Creative and enterprise development workshops, supported employment opportunities, and community events to inspire and contribute to the creation of more vibrant communities.
Human Ventures acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
Creative Pathways (in the Central West) aims to develop young people’s skills in creative industries, enterprise development, and event production, opening up career pathways in Central Western Queensland.
The Creative Pathways initiative involves supporting young people to explore creative and viable learning, career and industry development opportunities in areas such as design, performance, film, photography, dance, visual art, music, event production and coordination, and festival management.
Our delivery is based on three tiers of participation, which depend on young people’s level of interest:
- Inspiration: basic workshops aimed at enthusing young people to take part in the workshop itself just to experience the art form
- Production: these workshops are focused on putting together content for local showcases, Shockwave Festival or other local events
- Advanced development: these workshops are for those who are interested in exploring a career or just advanced skills development in a particular art form
OUR VISION: Young people in the Central West are active, creative, skilled, engaged and valued.
Out of Creative Pathways, local young people have conceived, developed and delivered the Shockwave Festival annually since 2009.
Mentoring and support for the development of micro, creative and social enterprises have assisted young people from the Central West to learn skills that help make their creativity sustainable. Currently, Creative Pathways supports young visual artists, photographers, writers, dancers, DJ’s and event producers in the region to apply an enterprise approach to their practice.
We also support the ongoing operation of Design Hub, a graphic design enterprise based in Blackall providing professional design services to Central West Queensland. To know more about Design Hub please visit www.design-hub.com.au