The Interplay development program will provide individualised and group-based support and development opportunities, as well as a paid performance showcase for each artist.

Following on from our Next Up (for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists) and Creative Cohesion (for culturally diverse artists) development programs, Interplay is open to artists from both CALD and ATSI backgrounds. The program aims to provide dedicated space for artists to develop, share and connect, bringing contemporary musicians of these backgrounds together in the spirit of intercultural communication, exploration and creation.

Throughout 2020, program artists will take part in:

  • Workshops on music business
  • One on one career development sessions with Nexus staff
  • A performance series at Nexus Arts
  • A dedicated photoshoot Development of your Electronic Press Kit
  • Artist catch up sessions


Emily Tulloch
Program Manager: Artistic Director, Nexus Arts

Emily Tulloch is a South Australian musician working as a violinist, composer-arranger, educator and arts manager, with a passion for the creation, presentation and promotion of contemporary music in Adelaide, Australia and beyond. Emily has been a member of Zephyr Quartet since 2005, and with the ensemble has created critically acclaimed and award-winning shows, performed across Australia and internationally, received two Ruby Awards for Innovation (2009 & 2015) and three APRA/AMCOS Australian Art Music Awards (2012, 2016 & 2019). She has been a core member of the COMA (Creative Original Music Adelaide) committee since 2007, working on the presentation and promotion of original music in that city and helping co-ordinate twice-monthly concert presentations continuously for more than ten years. Emily holds two first class Honours degrees, in violin performance and Spanish. Emily joined Nexus Arts as Music Programs Manager in early 2017, and recently took on the newly created role of Artistic Director, leading the organisation from late July 2019.

Naomi Keyte
Artist Development Officer

Naomi Keyte is an artist making an interesting blend of folk and alt-pop music that is distinct both sonically and lyrically. Think Julie Byrne, Kate Bush, Sufjan Stevens, and Sharon van Etten. There is an intimacy in Keyte’s voice that is both gentle and powerful, and her band help bring to life her image-rich lyrics. In 2016, Naomi won the National Live Music Award for ‘Best Live Voice SA’, and in 2017 was nominated for three South Australian Music awards: ‘Best Release’, ‘Best Folk’, and ‘Best Female Artist’. After the 2017 release of her debut album ‘Melaleuca’, she has played a series of Parlour shows and festivals including Here’s to Now and WOMADelaide (2018). With an interest in artistic diversity and a passion for supporting other artists, Naomi joined the Nexus Arts team in mid 2018 in an Artist Development Officer role.

Applications are now closed.

This program has been supported the Music Development Office through the Government of South Australia, Department of Innovation and Skills.