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WAM’s Recommendations for Emergence Creative Festival

13 Mar

The Emergence Creative Festival turns the iconic Margaret River Region into a creative playground for 3 days of inspiring keynotes, hands-on workshops, out-of-the-box colabs and incredible satellite events.

Each year the festival attracts professionals and emerging creatives from music, film, photography, advertising, digital and the visual arts to one of the world’s most beautiful locations to collaborate, create and be inspired; share emerging trends and recent developments in their disciplines and network with creatives from all industries.


The Creative Cycle: It’s in your blood | Wednesday, March 21 | 11.20 AM – 1.20 PM | TBC | Country Women’s Association Hall
Lucy Peach_500x500 If you menstruate, you have 500 cycles in your life time. Seems like a lot, right? Well, what if tuning into the natural ‘flow’ of your cycle could boost your creativity, and turn you into the creative powerhouse you were always meant to be? On the back of her award-winning Perth Fringe Festival show, ‘My Greatest Period Ever’, Lucy Peach empowers women to embrace the different phases within their menstrual cycle for optimal creativity. Peach harnessed her own ‘period power’ to create her WAM-award winning album. During her interactive workshop, Lucy Peach will show you how to do the same, and take your creativity to a whole new level.


Music Forum: The ins and outs to a successful career in the music industry | Wednesday, March 21 | 3 PM – 5 PM | The River Hotel
Emergence_Music Forum 2_500x500 Climb into the minds of music brainiacs, with a 2-hour forum on music career development from people who have garnered success behind the scenes or as artists in the music industry. Discover how to build a sustainable music career and profit from your passion. The panel will also discuss how to streamline EP and album releases, including tangible timelines and strategies for success. Plus, marketing and publicity tips that fly in 2018, how to book tours and why streaming actually works for musicians now. Fill your brain with info you actually need to know, with people who want to see you succeed.

Speakers: Martine Cotton (Music Inside Out), Lucy Peach (Performing Artist), Mike Harris (CEO, WAM), Al Taylor (President, WAM), Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch), Fran Cotton (Ruby Red Legal) + special guests.


Successful Networking | Wednesday, March 21 | 3 PM – 5 PM | Riversmith
Successful Networking_500x500 If networking is a dirty word to you, or if you’ve ever felt you should be doing more of it, Wardale’s action-packed, interactive workshop will be your jam. Networking not only allows you to articulate your competencies to the right people, it also gives you the chance to hear about new opportunities in your industry sector, or amongst your peers. Yep, that dirty word may just change your life. Discover tangible strategies to comfortably build your network, as well as 12 tips to lift your game, and your career.


Creative Crawl | Wednesday, March 21 | 6 PM – 11:59 PM | Multiple VenuesCreative Crawl_500x500
 Emergence kicks off with epic opening night shenanigans at the FREE Creative Crawl. Forget the usual Wednesday night existential crisis, have it in public with a bunch of other creative folk who didn’t become auditors like their dad recommended. Catch awesome live music by Sonnenmasse, Hideous Sun Demon, Grievous Bodily Calm and Jay le kat at some of our favourite live music venues including Swings Taphouse & Kitchen, Burger Baby, ELKAMO and Settlers Tavern Margaret River.


Music Industry Speed Dating | Thursday, March 22 | 2:30 PM – 5 PM | The River Hotel
Music Industry Speed Dating_500x500 This year Emergence introduces speed dating for our music community (ie small-group networking activities). These sessions are an opportunity for like-minded artists and experienced industry workers and leaders to come together to meet new people, share ideas and discuss what’s new in their field. Attendees will be placed in small groups as the invited industry guests rotate around individually to each group every 15 minutes. Anyone at any level of experience is encouraged to attend and contribute or simply take in the abundance of information.




Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and The ArtsGovernment of Western Australia Department of Culture and The Arts

WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.