Young Blak & Deadly


Interested in performing arts, visual arts or any other creative arts? Are you a Blakfulla, First Nations, Koori/e, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander? Keen to meet up with other Young Blak & Deadly mob living over this way? Wanna hear from creative Blakfulla’s who are already working in the industry and doing what they love? Or are you just curious about what goes into making a deadly show?

If you answered YES to any of the above questions then join “Young Blak & Deadly” today.

“Working in the Arts can be an exciting adventure as well as a fulfilling career path. It takes creativity and hard work and is such an important way to ensure our stories continue to be told our way.” – Lisa Maza



Creative Workshops and Mentoring
Are you 12-25 years old, studying or working in the west with an interest in the arts? Then this program is for you! Register your interest below.

As part of the program, you’ll:

  • Connect with other young, blak & deadly locals
  • Enjoy creative workshops and idea sharing
  • Learn about the creative industry, behind the scenes and jobs
  • Find out what it takes to put together a show
  • Create something unique with the group to present at NAIDOC Week 2022
  • Meet & hear from First Nations Australians creative industry professionals


Facilitated by Meriam/Yidinji/Dutch woman Lisa Maza, who has 20+ years in the arts industry as a singer, actor, filmmaker, tour manager, playwright, just to name a few.

“Creatives and Crew are the backbone of the performing arts industry and we need blak voices, hands and minds working in these roles to build upon the new, diverse and outstanding works being created. For years I wondered why there were so few Blakfulla’s working in these roles? Then it occurred to me that it may be because most Blakfulla’s don’t even know these jobs exist. Young Blak & Deadly is here to provide a greater understanding of the arts and is an opportunity to connect, play & create together.” - Lisa Maza

No charge to participate

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