The first of BEMAC’s EMERGE professional development programs took place in June at QMC and was a great success. 12 emerging Indigenous performers had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by 3 of the country’s best Indigenous artists – Kahl Wallis (the medics), and 2018 Queensland Music Awards winners Sue Ray and Emily Wurramara. In July, BEMAC’s Artist Development Coordinator Simon Mula will deliver RECORD – a workshop program designed to provide hands-on skills and understanding into the audio production industry, at The Access Gateway. Due to the overwhelming interest in this program, a second workshop was added to the series and will take place later in the month at QMC. The end of July will see EMERGE CULTIVATE take place at QMC. This program seeks to empower CALD women with performance and SONG writing skills and will be facilitated by Greta Kelly and Pauline Maudy of multi-award winning group MZAZA.

EMERGE is BEMAC’s professional development series, which is delivered 100% free and aims to engage, upskill and empower the next generation of creatives from culturally diverse backgrounds living in Queensland. For more information, email admin@bemac.org.au