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  • We run and support a great variety of events and programs around the City to encourage people to discover, develop and share their interests, experiences, skills and talents.

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    Calling digital artists and mentors 

    Council is opening a space for creative and professional development initiatives for emerging Western Sydney multi-disciplinary digital artists/designers within their first 5 years of professional practice. A series of 16-week residency and mentorship programs will focus on creative and professional advancement initiatives, nurturing and providing a bridge between the completion of arts/creative education and the professional arts industry.

    Expressions of interest are open until 5pm Sunday 23 July 2017.

    Expressions of Interest – Mentored Creatives

    Council is seeking expressions of interest from talented Western Sydney multi-disciplinary digital artists/designers within their first 5 years of professional practice. We are looking for up to 5 creatives per program from a mix of digital disciplines including: sound designer/composer/musician; image maker (illustrator/photographer); visual storyteller (animator/film-maker/videographer/motion designer); graphic designer. Download the Mentored Creative Expression of Interest form (pdf 165KB)

    Expressions of Interest - Mentors

    The DiG program seeks expression of interest from talented creatives with experience in one or more of the following: formal teaching in the arts industry, mentoring, creative producer/arts director and or working within the creative digital industries. Download the Mentor Expression of Interest Form (pdf 165KB) 

    Magnetic Places

    This grants program supports projects that bring people together to transform their local public spaces through artistic activity and new social connections. Applications for this year closed on 3 October 2016. 

    For more information contact or 4732 7809.  

    Watch past project videos on YouTube:

    Generation Z at Werrington Train Station  by artist Mandy Schone Salter in collaboration with Werrington Youth Centre and young people of Werrington. 

    'Gratitude'  by Penrith Women Cancer Survivors in partnership with the Cancer Council.

    Llandilo Chinese Community Artwork , a collaboration by Penrith Women's Health Centre with residents and artist Diamando Koutsellis.

    'Capture Colyton' a 2 year project by St Clair Youth and Neighbourhood Team, a collaboration with residents and a range of artists including Media On The Margins and Claire Nakazawa. 

    Mayoral Arts & Culture Summit

    Early in 2015 Council co-funded a Deloitte Access Economics report Building Western Sydney's Cultural Arts Economy, which highlighted glaring inequities in State and Federal funding for the arts. As a result, then Mayor Ross Fowler OAM called for a summit of Penrith, Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains' arts and cultural representatives to express their priorities for the growth of arts and culture in Penrith and the broader region.

    Read our media release about the Summit held in September 2015. Download the Summit Report (8.06MB pdf).

    Watch the video

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