We’re looking for Regional Victoria’s Young Creative Leaders in-the-making!

Posted in Creative Catalysts on 14/Aug/2014 08:46

Regional Arts Victoria is proud to again offer regionally based, young creative leaders in-the-making, the opportunity to register their interest in taking part in our 2015 Creative Leadership Program.

Investing in the creative leaders of tomorrow, Regional Arts Victoria’s Creative Leadership Program takes twelve emerging arts leaders (selected by competitive application) from across regional and remote Victoria and immerses them in a nine-day intensive of workshops, talks and placements. Now in its fourth year, the Regional Arts Victoria Creative Leadership Program has a proud alumni of new arts leaders cross the state.

The program boasts access to a range of leaders in the field, offering one-on-one mentoring experiences and placement opportunities within prominent arts organisations.  Additionally, a variety of workshops will be held during the nine days that demonstrate attributes of a strong cultural organisation and key cultural management processes including, planning, programming, structure, governance, grant-writing and pitching.

The Creative Leadership Program is an inspiring, contemporary, and educational way to promote the validity of an exciting life-long career in the arts, for young people.

Our 2014 participants walked away with a swathe of experiences and inspiration, as well as a huge foot in the door to the arts industry:

 This program was ideal for myself, about to begin study in fine arts as it gave an insight into the industry I will be involved in for (hopefully) the rest of my life. Coming into this course I thought that getting a job would be close to impossible in the arts world, I left knowing that it isn’t only possible, but there are so many people helping you to get those jobs! The Melbourne arts district provided the perfect setting for the myriad of panels, workshops and discussions. The variety of arts we encountered was incredible and so broad, I loved the outings to performances and shows I wouldn’t normally see! The highlights for me were so constant, if you choose any point out of those nine days, it would be on the highlight roll! But overall, it was the people and contacts that raised this program into the stratosphere!" Joe Noonan, Portland Feb 2014

Every year we are astounded by the passion and the smarts of our Creative Leaders. Not only are they emerging artists in their own right, but they also have the capacity to inspire creativity in others, fostering a confident creative culture.

How to apply

The program seeks regionally based young people who have completed Year 12 in the last two years – or will do so in 2014.

Key dates:

  • 7 November 2015: Expressions of Interest close 5pm, 7 November 2014.
  • 7 – 15 February 2015: Creative Leadership Program takes place in Melbourne

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Regional Arts Victoria is proud to again offer regionally based, young creative leaders in-the-making, the opportunity to register their interest in taking part in our 2015 Creative Leadership Program.

Creative Leaders on their way