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YAM Young Creatives

Wednesday 16 Aug Friday 10 Nov, 2023
Expression of interest

Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM), Coffs Harbour is seeking 20 dynamic young creatives aged 16 to 22 years to experience our regional gallery in a new way.

Expression of interest
YAM Young Creatives
Aug 16 – Nov 10 2023
Jo Elliott
Programs Facilitator Gallery and Museum

As a YAM Young Creative, you will work alongside museum and gallery staff to gain both personal and professional insights into the art world AND contribute to the development of youth programs that advocate for and inspire other young people in the region.

As a successful participant, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect with other local youth creatives
  • Experience the studios and working environment of practising artists
  • Gain insights into how artists sustain their practice including conceptual development of work, exhibiting and selling work, marketing and running their own creative businesses.
  • Experience back of house operations at the museum and gallery including install and de-install of major exhibitions, packing works, maintaining the collection including digitisation of work, gallery marketing, arts and cultural programming, and meeting artists face to face.
  • Work in a team environment to develop youth focused programs, create audio tours and help in running events whilst being paid at the same time

YAM Young Creatives will need to commit to meetings twice a month (once virtually and once face to face) for 12 months until November/December 2024.

Get involved in this incredible opportunity! Help shape the way Coffs Harbour’s youth engages with art and gain real life experience in the artworld at the same time.

There is no cost involved to join this program, however the program is competitive, and applicants will need to formally apply.

Applications close: Friday 10 November 2023

For more information and to apply visit the website or contact:

Jo Elliott
Programs Facilitator Gallery and Museum

02 6648 4700

This project is supported by Create NSW’s Audience Development Fund, a devolved funding program administered by Museums & Galleries of NSW on behalf of the NSW Government.