Listen to the position description here.
Next Wave Producers-in-Residence is a new springboard for three emerging First Nations creatives who want to leap into producing, programming or curating in the arts and creative industries.
This program will give you professional skills and experience in putting on events – which might include gigs, film nights, discussions or performance seasons. You will work in both the offices of Next Wave and the Brunswick Mechanics Institute (a performing arts venue managed by Next Wave) on a part-time basis, welcomed as one of the team as you learn about how festivals and arts venues operate.
The practical experience you will gain in developing, curating, producing, marketing and managing projects in an organisational context will be balanced with a tailored professional development program, mentoring and full participation in Next Wave’s learning and development programs. Whilst in residence you will pitch and present an event or event series at Brunswick Mechanics institute in 2019.
What you get
- Flexible part-time employment for a 14-month period (equivalent of 1 day/week + 10 weeks full time – each candidate can plan around other commitments)
- Internal mentorship by Susannah Day (Brunswick Mechanics Institute) and Erica McCalman (Next Wave) both First Nations women and established producers
- Support and funding to create a professional development plan including securing a mentor outside of the organisation. Professional development plans include training opportunities, industry events and key people to meet to help achieve your career goals.
- All expenses paid participation in two seven day creative laboratories in 2019 alongside the artists, producers, curators and writers developing works for Next Wave Festival 2020
- Feedback on curatorial and programming ideas
- Support and funding ($5000) to develop, produce/curate and present a project of your own at Brunswick Mechanics Institute in 2019
Are you eligible?
The program is open to any First Nations (Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander) artist, arts worker, producer or curator who is emerging or looking to expand their arts practice into creative producing. Applicants must reside within Victoria.
- Demonstrated interest in contemporary arts (particularly events, dance, performance, music or film)
- Experience working in arts, community organising, administration or customer service
- Understanding of the program and clear personal/professional goals
About Next Wave & Brunswick Mechanics Institute
Next Wave is a non-profit arts organisation dedicated to supporting emerging artists. We run a festival of brand new experimental art and performance every two years (Next Wave Festival), learning programs to help artists develop professional skills (Kickstart Helix), and we manage a cultural enterprise with a 112-seat theatre and two flexible studio spaces (Brunswick Mechanics Institute).
Working with leading creative organisations across Melbourne, Brunswick Mechanics Institute hosts a diverse cultural program of performance, film, talks and music, as well as classes, workshops and community celebrations. Behind the scenes, leading artists use the spaces year round to create new contemporary works.
- Have a look at the application form and start planning your application, noting any questions you have
- Call Erica at Next Wave (03 9329 9422) to chat about your application – we LOVE helping!
- Submit application through this link with your CV by 11:59pm Monday August 6
There will be an interview stage mid-late August before final selection of the three Producers-in-Residence.
Next Wave’s learning programs have launched the careers of some of Australia’s best and brightest – so if you’re aspiring to make the leap into creative producing Next Wave Producers In-Residence is for you.