Emerging Cultural Leaders 2019

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 2019 participants!

Trixi Rosa

Trixi Rosa is a transdisciplinary artist from Punakaiki, Aotearoa (NZ).

Thao Ly

Thao Ly is a sound artist, music producer and storyteller who lives and creates on the unceded lands of the Kulin Nation.

Sasha Leong

Sasha Leong is a Malaysian-Chinese performing artist, arts maker and producer.

Ruby Pivet

Ruby Pivet is a writer, producer, community organiser and collage artist from Melbourne’s inner-west.

Reagan Romero Maiquez

Reagan Romero Maiquez is as a writer, researcher, and teacher with a background in creative writing, anthropology, psychology, Philippine theatre and performance studies.

Nicholas Burridge

Nicholas Burridge is a Melbourne-based multi-disciplinary artist who completed his BA in Fine Arts at Monash University in 2016.

Mahla Karimian

Mahla Karimian is a visual artist whose emerging practice predominantly focuses on classical Persian miniature scratchboard and photography.

Liv Satchell

Liv Satchell is a theatre-maker, writer, and facilitator trained at the VCA (Directing).

Kim Lam

Kim Lam is an illustrator and emerging comics artist.

Hineani Tunoa Roberts

Hineani Tunoa Roberts (Rongowhakaata iwi) works as a graphic designer and media artist in Melbourne.

Dan Wei

A Chinese-Australian artist who finally got confident in her name Dan, which means peony instead of a male Australian name.