Support Act appoints First Nations

Community Engagement / Social Worker

Cerisa Grant First Nations Community Engagement - Social Worker Support Act

(12 August 2020): Support Act is pleased to announce the appointment of Cerisa Grant as the music charity’s First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker.

This is a newly created position designed to increase the number of First Nations artists, crew and music workers accessing Support Act’s crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing services.

“Providing services to First Nations music workers in a culturally appropriate and safe environment has long been a priority for Support Act,” said Clive Miller, CEO. “Having Leah Flanagan and Alethea Beeston on our Board gives us the strategic focus, and with the appointment of Cerisa Grant, we believe we have found the perfect candidate to help us increase our engagement at the operational level.”

Cerisa is a proud Walpiri, Jawoyn and Gurrindji woman from Katherine who now resides in Melbourne. She is an artist manager, events manager and liaison / case support worker who has worked with the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA), Barpirdhila Foundation and Territory Families.

“I am excited to take on this role as it combines both of my passions – music and social work,” said Cerisa. “I am also very proud of my culture and look forward to being able to create a safe space for First Nations music workers so that they can access Support Act’s wonderful support services should they need to.”

Cerisa’s appointment is a 12-month position that has been made possible thanks to financial support provided by the Australian Government through the Office for the Arts.