Penrith Council has opened Expressions of Interest for the second round of the innovative DiG Space Program, following the success of the pilot program earlier this year.
Council is looking for multi-disciplinary digital artists and designers who are within the 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, and who either live, work, study or were born in Blacktown, Hills, Fairfield, Cumberland, Parramatta, Bankstown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Liverpool or Penrith areas.
Penrith Mayor Cr John Thain said the experience gained through this unique 16-week residency and mentorship program is unparalleled.
"This program gives local artists the opportunity to create pathways, learn new skills, develop networks and work on a live creative collaboration project," Cr Thain said.
"Creative industries are important to the local community and play a positive role in contributing to social cohesion and shaping individuals and regions.
"More than ever before creativity is being embraced by individuals, society and employers. Council is delighted to be leading the charge in the development of creative industries in Western Sydney," Cr Thain continued.
The second round program runs from 3 September - 21 December 2018.
The DiG Space Program showcases the breadth and quality of talented creatives we have in our region, and highlights the economic value of supporting creative enterprises in Western Sydney.
Expressions of Interest are open until 6pmSunday 15 July 2018. Details about the program and the application forms are available on Council's website: penrithcity.nsw.gov.au/Culture-Creativity
The DiG Digital Maker Space project is funded by Create NSW. Council also receives support from project partners - Western Sydney University, TAFE NSW and the Penrith Performing & Visual Arts (PP&VA).