New arts initiative creates pathways for practitioners with disability
NEW ARTS INITIATIVE CREATES PATHWAYS FOR PRACTITIONERS WITH DISABILITY
New paid internships are being created for people with disabilities to get a start in the NSW arts, screen and culture industries.
The Createability Internship Program, launched by the NSW Government today, will enable up to eight people to secure industry placements and customised training opportunities that could lead to a full-time career.
The program, led by arts and disability organisation Accessible Arts, successfully delivers on a policy commitment by Create NSW to work with the creative sector to offer more help to NSW artists and practitioners with disability.
Minister for the Arts Don Harwin, said “The Createability Internship Program is all about breaking down barriers, giving aspiring creatives across the arts, screen and culture sector an exceptional platform for personal growth and professional development.”
“The NSW Government understands that the future is built on opportunity. These internships will see that the fostering of creative thinking and talent remain central to that vision,” said Minister Harwin.
Host organisations include the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art, Carriageworks, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Animal Logic, Jungle Entertainment, ABC, SBS and Nickelodeon, Goalpost Pictures, Art Gallery of NSW and Channel Nine.
The internships on offer will be in a variety of creative and technical areas, including marketing, curating, production, front of house, arts administration, public programs, camera and sound, writing and producing.
Applications are currently open to any NSW person with disability, over the age of 18, who has been actively engaged in or seeking a career opportunity in the arts, screen and culture sector.
To view the guidelines and information about the Createability Internship Program, visit www.create.nsw.gov.au