The Artist of the Year award, sponsored by RMIT University, recognises the inspiring work in LGBTI arts and culture at Victorian state awards and the impact of arts and culture within the LGBTI community.
Here are the finalists for the Artist of the Year award:
Miller Soding, is as singer/songwriter/storyteller, and host of the live music show, Jam Sessions, on Joy 94.9. The title track of her most recent release, ‘In a While’ has enjoyed success through Triple J Unearthed, and spent two weeks atop of the Roots chart.
Mama Alto, among her many talents is a gender transcendent diva, cabaret artiste, jazz singer, and community activist. A soft and powerful storyteller, Mama Alto has produced, curated, and directed more than eight shows in recent years, through which she has swept up multiple awards and accolades around the world.
Marco Ryan is a multidisciplinary artist in the field of animation & creative technologies whose work promotes discussion around LGBTQI issues in a fun and unique way. Marco has served as a mentor at Cartooning with Pride at Midsumma 2016 Festival, and regularly volunteers his services to community organizations.
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