The Boite announce ‘The Portfolio Project’: An empowering program for culturally diverse Victorian musicians
14.04.2022

The Boite announce ‘The Portfolio Project’: An empowering program for culturally diverse Victorian musicians

The Boite
Ellen Chan (Moaning Lisa)
Words by Staff Writer

Victorian music not-for-profit The Boite is launching an empowering and wide-ranging development project for culturally diverse musicians called 'The Portfolio Project'

The Portfolio Project will provide a massive leg up for emerging Victorian musicians from non-English speaking, First Nations, gender diverse and / or migrant communities.

The Boite are currently encouraging emerging musicians from culturally diverse backgrounds to apply for their six-month development program, which is essentially designed to launch an aspiring musician into a fully-fledged professional career.

What you need to know

  • The Boite are launching an epic development program for emerging musicians
  • It’s open to those from non-English speaking, First Nations, gender diverse and / or migrant communities
  • It’s designed to transform aspiring musicians into fully-fledged professionals

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The Portfolio Project will consist of four phases, titled passport, suitcase, lounge and flight. ‘Passport’ and ‘Suitcase’ are all about creating your marketing material, a crucial part of gaining exposure as an artist.

These stages include high quality studio photo sets, video recordings of live performances, creation of an electronic press kit with professionally written bios, and workshops to review your social media channels and any existing promotional material you may have.

The rather epic program will also give participants artist memberships for both The Boite and Music Victoria, which will allow you to access Music Victoria members’ workshops and VMDO Links workshops over the coming months.

The next stage ‘Lounge’ will actually get you that publicity you’ve been working for, including smaller showcase events, radio appearances, industry networking and print editorials. Finally, ‘Flight’ will include multi-artist ticketed concerts, celebrating the achievements of the project, with targeted invitations sent to key industry players.

“Programs like this would have meant the world to me as an emerging artist,” Moaning Lisa’s guitarist, Ellen Chan said. “This program will support migrant and diverse musicians in post Covid recovery navigating the music industry.”

Visit The Boite’s website here to apply. 

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