ARTIST CALLOUT Interplay Development Program


Interplay Development Program

Nexus Arts is delighted to announce the return of Interplay in 2022

Nexus Arts is inviting contemporary musicians from culturally diverse and First Nations backgrounds to apply to take part in a career development and performance program, bringing together artistic and music business development in an intercultural, supportive, and creative environment.

If you’re looking to meet new people, develop new skills and partnerships, hone your performance practice and connect with Nexus Arts and the broader South Australian music and arts industry, keep reading!

“The Interplay artist development programme has played a critical role in my artistic development and has empowered me with the skills and confidence to take my artist practice to the next level. An extremely valuable and memorable experience, I would highly recommend it to other emerging artists!” – Gene Phoa, 2021 Interplay Program Artist


Nexus Arts’ Interplay development program provides individualised and group-based support and development opportunities, as well as a paid performance showcase for each artist. Interplay is open to artists from both culturally diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds who are performance ready. The program aims to provide dedicated space for artists to develop, share and connect, bringing contemporary musicians together in the spirit of intercultural communication, exploration and creation.

Throughout 2022, program artists will take part in:

  • One on one career development sessions with Nexus staff
  • A solo high-quality live music video shoot
  • A one-on-one photoshoot with an experienced music photographer
  • A personalised mentorship opportunity
  • Development of your Electronic Press Kit
  • Artist catch up sessions
  • A performance series at Nexus Arts

Eligible artists must be creating and performing original music in any genre. You must be performance ready. We define this as being ready and able to perform a full-length (approx. 45 mins) set of original music, if we were to offer you one today. If you’re looking to form a band or to learn to write music, there are other opportunities that may be a better fit for you than Interplay. Please get in touch if you have any questions about this.

There are no age or experience restrictions for program involvement. The program will best suit artists looking to further engage in the music industry, who are seeking to build their professional practice by making primary income from artistic work.

Applications will close on 31 January 2022. 

For more information visit our Interplay program page here.