Signal Boost 2023
Supporting new voices and new ideas in Australian podcasting. Explore completed works by our 2023 recipients below.
Now that Kelly has completed Signal Boost, she plans to integrate audio production into her wider practice.
Anna Emina El Samad is an educator, curator and writer based in Naarm. Having completed a thesis on diversity in the arts titled: (Re)claiming the Narrative: Amplifying the Voices of Australian Muslim Artists, Anna has centered her practice around collaboration and seeks to create accessible opportunities for people of colour to connect with contemporary art in Australia. Her writing has been published with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, West Space Gallery and Artist Profile.
Having completed the Signal Boost programme, Emina is excited to announce her new podcast Art Club with Anna Emina launching in September 2023. The podcast will focus on interviews with artists and creatives to explore the journey, skills, practices, production and philosophy of art making. The podcast aims to give audiences insight into different art practices, share knowledge and demystify the art world.
You can follow the Art Club journey on Instagram.
Women over 50 step into a void of nothingness in our society. Invisible and ignored as their child bearing years recede along with their desirability and youth. Loretta was having none of that. Having recently found herself in the world of podcasting and community radio she was eager to learn, be heard and elevate the voices of others.
Loretta developed her storytelling skills being the youngest of 7 in a noisy household, you had to engage to cut through. She then honed these skills as a teacher and then again while running a business in the retail and hospitality industries. Communication is one of the key components to her success.
Loretta’s community radio program is about to turn a year old and she finds it addictive and energising. Now she has completed Signal Boost she is excited to find new stories to tell in interesting ways, continue to champion women in getting their message on the airwaves and be open to new opportunities.
Caitlin (she/her) is a music broadcaster and producer specialising in live and pre-recorded audio production. She volunteers and interns at community radio stations SYN & Triple R and has lead podcast projects such as The Flashback and Pop Appointment. Now that Caitlin has completed her Signal Boost mentorship, she plans to continue with various live radio shows and podcasts, and introduce more storytelling and sound design aspects to her audio work.
Daniel Tan is an entrepreneur who runs his own video marketing agency. He has already started incorporating podcasting as part of his service offerings to current and future clients. With the completion of Signal Boost, Daniel is starting two podcasts of his own that relate to two of his biggest passions. One where he interviews marketing agency owners to learn more about how they started this journey and how they navigate the challenges of running their own marketing agency and the other interviews Australia's most ambitious startup founders and learn more about their story and how they are shaping the world.
At 20, Kaspar Visser aspires to create narrative-style podcasts and become an investigative journalist, holding a strong love for documentaries, storytelling, and football fan culture.
With no prior audio experience, Signal Boost has guided Kaspar to create his first storytelling work. Expressing his love for the world game, his interview and feature pieces focus predominately on the importance of this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup for Australia.
While currently studying Anthropology and Politics at the University of Melbourne, Kaspar is excited to continue playing with audio, hoping to pursue both personal projects and take on work with new organisations.
Signal Boost was generously supported by the Ian Potter Foundation.