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.

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

Pamela Creed

Chair since 2015 - Joined 2013

Helen Selby

Secretaty - Joined 2019

Daniel Saraev

Treasurer - Joined 2020

Alannah Sheridan

Joined 2002

Mardi Stow

Joined 2004

Therese Virtue OAM

Joined 1984

Ernie Gruner

Joined 2015

Nela Trifkovic

Joined 2015

Liliana Hajncl

Joined 2020

Merren Ricketson

Joined 2019

Daniel Jauregui

Joined 2020

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