Suitcase - Expression of Interest
The Boîte proudly presents Suitcase, a series of events that offers musicians from all over the world an opportunity to be heard in a city that abounds with diversity but has very limited outlets for showcasing it musically.
Unlike most open mic events, these do not adhere to a particular genre or style. They are about recognising the invaluable heritage that musicians carry with them as they move from one place to another, and celebrating the creative contribution that every one of them brings to the musical landscape of Melbourne.
In 2021, the events will run on the second Wednesday every month (August to December) at Open Studio (204 High Street, Northcote). They are free to attend (pay as you feel to support Open Studio) and to perform in.
You are invited to perform a 15-minute (unpaid) set. Please register your interest through the form below and we will contact you to confirm your allocated time. Participants will be contacted in order of registration. When a session fills up, your name will stay on file and be rolled over to the next one.
If you have any questions, contact Eyal at
If different to your full name
Tell us about yourself
Your music, your instruments, your origins, your story... about 100 words should be enough.
Including yourself, how many people would be performing?
Which instrument(s) do you play?
Include everyone who will be performing. Please note that there is a limited sound system and a small number of microphones at the venue. Please get in touch if you have a complex set up.
How many vocal microphones will you need?
As a musician, how active would you say you are?
Prior to the social distancing restrictions.
Rarely perform (less than once every 3 months)
Occasionally perform (less than once a month)
Regularly perform (at least once a month)
Intensively perform (at least once a week)
Which of the following kinds of events have you performed at?
Free pub/restaurant gigs
Festivals or other major events
Free online events
Ticketed online events
None of the above
How much of your income do you obtain from music?
Prior to the social distancing restrictions
None of it
A small part of it (less than 25%)
Some of it (between 25% and 50%)
A lot of it (between 50% and 75%)
Most of it (more than 75%)
As a musician, what are your objectives?
I am happy with how often I perform and how much I earn from it
I am happy with how often I perform but would like to earn more from it
I would like to perform more often but I am happy with how much I earn from it
I would like to perform more often and earn more from it
Leave blank what you don't have
Is any of your music on Spotify?
Do you identify as any of the following?
Aboriginal or Torrest Strait Islander
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
Person with a Disability
Prefer not to say
How long have you been in Australia?
Less than 3 years
Between 3 and 10 years
More than 10 years, but born overseas
Born in Australia
How would you describe your gender?
In another way
Prefer not to say
What's your postcode?
How did you find out about Suitcase?
The Boîte email
The Boîte mailout
Email from another organisation
Friend/Word of Mouth
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