Part of Multicultural Arts Victoria’s State of Culture Music Program

The Lalibelas, Visible Music Mentoring Program 2014, photo by Michelle Grace Hunder

Over the last decade, Multicultural Arts Victoria (MAV) has run Visible, an annual program diversity in the musical ecology of Australia by paving pathways for artists from refugee and indigenous backgrounds into band rooms and recording studios, radio stations and onto stages, linking them with top Melbourne musicians and producers. This has visibly contributed to an Australian sound, proud and representative of the reality of our diverse make up.

In addition to producing a yearly compilation album of mentor and mentee participants, MAV launched its Visible Record Label in 2014, offering artists who have been through the mentoring program to record, release and market their own EP.

The EPs and albums are available on MAV’s Bandcamp at multiculturalartsvic.bandcamp.com. Past CDs featuring the diverse artists who have been part of this program are available in our Resources.

The Visible Music Mentoring Program is part of MAV’s State of Culture Music Program.