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Horizons – Creative Industries Career Launchpad

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Are you ready to embark on an inspiring journey of personal growth, learning, and community impact?
We are looking for participants in our dynamic and transformative youth project, Horizons. This initiative is designed to empower young individuals like you to reach their full potential while making a positive difference in our community.

About Horizons
Horizons is a creative industry mentoring and career development program for NSW regional youth. The project will run over 18 months and will support a total of 75 young people from across NSW.
Horizons is a state-wide regional project that provides direct intensive support to young people wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries. Our aim is to provide participants with new pathways to explore work and study opportunities in the creative industries.
Participants will be paired with an experienced mentor from their chosen field in who is based in regional NSW. Each mentoring relationship will address the needs and interests of each individual and enable participants to connect into a network of peers to build strong state-wide networks early into their careers.

The program will create access and opportunity to seek pathways for creative industry career development by addressing the void of skills development and opportunities for young creative people and aims to provide pathways for employment in the arts sector.

The result of this extended mentoring program will be shared through a creative industry showcase developed and led by the project participants highlighting each mentoring project and the range of creative practice and industries represented. The showcase will enable the conversation on the opportunities open to region al young people, in this dynamic and evolving industry, to continue beyond the project. Horizons will therefore have longer term influence on an extended cohort of young people.

What are the Creative Industries?
The creative industries refer to a broad and diverse sector of the economy that encompasses various activities and businesses primarily focused on the creation, production and distribution of creation and cultural goods and services. These industries are characterized by their reliance on intellectual property, artistic expression and innovation. They typically encompass the following:

  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Film and Television
  • Publishing
  • Advertising and Marketing
  • Design
  • Music and Sound Recording
  • Video Games and Interactive Media
  • Crafts and Artisanal Production
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Software and Creative Technology

Why should I get involved?
Horizons will provide opportunities for individuals to showcase their talents, gain valuable experience, build valuable industry networks and kick start on your creative career.
Horizons offers you:

  • Personal Growth – Horizons is not just a project, it’s a platform for your personal growth and development. Through engaging workshops, mentorship opportunities, and hands-on experiences, you will acquire valuable skills, boost your self-confidence, and uncover your unique strengths.
  • Community Impact – We believe in the power of young people to create meaningful change. Participating in Horizons you’ll have the chance to work on a collective showcase that addresses pressing issues for regional young people. Your ideas and contributions will play a crucial role in shaping a better future for all.
  • Networking and Friendships – Connect with like-minded peers who share your passion for making a difference. You’ll forge lasting friendships, expand network, and build a support system that will benefit you long after the project ends.
  • Mentorship – Gain insight and guidance from experienced mentors who are eager to help you succeed. Their expertise and encouragement will be invaluable as you navigate your personal and professional journey.
  • Fun and Creativity- Horizons is not all work and no play! We believe in fostering a fun and creative environment where you can explore your talents, express your ideas, and enjoy every moment of your participants.

If you are between the ages of 15-27, enthusiastic about learning, and eager to contribute to your community, we would love to have you on board! Whether you have prior experience in the creative industries or are just starting your journey, your dedication and passion are what matter most.  If you wish to receive an Expression of Interest form or other information please contact Brooke’s email at promo@southwestarts.com.au


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