Sam Cook (AU)

Sam Cook (AU)

  • Position: Arts Management - KMBA Events / Nomads Palace
  • Location: Australia

Listed in the worlds Who’s Who of Women, Sam Cook (Nyikina) is cross-artform practitioner, educator, arts manager and leader. Until 2012 Sam was the Director of The Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival. Artistically, Sam is a playwright, writer, visual artist and graphic designer. Administratively, Sam started working in publishing ahead of becoming the CEO of a leading Australian Theatre before launching her company KMBA events an all encompassing brand with tentacles into artist management and apparel and industry game-changer Nomads Palace.

Recipient of the UK Arts Council Fellowship in 2007 and 2011, Sam is a columnist for Tracker, lecturer at the Victorian College of the Arts and founder of Australia’s Blak History Month. She works with leading international and national artists and music management and has graduated from the elite Indigenous Business Management program Murra, held by the Melbourne Business School, Australia's number one Business institute.


A boutique management agency, KMBartists is dedicated to ethical engagements and representation, specialising in - artist management, bookings enquiries, brand development, design and promotions, marketing & media services, tour management, to name a few.

NOMADS PALACE is a ground-breaking new social enterprise and event industry game-changer.

As a retail outlet, Nomads Palace offers live music, boutique cultural items, organic products, textiles and apparel made from quality, environmentally-friendly materials.

As an event company, Nomads Palace can provide the Desert Tent for hire at your next event (SEQld and NTH NSW) while globally we are building the worlds first travelling venue, developed on the five pillars of sustainability and dedicated to the artists of the world.


International Media Toolkit 101
Date: 5th December, 2014
Duration: 1 hour

Sam Cook of KMBA events hosts a practical workshop to foster understanding your potential to engage with global media and social media spaces. This session will walk you through self-branding, timelines, media toolkits and what you need in order to be prepared and best placed to gain higher ground and build a bigger profile internationally.

The workshop is ideal for musicians, managers and Indian media to validate and understand working within international public relations. The package has been taught at Australia’s leading arts institution, the Victorian College of the Arts. It has not only aided Indigenous Australian artists and management, but has also been taught globally in the United Kingdom, Canada and USA, proving to be of universal benefit to participants.