Screen NSW launches incubator for Indigenous creative talent

Screen NSW has announced a new talent incubator program for emerging and mid-career Indigenous Australians.

The announcement:

Screen NSW is launching a new talent incubator program for NSW emerging and mid-career Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander creatives to build their skills, meet and work closely with industry professionals, and generate new work through an intensive masterclass program.

The three-day intensive incubator, facilitated by producer Gillian Moody will work with up to eight successful creatives to identify and harness their talent for film, TV and digital outcomes, and to advance the story ideas and skills of NSW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander screen practitioners.

The incubator will be tailored for each participants’ interests, background and skill sets and will also feature a bespoke program of masterclasses and one-to-one mentoring with experienced Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander industry practitioners.

Head of Screen NSW Grainne Brunsdon said, “Telling stories is a critical way for us to understand our past, navigate the present and imagine possible futures. This program will provide tangible career pathways in the screen sector, kickstart avenues for important stories to be shared across the country and worldwide, and support building important networks and relationships for emerging practitioners. This partnership and announcement of the 2020 Indigenous Talent Creative Incubator has never been more important.”

Incubator mentor, Gillian Moody adds, “I am thrilled to be working with Bunya Talent and Screen NSW in delivering a career development lab. We’ve seen amazing creative mentors participate in past incubators such as Nakkiah Lui, Wayne Blair, Adrian Russell Wills and Dena Curtis. I’m so excited to curate an experienced team to work with emerging and mid-career Indigenous NSW talent.”

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander producers, writers, writer/directors and director/producers living in NSW are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the NSW Indigenous Talent Creative Incubator program open Friday 3 July and close 4pm AEST 31 July 2020.

Source: Screen NSW media release


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