Regional Arts Victoria has today announced an exciting new partnership with print publication Gippslandia to provide 14 mentorships and skills development opportunities for young artists aged 15-25 years in the Gippsland region.
The Gippslandia Mentorship Program is the second project to come from Future Arts Movement, a series of creative arts projects to be delivered by Regional Arts Victoria for the benefit of young Gippsland artists across 2023 and 2024.
Aimed at developing their skills in journalism or art forms complimentary to journalism, such as graphic design, photography, and illustration, 14 young Gippsland-based artists will receive a three-month online mentorship by Gippslandia contributors, with the goal of helping them develop their own material for publication in a future edition of the magazine.
Delivered as part of a VicHealth initiative called Future Reset: Young People, Arts and Mental Wellbeing, Regional Arts Victoria were one of nine organisations supported across the state to deliver creative projects that ignite social connection among Victoria’s young people.
Stephanie Clark, Coordinator of the program for Regional Arts Victoria, said “The Gippslandia Mentorship Program is a great way for young artists to make meaningful connections and develop their creative skills in a fun and supportive environment.”
“It’s not every day that young people get a chance to learn something new, work alongside industry professionals, see their finished work in print, and get paid for it!”
Applications are now open to be part of the Gippslandia Mentorship Program. Young people can apply online by Midnight, Sunday 10 September 2023 at https://www.rav.net.au/projects/future-reset/
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