Keeping our community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak is important to us.
Information + Cultural Exchange has made the commitment to postpone events held at our venue in efforts to support the call for social distancing. This is effective until 31 March, when we will review the situation again.
We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience. Please stay tuned to our social media, and sign up to our mailing list to receive information about the rescheduling of events.
In the mean time, stay home if you can, call on your elders and those who are vulnerable to check in on them, we will be doing the same. Stay safe, I.C.E.
If you require further information on CoVid 19 we refer you to https://www.health.gov.au/
Presented in partnership with 4E Sydney.
Information and Cultural Exchange in Parramatta and 4Elements present: DIY: From the Studio to the Stage, a weekend of free workshops designed to enable independent Western Sydney artists to take control of their music careers. Running over two days, Saturday March 21st and Sunday March 22nd, the workshops will guide you through the technical aspects of being a working artist.
Day 1. Saturday, 21st of March
Producer Chris Hamer-Smith, Sound Engineer Shannon O’Riley and musician, producer and sound engineer Nicola Morton will guide you through setting up your P.A and D.J Equipment, Mixing and EQ and navigating your way around the studio. These are capped, group workshops running from10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm.
Day 2. Sunday, 22nd of March
Inertia Music Marketing Manager Mari Stuart, Artist Manager Niriko McLure, Photographer Chris Woes and musician/DIY Music Video Producer Steven White will guide you through marketing and promotion. Learn how to build a press kit, create and edit your own DIY videos on iOS devices, create press shots and what to consider for your photo shoot.
Book a 1-on-1 session with Niriko or Mari for yourself (and your bandmates!), or book a photo session with Chris Woes.
DIY Video Making and Editing workshop with Steven White will run twice in the day, and is capped at 18.
This weekend is a great opportunity to get specific advice and feedback from people working in the music industry. Come prepared with some of your own music and upcoming projects. All workshops are free, so pre-booking is essential.
4ESydney is the only festival and project of its kind, specialising in HipHop culture and multi artform, interdisciplinary practice. It acts as a meeting ground, a space where community, industry and education meet, to create unique opportunities for the growth and preservation of HipHop culture, professional development and industry sustainability. For the community, by the community, 4ESydney, now heading into its 6th year, continues to gradually build a global infrastructure and platform for HipHop in Australia.
These workshops are the beginning part of the Bring A Brick project; an interlinked program of rehearsal, performance, recording, career development and audience engagement for Western Sydney independent musicians working in and across non-mainstream genres (Hardcore, Thrash/Punk, Electronic, Experimental Pop). This DIY, learn-as-you-go project will be a crucible for maverick music from the suburbs.
This project is in partnership with 4E Sydney, Australia Council for the Arts, Create NSW and Vyva Entertainment.