Heaps Decent is an Australian based dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from diverse communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music with a unique identity.
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WILCANNIA AND FAR-WEST SESSIONS

March 15, 2016

With fundraising dollars earned over the last 12 months through the national FOMO festival and I HE[ART] HEAPS DECENT we will be making another trip out to Wilcannia soon.

Thanks to previous funding support from The Department of Community Services, Regional Arts NSW, Create NSW and the Westpac Community Foundation, Heaps Decent made quarterly trips from 2012-2016 to the remote community of Wilcannia in north-west NSW.  With additional support from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, we were able to visit the communities of Bourke, Brewarrina, Walgett and Dubbo.

Heaps Decent facilitators, armed with professional recording equipment and a whole lot of enthusiasm, lead music production workshops with a large majority of Indigenous young people in the community. Joining forces with local organisations such as Wings Drop-In Centre, Heaps Decent facilitates a number of week-long workshop visits.

Workshop participants are trained by Heaps Decent facilitators to record and produce high quality recordings which are theirs to keep and share. Talented visual artists have also been working on projects since 2014. We focus on creating positive and engaging opportunities for young people to express themselves, all the while enhancing creativity and life skills such as teamwork and literacy.

It has been amazing to work with the young people in these communities and watch the project flourish.