Human Ventures is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and dedicated person for the role of Regional Program Coordinator for Creative Pathways, an arts and enterprise development program for young people in Central West Queensland.
This position is based in the Central West Queensland region and would suit those interested in Youth, Community, Arts and Culture.
A bit about the role of Regional Program Coordinator – Creative Pathways
Reporting directly to the Creative Pathways Program Manager and Human Ventures Creative Director the Regional Program Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of the Creative Pathways workshop programs, events and projects, communicating with current regional partners and identifying new partnership opportunities, collaborating with the Program Manager to identify and develop funding opportunities, evaluating all areas of the program effectively and actively supporting the sustainability of the program’s future.
Ultimately this position will play a key role in the development and implementation of the transition phase for the Creative Pathways Program into Central West Queensland.
Applications close Friday 5 August 2011.
The Creative Pathways team are back in the Central West in September with brand new creative workshops, including computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design.
The team will be collaborating with Blackall State School to present the second annual Arts Appreciation Evening.
“Contributing to local events is really important to us,” said Creative Pathways Coordinator, Brooke Newall. “It is a way of connecting our program to the wider community and to demonstrate to young people the value of partnerships.”
The whole community is invited to the Blackall State School Arts Appreciation Evening that will happen at the Blackall Cultural Centre on Thurs 9 Sep, 6pm. The event will include an art gallery, music and theatre performances, a film display and more. All work created by Blackall State High students, Creative Pathways participants and the wider community.
“This event will not only be about celebrating the work on display,” suggests Brooke, “but about encouraging more young people to explore the arts and creative industries.”
On Monday 6 September, from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, young people in Blackall can come to the Memorial Hall to get involved in workshops in computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design. The workshops then continue on Tuesday and Wednesday from 3.30pm until 5.30pm.
In Blackall, young people can also participate in graphic design workshops from Friday 10 until Sunday 12 September. Through the employment of a local designer and client liaison the Design Hub endeavours to deliver professional design services for clients in Central West Queensland. The Design Hub initiative is currently being developed by Creative Pathways, in collaboration with Blackall-Tambo Regional Council and CICADAS.
The Creative Pathways team then makes their way to Longreach where young people can similarly participate in computer games development, digital DJ, film making, illustration, music production and graphic design on Friday 10 September at Longreach State High School and on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September at the Longreach Youth Club from 11am until 4pm.
In addition to workshops, Creative Pathways will continue with the Young Entrepreneurs Program, supporting young people’s ideas for enterprise projects.
“We’re really keen to continue working with young people who have a vision for some form of community project, event or even a micro-business,” outlines Brooke. “Even if you don’t have your own concept, you can still participate and learn great skills to develop and launch a business idea.”
Young Entrepreneurs is about helping young people to better understand and develop skills in enterprise by focusing on social enterprise opportunities that can provide some benefit to the Central West.
Creative Pathways creative workshops, enterprise program and showcase series is currently supported by: The Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund, Blackall-Tambo Regional Council, Blackall State School, Longreach State High School, Regional Arts Fund, CICADAS and Human Ventures.
For more information about Creative Pathways or the Young Entrepreneurs Program, contact Human Ventures on 07 3229 8055, email email@example.com, check out our website at or become a fan of ‘Creative Pathways’ on Facebook.
Human Ventures (Human) is a leading creative and social enterprise. We develop community programs and provide creative services to help grow innovative and sustainable businesses and communities. Human Ventures acknowledges the assistance of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.
The Creative Pathways team are heading back to the Central West for more creative arts workshops, including graphic design, drama, film & multimedia, zine-making and stencilling.
The team will also be holding community events, in both Blackall and Longreach, to share stories about this year’s Shockwave and to talk about next year’s festival.
Under a clear Central West Queensland sky, Shockwave 2010 began with a busy program of workshops and activities. Circus-themed, the colourful event promoted young people’s interaction with creative arts as a means of self-expression and collaboration.
On the 31st October this year, young people and adults from Tambo, Blackall and Longreach enjoyed the spectacle and fun of the Way Out West (WOW) event, coordinated by Human Ventures, and held at Blackall’s Memorial Hall. Read more
Young people in Central West Queensland are increasingly being described as ‘creative’ and ‘enterprising’ thanks to the continuing work of Human Ventures (formerly SpeakOut) and the Creative Pathways in the Central West program.
Emerging from the program, in June this year, was the inaugural Shockwave Youth Arts Festival (Shockwave). Supported by the Human Ventures team, Shockwave was conceived and coordinated by young people from the Central West region and was extremely well received and attended by more than 200 people.
From the 24th to the 31st October, young people in the Central West will again have the opportunity to participate in creative arts workshops and showcase their talent.