Statewide Createability internship program to level the playing field

Published: 9 Sep 2021

The NSW Government is calling for applications for the Createability Internship Program, an initiative designed to develop strong career pathways into the arts, screen, and culture sectors for NSW artists and practitioners with disability. 

The Createability Internship Program is a three-year commitment which will be delivered through Create NSW, in partnership with Accessible Arts and a range of NSW-based arts, screen and cultural organisations. 

Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said the program will benefit both interns and participating host organisations, helping to deliver employment pathways in the sector for people with disability across the State.

“After a very successful pilot in 2018, the Createability Internship Program is back bigger and better, and I am pleased to be able to encourage applications from NSW artists and practitioners with disability to the program,” Mr Harwin said. 

“The internships will open new opportunities across the cultural sector, removing barriers to employment and providing training, mentoring and support, ultimately leading to workplaces that better reflect the society we live in.” 

Createability internships are open to any NSW-based person with disability or who is d/Deaf, who has been actively engaged in or seeking a career opportunity in the arts, screen and culture industries. 

The program includes customised training for up to 10 participants, followed by paid internships for up to 120 hours in major arts, screen and cultural organisations.

Practitioners with disability at all stages of their career in the arts, screen and cultural sectors are encouraged to apply. Applications open on Monday 20 September and close at 5pm AEST on Monday 18 October 2021.

Find out more at Create NSW.

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