Thanks to current funding from the Westpac Community Foundation, Heaps Decent has been making quarterly trips since 2012 to the remote community of Wilcannia in north-west NSW. The trips have continued into 2016. With additional support from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, we’re now visiting 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 the project 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.
This is a project that we were itching to commence for quite some time and it has been amazing to work with the young people in these communities and watch the project flourish.
Wilcannia & Far West NSW Sessions are supported by: