Cerisa Grant is a proud Walpiri, Gurindji and Jawoyn woman, born and raised in Katherine NT. Having relocated to Melbourne following her passion for music, she has thrived in her role with the Barpirdhila Foundation. Already, Cerisa has produced multiple live music shows within Melbourne, with her focus and attention on the growing Yawulyu shows supporting First Nations women, girls, non-binary and transgender artists. Cerisa Talks the Talk on KoolNDeadly Big Brekkie. Cerisa manages exciting first nations artist rapper Lil Kootise whilst she develops and strengthens her skills within live music with the aim to produce bigger events and build on her artist portfolio.
And was recently start her new role within Support Act as the new First Nations Community Engagement and Social Worker, where she hopes on reaching the wider First Nations music community. Her energy, enthusiasm and eyes-wide-open approach makes her an exciting and welcomed asset to the music industry. Support Act is pleased to be partnering with Music Victoria and Songlines to present this information session for First Nations Musicians, Crew and Music workers. Hosted by Cerisa Grant, Support Act Community Engagement / Social Worker, the presentation will touch on First Nations Mental Health issues and strengths and will inform our First Nations music community of the Support Act services available to those in need. Our goal is to provide a culturally safe place for First Nations People to come and comfortably ask for support. Cerisa will be joined for the presentation by Kiernan - Song Line Co-CEO and Ash - Music VIC.
About this Event
These information sessions are designed to spread awareness about the Supports we provide for our First Nations Musicians, Crew and Music workers. This panel will touch on statistics of First Nations Mental Health issues and strengths and will inform our First Nations music community of the supports available to those in need. Our goal is to provide a culturally safe place for First Nations People to come and comfortably ask for supports. We will be also handing out a survey on the day to get feedback on how to improve our services.
Panellists as follows: Cerisa - Support Act's Community Engagement & Social Worker Ash Bartlett - Music Victoria Organiser of SUPPORT ACTS FIRST NATIONS INFORMATION SESSION Support Act is a unique charity helping Australian artists and music workers who are facing hardship due to illness, a mental health problem, injury or some other crisis that impacts on their ability to work in music. We help by providing different kinds of support, which include financial relief, advice and practical assistance. We also contribute to funeral costs. We help artists and music workers of all kinds, across Australia. Our services are provided in confidence, with sympathy and no judgement.