Kickstart is Next Wave’s learning program designed to support emerging and early career artists, curators, producers, writers and makers from across Australia. This year-long program combines professional skills development with creative discussion and critical feedback through a series of residencies, workshops, showings and events, together with self-directed learning and ongoing staff support. Kickstarters are connected with peers, professionals and organisations from around the country, growing their networks and supporting them to produce and present their most ambitious work yet.
Next Wave’s learning programs have launched the careers of some of Australia’s best and brightest – so if you’re aspiring to make bold new work and become a leader of the new generation in Australian art, then Kickstart is for you.
All applicants for Next Wave Festival 2020 will automatically be considered for inclusion in the Kickstart program.
To be considered for the Kickstart program, you must apply for Next Wave Festival 2020. Our Curatorial Advisory Committee will consider all applications and tailor the support appropriate for each project.
Apply at nextwave.org.au/festival2020