Throughout 2022/2023 Connecting Places is supporting four Community Presenters to access 12 months of guidance from a skilled mentor.
The annual Connecting Places mentorship program is designed to support regional Community Presenters to develop their skills, networks and governance models to ensure they are in a strong position to continue providing high quality performing arts programming in their local communities. Mentorships are deliberately flexible and responsive, tailored to the needs of community presenter committees or nominated representatives.
This year each mentee is working with a carefully matched, regionally-based mentor across the following areas:
- Fish Creek Carnival Committee: expanding accessibility and reach including collaboration with artists and community members with disability.
- Stratford Courthouse: developing new, stronger and deeper connections with young people in the local community.
- Gippsland Acoustic Music Club: expanding reach and engagement with younger people through programming and governance structures.
- Phoenix Space, Cobden: developing a sustainable business model that prioritises wellbeing and community connection.
A new round of Connecting Places mentorships will run next year, with Expressions of Interest open to all Community Presenters in Autumn 2023. Sign up to our Community Presenter ENews to stay in touch!
Image: Phoenix Project, Cobden. Image by Chelsea Hatherall.