Emerging Cultural Leaders 2015

Our Emerging Cultural Leaders (ECL) program is a five-month skills development and mentoring program for emerging artists and cultural facilitators from Melbourne’s west. Past graduates have gone on to forge their own careers in community cultural development as artists and producers. Meet the 2015 participants!

Aphrodite Feros-Fooke

Aphrodite is a visual artist, currently working with video art, film, projection, projection mapping and installation.

Muma Doesa

Muma Doesa is an MC/ Vocalist/ DJ of South African heritage, who specialises in live performance and recording.

Florence Tupuola

Florence ‘FTRIANGLE’ Tupuola is a self-taught Australian contemporary visual artist of Samoan descent, currently lives in Melbourne.

Antonio Moreira

Antonio Moreira is a Melbourne-based Artist and Creative Cultural Producer with passion for the arts, music and sharing his rich Brazilian culture.

Justyn Koh

Justyn Koh is a Melbourne-based photographer who has covered a variety of events including theatre performances.

Didem Caia

Didem Caia is an Australian emerging playwright who has had worked produced through NIDA, the Griffin Theatre Company, Theatre 503 and La Mama Theatre.

Natasha Phillips

Natasha Phillips was born in Hong Kong and grew up in both Hong Kong and Australia.

Jose (Pepe) Inostroza Aqueveque

Jose (Pepe) Inostroza Aqueveque is a Chilean Psychologist, Personal Development Facilitator, Psychodramatist and Actor based in Melbourne.

Sungkey Chalernkhun

Sungkey Chalernkhun is an international student currently undertaking diploma of community development.

Minh Nguyen

Minh Nguyen is currently completing her Masters of Applied Psychology.

Hiroki Kobayashi

Hiroki Kobayashi recently completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre studies at The University of Melbourne and was a participant in Playwriting Australia’s Lotus Asian-Australian Playwriting Project.

Bigoa Chuol

Bigoa Chuol is a South Sudanese up and coming spoken word artist based in Melbourne who is re-discovering her love for writing and passion for poetry.

Supina Bytol

Supina Bytol is an Australian born multidisciplinary artist, she is an advocate for grassroots projects.

Aseel Tayah

Aseel Tayah is a performer, vocalist and installation artist.