JOLT Access Sound & Arts Workshop Program

The JOLT Workshop Program is a collection of workshops for people who are supported by the National Disability Insurance Scheme and who seek pathways into professional arts careers.



2023 Workshops

The Mentors


STEPHEN RICHARDS SOUND ARTIST & MENTOR Stevie Richards is a Woodwind player and DIY Electronics performer currently based in Melbourne, Australia. He has been touring Europe, the United States and South-East Asia regularly for the last 8 years and is an active...


STELARC Performance Artist Stelarc is a performance artist who has visually probed and acoustically amplified his body. He has made three films of the inside of his body. Between 1976-1988 he completed 26 body suspension performances with hooks into the skin. He has...

Alister Karl

ALISTER KARL visual artist / curator / support worker Alister Karl has been a practising artist for more than 20 years, and is an experienced teacher, curator and arts manager. He works in a range of media and disciplines, and has exhibited extensively in Victoria and...

Hamish Upton

HAMISH UPTON percussionist Hamish Upton is a percussionist who thrives as a contemporary percussion collaborator and educator. He holds a Master of Music Research from Griffith University, where he used four case studies to explore the use of laptop-based sound...

Nat Grant

NAT GRANT sound artist / percussionistNat Grant is a multi-instrumentalist, sound artist, composer and teacher from Melbourne, Australia. She works predominantly as a freelance artist, and has been employed as a composer and performer in the fields of puppetry,...


BERNI.M.JANSSEN text artist / poet / performerText artist, creates with artists and people in communities. Words are at the heart. Books published include Xstatic, mangon and lake/vale. Texts have been published in print and online literary magazines and anthologies...

Peter Neville

PETER NEVILLE percussionist Peter Neville is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts and was appointed Head Of Percussion there in 2000. Whilst he works across the range of musical styles, he has a particular commitment to new music. As the percussionist of...

James Hullick

JAMES HULLICK JOLT Director & CEO / Composer / Musician   HULLICKSTUDIOS.COM   James Hullick is an auditory creator like no other in Australia. Recently James’ artistic identity has been shifting from cutting-edge composer to that of an all out iconic...

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.