Kickstart Arts works with highly regarded local musicians spanning a wide range of genres.
Newly emerging artists are given one-on-one time with them to develop their skills, write and record new material and help forge industry connections. To find out how to become a mentor or mentee for future mentorship programs, make contact with Stephen.
We launched our first Music Mentorship program in 2019 with Kickstart Arts' current Artist in Residence and nationally renowned singer songwriter Christopher Coleman.
Six upcoming singer songwriters spent a month each working with Christopher writing new material and developing their craft. They spent their final session in a recording studio at Kickstart Arts to record a demo of the song.
About Christopher Coleman
Nationally renowned singer songwriter Christopher Coleman has been hailed as a "Legit Tassie Treasure" by Brian Ritchie (Bass guitarist of violent Femmes and MONA Festival Curator).
In 2018 he formed an eight piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones to record his third album: The Great Tasmanian Escape.
Since 2013 Christopher has written and recorded 4 EPs, 3 full studio albums, and has toured all over Australia.
Christopher has been an artist in residence at Kickstart Arts since 2018.