WHO WE ARE
Heaps Decent is a non-profit, music-based arts organisation established in 2007 by Sydney DJs Nina Agzarian and Andrew Levins. Run by a committed and passionate team of local music-lovers, we work with young people from marginalised and disadvantaged areas creating music, telling stories and supporting emerging Australian talent with a unique identity.
WHAT WE DO
The bulk of our work involves running music workshops in various communities throughout New South Wales, with one of our longest-running workshops, Home Base, operating every Monday night out of Redfern Community Centre. In addition to Home Base, our facilitators also make regular trips to schools and centres in Broken Hill, Wilcannia and Wagga Wagga, as well as Juvenile Justice Centres in Campbelltown and Lidcombe. At these workshops, our facilitators – each with their own extensive background in music production – teach and encourage young people to write, perform, record and produce their own music across a variety of genres.
WHY WE DO IT
Heaps Decent exists to provide musical outlets to young people that may otherwise not have a chance to express themselves creatively within their community. By providing resources, equipment and knowledge from our dedicated facilitators, our young artists gain self-confidence, learn new skills and are given the opportunity to perform their music on stage and have their voices heard.