Council is looking for people interested in being mentored or mentoring as part of an exciting new creative and professional development initiative coming to Penrith. A 16-week residency and mentorship program will help successful applicants develop their practice and industry profile.
The DiG Digital Maker Space in Allen Arcade, Henry Street will open on 14 August with a creative and professional development program for emerging multi-disciplinary digital artists/designers within their first five years of professional practice.
The program is open to people who have completed a relevant diploma or degree within the last five years, who are from Western Sydney (born, living, studying or working) in the Blacktown, Hills, Fairfield, Cumberland, Parramatta, Bankstown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Liverpool or Penrith areas. Relevant digital disciplines include sound designer/composer/musician; image maker (illustrator/photographer); visual storyteller (animator/film-maker/videographer/motion designer); and graphic designer.
We are also looking for mentors/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. Mentors are not required to be located within the Western Sydney areas.
This is a Council initiative with the valued support of Western Sydney University, TAFE, Create NSW and Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd.
Visit the Calling digital artists and designers page on Council's website for details and expression of interest forms.