Australia Council backs our emerging Indigenous producers in the performing arts
16 August 2011
The Australia Council for the Arts is delighted to announce the establishment of four mentorships for emerging Indigenous producers
Queensland Performing Arts Centre is looking to fill their Indigenous Producer position as part of EIPM. For more information about the position please see http://www.qpac.com.au/careers/jobs/information/?n=39315.
Upcoming Indigenous performing arts producers Lara Croydon, Alison Murphy-Oates and Rosealee Pearson will team up with some of Australia’s leading arts organisations, as part of the Australia Council’s Emerging Indigenous Producers Mentorships (EIPM), a new program designed to assist Indigenous producers develop their professional skills, expertise and knowledge in the performing arts sector. As a key initiative of the Australia Council's Indigenous Market Development Strategy, the producers will be employed and mentored over an 18-month period starting in 2011.
2011 recipients of the 2011 Emerging Indigenous Producers Mentorships and their mentors - (From left) Beck Dean (mentor);
Alison Murphy-Oates; Deb Murphy (mentor); Todd MacDonald (mentor); Joshua Bond; Rosealee Pearson; Brenna Hobson (mentor);
Michelle Kotevski (mentor); Lara Croydon; Merindah Donnelly (Indigenous Program Officer, Market Development).
Lara will undertake her mentorship with Queensland Theatre Company (QTC).
Alison joins Performance Space again after a year and a half with Arts NSW as Administrative Officer in Capacity and Development, an Aboriginal identified position supported by the NSW Government’s Elsa Dixon Employment Program. Alison has a passion for performance making and volunteers her time to stage manage independent productions around Sydney. She is currently studying for a Masters in Arts Management at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Alison will work with Performance Space, in conjunction with Producer Marguerite Pepper, during her mentorship.
Rosealee will be completing her mentorship and training with Urban Theatre Projects and Belvoir.
For further information please see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, www.australiacouncil.gov.au/artforms/aboriginal_and_torres_strait_islander_arts.