A young man with disability plays a guitar. He sits outside on a stone wall, next to him is the guitar case.

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 3-year commitment that will be delivered through Create NSW, in partnership with Accessible Arts and a range of NSW-based arts, screen and cultural organisations.

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. 

A program for interns and participating host organisations, helping to deliver employment pathways in the sector for people with disability across the State. 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 5 pm AEST on Monday 18 October 2021.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident
  • identify as a person with disability or who is d/Deaf (see Guidelines for definition)
  • be over 18 years of age
  • be a current resident of NSW and;
  • have previous industry experience of any level, including being new to the workforce, or have been actively engaged in or seeking a career opportunity in the arts, screen and culture industry.

For more information and guidelines see  Createability Internship Program. Information is available in other formats by contacting Create NSW (02) 8289 6520 between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.

The National Relay service numbers are:

TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Speak and Listen users: Phone 1300 555 727 then ask for (02) 8289 6520

Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6520.

Webinars

Create NSW is hosting the following webinars to discuss the internship program, application process and how to put your best application forward:

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 11 am – Createability Information Session (Part One)
Create NSW staff will be joined by Accessible Arts and representatives from previous Createbility host organisations who will discuss the internship program and the positive outcomes it has achieved for both the interns and organisations. This session will be live captioned and have an Auslan Interpreter. Speakers include Morwenna Collett (Create NSW), Liz Martin (Accessible Arts), Chris Tooher (Sydney Festival), Janelle Ryan (Sydney Opera House) and Libbie Doherty (ABC). Register now.

Thursday 30 September 2021, 11 am – Createability Information Session (Part Two)
Create NSW staff will be joined by previous successful Createability interns who will discuss the application process and how to put your best application forward. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions. This session will be live captioned and have an Auslan Interpreter. Speakers include Morwenna Collett (Create NSW) and 2018 Createability Interns, Joel Pragnel and Jack Dowdell. Register now.


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