North-East Arnhem Land. Visible 8, along with past Visible albums are available for purchase through iTunes and via the MAV website:

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YOU CAN GET INVOLVED As a Participant - if you are a musician from an emerging refugee or Indigenous backgrounds As a Mentor - if you have skills and expertise in composition or music production, studio access, a passion to pass on your knowledge and a willingness to learn new styles, rhythms and instrumentation As a Presenter – if you are interested in booking artists involved in the program or partnering on an event As a Supporter - buy the music in our estore, make a donation or become a patron of the program

More info Visible Music Mentoring Program T: +61 3 9188 3681 - F: +61 3 9686 6643 Address: South Melbourne Town Hall Level 1, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne 3205 PO Box 5113 South Melbourne 3205, Australia FOLLOW US Facebook: Cover photo: Yoseph H. Bekele Photos by Nicola Dracoulis, Carlo Santone, DWV Photography

Supported by:

Bequest from the Estate of Beverley Shelton deceased and her late husband Martin SchĂśnthal

Printed on 100% recycled paper using vegetable inks

Visible Music Mentoring Program  
Visible Music Mentoring Program