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18 July 2018

Next Wave’s 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.

Supertone, Next Wave Festival 2012. Photo by Pia Johnson.

Supertone, Next Wave Festival 2012. Photo by Pia Johnson.

The Producers-in-Residence program is designed to give First Nations creatives professionals skills and experience in putting on events such as gigs, film nights, discussions and performance seasons.

Successful applicants will work part-time at the Next Wave offices and the Brunswick Mechanics Institute over a period of 14 months, taking advantage of extensive training, professional development and networking opportunities. Support and mentoring will be provided by Susannah Day (Brunswick Mechanics Institute) and Erica McCalman (Next Wave) — both First Nations women and established producers.

Residents will be invited to pitch and present an event or event series at Brunswick Mechanics Institute in 2019 and will receive $5,000 in development funding to realise their project.

Residents will also be invited to participate in two seven-day creative laboratories alongside the artists, producers, curators and writers developing works for Next Wave Festival 2020.

The Next Wave Producers-in-Residence program is open to any Victorian 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.

Application close Monday 6 August.

Visit Next Wave for details