YAM Young Creatives


Young Creatives wanted

MORE PLACES AVAILABLE - Are you aged between 13 and 25 and are keenly considering a career in the creative industries?  

Yarrila Arts and Museum (YAM) Coffs Harbour is seeking 20 more dynamic young creatives aged 13 to 25 years to experience our Regional Gallery in a new way. This follows a successful first round in November 2023.

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. It’s your chance to 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 while being paid at the same time

YAM Young Creatives 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 to join this program, however, applicants need to formally apply. If you need assistance with this application or have special needs, please contact Toni Southwell (details below).

Applications will stay open until places are filled. The next meeting will be in February 2024. 

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

Att:Toni Southwell
Programs Facilitator Gallery and Museum

Email: culturaldevelopment@chcc.nsw.gov.au

Phone: 02 6648 4700

Apply for YAM Young Creatives

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YAM Young Creatives is a 12-month program, proudly supported by Museums and Galleries NSW – 2022 Audience Development Fund.