Kickstart 2015 Applications open!

The moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Applications for Kickstart 2015 are now open!

Kickstart is Next Wave’s flagship development program. It’s money, time and space for young artists to develop ambitious projects – to think bigger than they ever have before. It’s for artists who are excited by talking and thinking with other artists, across disciplines, from other places, who might have different thematic concerns.

There’s no theme to address this year, but we ask you to consider these thoughts


This is a request

If you’re an artist and would like to be a part of Kickstart, we want to hear from you.  Here’s how to get started:

1. Check out the essential details on our Kickstart page, download all your bits and pieces and check out our tips to writing an awesome application.

2. Talk to us. We will be holding public briefings in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and online over the next few weeks. These briefings are open sessions where you can learn more about the program and fire off any questions. A podcast of our Melbourne briefing is also available on our SoundCloud.

3. Make an appointment with a member of our Artistic Team to speak about your practice before submitting an application. We’ll be available to meet with artists in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Hobart over the next few weeks. Call the office on (03) 9329 9422 or email to find out when we’ll be in your town.

4. Get thinking, get listening, get going.

Applications for Kickstart 2015 close Monday 17 November 2014.