Heaps Decent is an Australian organisation empowering young people to express their creativity through music and multi-media.
We increase arts access and opportunity, providing mobile and online production resources and collaboration with professional artists. We support the development of exciting new work with a unique identity. 
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The latest Heaps Decent news.

Thank You, NSW ClubGRANTS!

A big thank you to NSW ClubGRANTS. The City of Sydney RSL and Club York have provided funding assistance for our Home Base project in Redfern.

Be Kind Sydney

Excited to announce Heaps Decent is part of the Be Kind Sydney 2021 Day of Giving. This epic collaboration is to raise funds for 100+ local Sydney charities, including us!

CREATIVE KIDS PROVIDER

We are now a registered Creative Kids provider! Young people across NSW can redeem vouchers with us. If you don’t have a voucher, claim yours at Service NSW.

People of Post Grants

The People of Post Grants gives Australia Post workforce members the opportunity to nominate a local organisation for a small grant. Big thanks to Louisa in Redfern for choosing to nominate us! Our application was successful and we have been able to purchase a new Oculus Quest headset, an exciting tool in our kit for exploring virtual reality.

14 Years of Heaps Decent

We need your help to support change, positive futures, and the development of high quality Australian music with young people. Make a tax deductible EOFY donation to support our work now!

3c Above Part 1: Protecting the Country

Super happy to share this recently completed short film 3c Above Part 1: Protecting the Country. Made by emerging filmmakers Sivani Yaddanapudi & Samantha Barahona, this film looks at how climate change is impacting our local communities. It’s part of a larger Heaps Decent multi-media project in the making.

Youth Action Project Grant Scheme

We would like to thank the Commonwealth Department of Health for supporting our 2021 Big Up program through their Youth Action Project Grant Scheme.

Seeking Multi-Media Artists!

We are seeking Sydney based multi-media artists to join a pool of casual workshop leaders. Desirable candidates may be experienced in public art, mural creation, VR/AR technology, or digital art including animation. We encourage applicants skilled in several visual mediums.

Real World XR Awards

The No Borders In Our Sky mural won an award at the Real World XR Awards! With some big competition, the mural was selected as the winner in the Diversity category.

Artstate Wagga Wagga 2020 – Future Leaders

During Artstate, No Borders In Our Sky will present a photographic portrait series titled Future Leaders as well as the interactive public art mural. In the Future Leaders series participants collaged their own additions to their portraits by hand, exploring personal identity, culture and strength.

Sydney Human Beat Machine

In 2020 with the support of the City of Sydney we gathered a library of found sounds made by some of Sydney’s youngest residents. When things went very quiet for a while we invited primary school aged children from several schools in the area to make some really loud noises, and these were orchestrated into “Sydney Human Beat Machine”. The resulting edit is a real celebration of the energy and invention of kids in the city.

No Borders in Our Sky – interactive public mural

After over 12 months of multimedia workshops, creating artworks, recording songs, interviews and stories, we were proud to install a large scale interactive mural that celebrates the diversity and creativity of young people engaged in the No Borders project in Wagga. 28 beautiful self portraits make up the mural, each portrait a window into the […]

KXH x Vivid pt. 3: Heaps Decent x Shantan Wantan Ichiban

We’ve worked with some amazing talent over the years & some of them will be coming together for one big night at Vivid!
Spicy lineup and *FREE ENTRY*

Thanks FBi!

This month we are celebrating 4 years of Heaps Decent tracks played on FBi Radio! Since April 2015, Heaps Decent Radio has been featured (almost) every Monday at 5pm. We did the maths – that’s over 180 songs played!

Heaps Decent x Emanate

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with new music platform, Emanate! 

Party in the Sky

Earlier in 2018 we attended a mini schools camp in the small northern NSW town Enngonia, to run a week of music and digital art workshops. Facilitators Ego, Charlie and Adam created some amazing work with kids from Enngonia, Louth, Bourke-Walgett and Wanaaring schools. We produced this super cute green screen music video Party in the Sky!

RIVERINA JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTRE

We’re thrilled to announce that we will be returning to Riverina Juvenile Justice Centre to run music production workshops with help from the Wagga Wagga City Council Annual Grants Program!

ENNGONIA, MARCH 2018

In March we made the trip to the small town of Enngonia in northern NSW.

THE XX SHOW, FORUM MELBOURNE

Due to overwhelming demand, The xx have added an additional Melbourne show to their Australian tour with proceeds going to Heaps Decent and Minus 18!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

2017 has been a HUGE year for Heaps Decent, thanks HEAPS for all the support!

MAJOR LAZER – GIVE ME FUTURE

A couple of weeks back, Warner held a special  screening of Major Lazer’s Give Me Future documentary, which takes a behind the scenes look at their momentus Cuba show.

EMC: YOU’RE THE VOICE

Our Project Director Charlie O’Brien is a panelist at this years Electronic Music Conference.

GIRLS REFUGE WORKSHOPS

Nina Las Vegas, Elizabeth Rose and Sparrows have recently been running all girls workshops in Sydney!

THANK YOU!

Our 10 Year celebration, I Heart Heaps Decent, was a great success! We sold every single piece and raised over $36,000 for Heaps Decent…

I HEART HEAPS DECENT

Come and celebrate 10 YEARS OF HEAPS DECENT!

Join our story – a charity art auction will be held on the night, an opportunity to buy some incredible pieces by Australian-based artists while contributing to the future of Heaps Decent. All funds raised will go directly into delivering projects where they are most needed.

HEAPS DECENT RADIO

Our weekly radio segment continues, with a new song from a Heaps Decent workshop played each week on Monday Arvos on FBi Radio. Tune in to 94.5FM in Sydney or online HERE at 5pm (AET) every Monday!

Diplo: Discovering, Collaborating & Creating

2017 marks 10 years of Heaps Decent! Join us for a fun and informative evening at Giant Dwarf Theatre in Sydney as Nina Las Vegas hosts a Q&A with Diplo.

ATA – OUTTA SHAPE EP

Our next cab off the rank is HD004, Ata’s ‘Outta Shape’ EP; available for FREE download now.

TAX TIME DONATIONS

It’s tax time again… and all donations made to Heaps Decent $2 and over are tax deductible! All donations go directly into our project delivery, so you can feel good about reducing your taxable income!

HEAPS DECENT CYPHER

The T.Era boys recently took on the very first Heaps Decent Cypher. With help from the legends at Subtype Store and The Lord Gladstone, we managed to put it together!

HEAPS DECENT FBi CLICK TAKEOVER

We’re taking over the FBi Click digital airwaves for the next month of our VERY OWN radio show!

GTM 2016 X HEAPS DECENT

We’re running workshops on this year’s Groovin The Moo tour with some very special guest artists from the GTM lineup!
Applications are OPEN NOW for ‪#‎GTM2016‬ x HEAPS DECENT “Future Musician Workshop” series, find out how you can get involved…

HEAPS DECENT PODCAST – EPISODE 1: RAVIN

An insight into the influences and processes behind Ravin’s music…

Rassel Cool – Running (FREE download)

Signalling the second release for Heaps Decent, we’re really stoked to bring you HD002!

Rassel Cool’s new single ‘Running’ is available for FREE download now, and make sure you check out his incredible new music video…

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS x HEAPS DECENT

We’ve been fortunate enough to receive support from one of the most highly sought after music technology companies, Native Instruments!

The Native Instruments Maschine music production unit has long been a staple of the Heaps Decent workshop setup so we’re truly grateful to receive their help…

HEAPS DECENT RADIO! ON FBi

Every Monday at 5pm on the Monday Arvo show on FBi Radio, you can catch Heaps Decent Radio! Click through for details…

RAVIN – PURE MIND

Heaps Decent is proud to present ‘Pure Mind’, the jewel that completes the experience of Ravin’s debut EP, ‘Soulfood’.

VIDEO: RAVIN – LIFE DON’T SHINE

The music video for “Life Don’t Shine” from Ravin’s Soulfood EP is here!

GTM x HEAPS DECENT 2015

This year Groovin the Moo and Heaps Decent are once again teaming up to present a series of music workshops at their 2015 Oakbank, Bunbury & Townsville events in April & May… Get in quick, applications close 8th April!

RAVIN – SOULFOOD EP

Heaps Decent is proud to announce the release of ‘Soulfood’, the debut EP from rising talent, Bankstown-based artist Ravin!

THANKS HEAPS!

Happy New Year from the Heaps Decent Crew – click here to find out what we got up to on New Year’s Day!

MUSICA COPA THIS FRIDAY!

This Friday the best and brightest from Sydney’s music industry gather together to play football for a great cause!

ASK ALICE STATIONERY 2015 CALENDAR

Ask Alice Stationery and Old School New School have collaborated to create an incredible hand-lettered calendar with a ‘hip-hop’ theme, packed with loads of hip-hop references and lyrics. It’s beautifully printed and presented and 100% of the proceeds will go to Heaps Decent!

PROMISE OR PAY

We’re really proud to announce a new partnership with Promise or Pay, an exciting new online platform that uses small promises to bring about real social change.

LISTEN OUT WORKSHOP: T.E.E.D.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs took some time out from his 2014 Listen Out tour to come and do a studio session with Tasha Lee Marshall…

LISTEN OUT WORKSHOP: TKAY & KILTER

Our first Listen Out 2014 workshop was a hit with the girls at Juniperina Juvenile Justice Centre!

Ravin’s Green Screen Shoot

We shot a green screen music video with Ravin, watch this space for the finished product…

Recap: Home Base Showcase

We held our 5th Showcase for the talented Home Base crew, it was a great success!

POZIBLE REWARD RAP

It’s HERE!

Your name in a song thanks to our successful Pozible campaign…. Tag yourself on Soundcloud and share it with your friends!

$22,550 RAISED FOR HEAPS DECENT AT THE FUNDING NETWORK’S EVENT!

With great success we pitched our organisation to an extremely generous room of philanthropists at The Funding Network’s Sydney event…

Heaps Decent x The Funding Network!

We’ve been selected to present at The Funding Network’s upcoming live crowd-funding event! Click through to find out more.

WE DID IT!

We made it! We smashed our Pozible target with an incredible total of $12,838 thanks to our incredible supporter network!

VIDEO: THANKS HEAPS! 8 DAYS REMAIN FOR OUR POZIBLE CAMPAIGN

A huge THANKS for the support of our Pozible campaign! We have 8 days remaining, help us continue to increase our total…

HEAPS DECENT X GROOVIN THE MOO

Enter here to win a spot at Groovin The Moo x Heaps Decent music workshop with What So Not on Saturday 3rd May in Bendigo!

WIN A HEAPS DECENT WORKSHOP WITH ILLY AT GROOVIN THE MOO MAITLAND

Groovin The Moo and Heaps Decent have teamed up with MusicNSW to create a special workshop for emerging MCs and producers: a FREE backstage production and songwriting masterclass with Illy at GTM Maitland!

ARE YOU HEAPS DECENT?

We’ve just launched a Pozible campaign, help us give a voice to young Australians by getting their music heard. You can pledge your support at pozible.com/heapsdecent

HARMONY DAY 2014!

A recap of our Harmony Day event at Riverina Community College!

HEAPS DECENT NEWSLETTER #1!

Check out the first instalment of our newsletter to find out what we’ve been getting up to!

HOME BASE SHOWCASE PHOTOS

Flashback to November, some beautiful images from the Home Base Showcase at Goodgod Small Club.

UPDATE: WAGGA, FEBRUARY 2014

Adam and Charlie were down in Wagga again last week for workshops at the juvenile detention centre and Riverina Community Centre

WILCANNIA DECEMBER 2013

Our last trip to Wilcannia was in December 2013, here’s what went down!

SHORE THING & FIELD DAY: THANKS!

Heaps Decent, once again, had a hugely successful New Year period thanks to our benefactor Fuzzy, incredible volunteers and generous event guests!

SHORE THING / FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS

We’re on the lookout for Heaps Decent volunteers at Shore Thing and Heaps Decent!

HOME BASE SHOWCASE WRAP-UP

Last night was the Home Base Showcase, here’s a quick wrap-up with the first of the photos…

VIDEO: LEVINS’ TEDx TALK

Check out Levins’ TEDx talk about using rap at school!

WAGGA WORKSHOP UPDATE

An update on our Wagga workshop project from this week’s trip down to Wagga

HOME BASE SHOWCASE: 27TH NOVEMBER

The HOME BASE SHOWCASE comes to Goodgod in Sydney on Wednesday 27th December at 7pm. Make sure you come and check out the talent from our weekly Redfern workshop…

LISTEN OUT: THANKS!

THANKS! for your donations at Listen Out and THANKS! to Fuzzy!

EGO IS HEAPS DECENT

Our Home Base artists are in for an amazing experience as audio-visual extraordinaire Ego takes on the role of guest facilitator at our next workshop in Redfern!

CREATIVE PARTNERSHIPS AUSTRALIA AWARDS

WE WON! the Toyota Community Award at the Creative Partnerships Australia Awards for our partnership with our benefactor Fuzzy

LISTEN OUT PERTH – WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

We need volunteers to help Heaps Decent at LISTEN OUT PERTH on 29th September…

RECAP: WAGGA WAGGA WORKSHOPS

A quick recap on Stu and Boz’s latest trip to Wagga Wagga and what’s been happening there for Heaps Decent over the past months…

JERRY BOUTHIER IS HEAPS DECENT

French DJ & Producer Jerry Bouthier visited the Home Base workshop on Monday!

VIDEO: JUMP OFF THE BRIDGE!

“Jump Off The Bridge” was made on the last trip to Wilcannia, check out Stu’s account of the workshops….

BRANCHEZ IS HEAPS DECENT

NYC based trap wizard Branchez dropped in to facilitate a workshop with us as Home Base last week!

THE ROCKS WINDMILL: A HEAPS DECENT SHOWCASE

A couple of weeks back the Heaps Decent Home Base All-Stars took to the stage inside the Rocks Windmill for another standout showcase!

THE ROCKS WINDMILL – SECRET MUSIC NIGHT

Performing for Secret Music Night this Saturday at ‘The Rocks Windmill’, an amazing pop-up venue in The Rocks, will be our very own Home Base All-Stars!

WILCANNIA, APRIL 2013

Heaps Decent facilitators Adam Bozzetto, Joyride and Kristy Lee made their way out to Wilcannia earlier this month for the first week of workshops there this year…

LOUISAHHH! IS HEAPS DECENT

Louisahhh! came and facilitated a workshop at Juniperina where the girls layed down some epic vocals over an incredible techno beat…

VIDEO: IN THE POOL

A song from our last Wilcannia visit of 2012

RECAP: YEAH 4X – HEAPS DECENT DOES WILCANNIA – NOV 2012

An account of Nina’s cousin Paul Wighton, who had been working at Broken Hill High School. Paul accompanied our Heaps Decent’s facilitators on last Wilcannia trip and here’s what he had to say about the trip…

THANKS FUZZY!

THANKS to our benefactor FUZZY for allowing us to collect over $58,000 at their Parklife, Harbourlife & Field Day festivals!

VIDEO: CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE WORKSHOPS

In November 2012, Heaps Decent facilitators Joyride and Adam Bozzetto ran a week of workshops at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. A snapshot of their amazing results can be experienced with this beautiful little video…

T.E.E.D. IS HEAPS DECENT

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs took some time out from his Australian tour to join us for a workshop at Juniperina last week…

TASHA LEE MARSHALL AND MEDS SUPPORT GRIMES

Tasha Lee Marshall opened for Grimes’ shows this week. Along with Meds, she provided a brilliant warm up show!

DJ Gina Turner

The amazing DJ Gina Turner was a special guest at Juniperina in 2012!

TASHA LEE MARSHALL SUPPORTING GRIMES!

Tasha Lee Marshall is supporting Grimes at her SOLD OUT Sydney shows next week…!

FIELD DAY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Following on from the success we had with our volunteers at Parklife this year, Heaps Decent are calling out for Sydneysiders to help us collect donations at Field Day on New Year’s Day…

RECAP: HEAPS DECENT IN WILCANNIA

While the Heaps Decent crew are out in Wilcannia this week, check out our recap of what went on during their trip in September!

VIDEO: Hey Hey Hey!

Check the great little clip for “Hey Hey Hey”, both the song and clip were made on the last Heaps Decent workshop trip to Wilcannia

Video: Heaps Decent on Living Black

In case you missed it on Sunday, here’s the feature that Living Black did on Heaps Decent! A huge thanks to SBS for sharing our story.

OVER $42,000 RAISED AT PARKLIFE 2012!

We can’t begin to thank Fuzzy enough for the incredible amount raised for Heaps Decent at Parklife this year. At each of their events, Fuzzy allow us to collect a $20 donation from all complimentary ticket holders as they enter the festival. These donations have allowed us to keep putting on our workshops each week, […]

Photos: Heaps Decent at Adelaide Parklife

Here are a few photos of our Heaps Decent volunteers working hard at Parklife in Adelaide earlier this month – stay tuned for more pics from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Thanks to everyone that helped out on the day, we hope you had a great time and we couldn’t have done it without you!

Chairlift

Parklife favourites Chairlift made a very special appearance at our Juniperina workshops in 2012!

VIDEO: JUNIPERINA SEPTEMBER 2012

A recap from our facilitators about their trip to Juniperina earlier this month!

VIDEO: HEAPS DECENT x CHANNEL [V]

Check out the action from Channel [V] presenter Billy Russell’s recording session at ‘Home Base’…

DEADLY DAYS FESTIVAL

Kristy Lee and Joyride are at the “Deadly Days” festival in Wauchope and Ballina this week!

VIDEO: THE WINGS DROP IN CENTRE RAP

Meet Tony Gilfoyle and Candela Alvarez, who for the last 5 years have been running the WINGS Drop In Centre in Wilcannia.

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