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The Artist Assist Business Development Series aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island women, transgender and non-binary creatives in the music industry, with targeted business development and mentoring. 

Throughout the series, you can expect to participate in a wide range of workshops, and events that are designed to challenge and inspire you.


We have assembled a team of experienced and passionate professionals who are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals and strengthen your future. As a potential participant, we encourage you to be active in your learning and to share ideas and insights with us.

our aim

This series is for business owners who rely on their craft as their main source of income, or who are looking to grow or are going through a change in how they run their business, and the team around them.

We are inviting business owners who are actively working in the music industry; musicians, producers, crew, photographers, managers and self-employed industry workers, from all around Australia; all are welcome to submit an Expression of Interest!

Click here for Eligibility Criteria Terms and Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: EOI's are now closed. 

for you

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The Artist Assist, Business Development Series takes place in Naarm, Melbourne:

January 17th, 18th & 19th 2024.


They will be held at:

Queen Victoria Women's Centre

210 Lonsdale St

Naarm, Melbourne

If you reside outside of Naarm, we will support you to attend.


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Program Ambassador 

PHOTO: Jacinta Keefe
We are proud to have Emily Wurramara on board as our Artist Assist Program Ambassador for 2024!

Renowned for her mesmerising and enchanting performances, Emily has garnered widespread acclaim and recognition nationwide. Her debut album, "Milyakburra," received an esteemed ARIA nomination and secured an AIR award. Emily has been honoured with six Queensland Music Awards and the prestigious AMP Tomorrow Maker award.


Beyond her remarkable musical accomplishments, Emily passionately advocates for essential causes, including environmental issues, mental health awareness, and youth suicide prevention.

Emily will join the workshop series in Naarm and share her wisdom and learnings as an Artist and Business Owner in the music industry.

Read More About Emily

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ENOKi (They/Them) is a proud Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta Yorta Blak Fulla based in Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne).


They’re a Multi-Media Artist with a main focus on digital media. ENOKi explores Blakness and Queer Identity themes in their practice and is heavily inspired by the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s artists, rap and hip-hop, and pop culture.

This image depicts people as both instruments/musical notes and people playing instruments on country. These figures are working together by playing in harmony as a community to a part of the same band.

Artwork Artist

“'Artist Assist,' is a groundbreaking program that will foster inclusivity and a more equitable environment for First Nations women, transgender, and non-binary individuals”

- Emily Wurramara 


We are grateful to live, work and play on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nations, and give thanks and pay respects to the elders of this land, both past and present. Thank you for the work you and the ancestors have done, which has allowed us to do what we do.

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