Expressions of Interest for the Regional Arts Network State-wide youth project, Horizons: Creative Industries Career Launchpad are now open! This is a major opportunity for young creative people from Dungog, Singleton, Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter Shires who would love to work in a creative field that they’re passionate about.
Horizons is a creative industry mentoring and career development program for NSW regional youth. The project will run over 18 months and will support 75 young people from across NSW wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries.
Five of them will come from our region. Arts Upper Hunter is thrilled to provide this opportunity to regional young people aged between 16 and 27 years.
Participants will be paired with experienced mentors from their chosen field to address the needs and interests of each individual and support them. They’ll connect into a network of peers and build strong state-wide networks early in their careers.
“This is such a great program and opportunity for someone starting out in creative industries,” says John O’Brien, Executive Director of Arts Upper Hunter. “We believe participants will not only be able to explore and find new work and study pathways, but they’ll discover a whole community of like-minded people on a similar trajectory.”
Arts Upper Hunter welcomes diversity. Applications from First Nations people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Please contact us if you need additional support with your application.
What are creative industries? They can be anything from traditional arts like painting and music, to digital work or gaming, to graphic design and advertising, radio, podcasting, ceramics, or so much more – feel free to call John and see if your area of passion fits the “creative industries” area.
Expressions of Interest are now open, and applications close 6th of November. Apply now!
To apply for this project head HERE
or to find out more about the project contact John O’Brien:
Phone: 0409 382 509
Why should you get involved in Horizons?
Horizons will provide youth in NSW the opportunity to showcase their talents, gain experience, build valuable industry networks and kick-start their creative career.
Personal Growth – Horizons is not just a project; it’s a platform for your personal growth and development. Through engaging workshops, mentorship opportunities, and hands-on experiences, you will acquire valuable skills, boost your self-confidence, and uncover your unique strengths.
Community Impact – We believe in the power of young people to create meaningful change. Participating in Horizons you’ll have the chance to work on a collective showcase that addresses pressing issues for regional young people. Your ideas and contributions will play a crucial role in shaping a better future for all.
Networking and Friendship – Connect with like-minded peers who share your passion for making a difference. You’ll forge lasting friendships, expand your networks, and build a support system that will benefit you long after the project ends.
Mentorship – Gain insights and guidance from experienced mentors who are eager to help you succeed. Their expertise and encouragement will be invaluable as you navigate your personal and professional journey.
Fun and Creativity – Horizons is not all work and no play! We believe in fostering a fun and creative environment where you can explore your talents, express your ideas, and enjoy every moment of your participation.
No Cost – Horizons will not cost you a cent, in fact we will pay you a stipend of $750 for your involvement and effort. Approved travel expenses and associated material costs will also be covered.
If you are between the ages of 16 -27, enthusiastic about learning, and eager to contribute to your community, we would love to have you on board! Whether you have prior experience in the creative industries or are just starting your journey, your dedication and passion are what matter most.
Apply via our Jotform application – https://form.jotform.com/John_rado/horizons-youth-creative-program.
Horizons – Creative Industries Career Launchpad is funded by through the Regional Youth Incentive Program of the Office of Regional Youth and the NSW Regional Arts Network.
The Regional Arts Network (RAN) consists of 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADO’s) supporting and advocating for arts development and engagement across Regional NSW. Find out more about the network.