Creating opportunities for culturally diverse music to contribute to a richer, more inclusive Australia since 1979

About The BOITE


The Boîte – 40 years embracing Australia’s diverse musicians

The Boîte is Victoria’s iconic multicultural music organisation. Founded in 1979, it supports excellent artists from diverse cultural communities, promotes cultural understanding through the dynamic presentation of unique cultural experiences, and nurtures creativity, collaboration, access to and active participation in the arts. 

Through our prolific program of festivals, events, radio programs, music releases and publications we have presented and promoted hundreds of excellent musicians born in over 100 different countries at over 5,000 events before audiences exceeding 800,000 and just as diverse.

Building Bridges

The Boîte facilitates creative spaces for artists to build audiences and to promote awareness, inclusion and respect. The World Music Cafe delivers over 60 yearly concerts in several venues across Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Engaged Audiences

With thousands of members and supporters on our mailing list and social media channels, reaching metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Our weekly eNews is delivered to more than 2,000 subscribers.

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Active Participation

The Boîte uses singing as a key tool for active participation in the arts. The Boîte Millennium Chorus, Boîte Singers’ Festival, Melbourne Georgian Choir and other projects connect a broad range of people with a desire to sing. 

Next Generation

We offer opportunities for children and youth to engage with diversity, develop respect and experience the benefits of music. The Boîte Schools Chorus involves dozens of schools and hundreds of students from across the state.

Meet The Board

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Pamela Creed

Chair since 2015 - Joined 2013


Helen Selby

Secretaty - Joined 2019

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Daniel Saraev

Treasurer - Joined 2020


Alannah Sheridan

Joined 2002

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Mardi Stow

Joined 2004

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Therese Virtue OAM

Joined 1984

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Ernie Gruner

Joined 2015

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Nela Trifkovic

Joined 2015

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Liliana Hajncl

Joined 2020


Merren Ricketson

Joined 2019

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Daniel Jauregui

Joined 2020

Yoga Practice


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Our Partners

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The Boîte relies on volunteers to support the production of all of our activities. The work that volunteers do includes event and stage management, sound and light, box office, ushering, photography, video and promotion.

In most cases, volunteering will get you into the event you are working at, so it's a great way to enjoy fantastic music and participate in our many workshops. 

And you'll know that you have helped musicians establish themselves and generate a whirlwind of emotion; that you have helped break barriers, build bridges and form sustained connections; that you have helped bring harmony to your neighbourhood, your city and your country.

Register to Volunteer

Use the form below to let us know what skills you can offer to us as a volunteer.


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