Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the First Peoples Young Artists Program will not take place in 2020. Please direct your enquiries or register your interest for 2021 below:

CONTACT US

Register your interest for 2021 now by emailing education@mtc.com.au or calling Karin on 03 8688 0936.


In partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development, MTC's First Peoples Young Artists Program offers young First Peoples an opportunity to learn more about the creative industries. 

What's it all about?

This one-of-a-kind program, offered in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at VCA, provides an opportunity for young First Peoples to learn more about the creative industries.

Through the program participants explore potential career pathways as well as develop their own creative skills and confidence through practical workshops and presentations.

The program is made up of three blocks (all one week each) focusing on an area of theatre-making. Participants will be guided by teaching artists, meet with industry professionals, see a range of productions, and engage in cultural experiences throughout the three weeks to build their understanding and ideas:

Block 1 – Exploring Design
Learn about a designer’s process and experiment with costume, set, sound and lighting in practical workshops.

Block 2 – Developing Story
Find stories, write scripts, create dialogue and develop characters.

Block 3 – Directing and Performance
Develop performing and directing skills and build confidence.

When and where?

The program consists of three one-week blocks throughout the year. 10am to 5pm daily at MTC HQ and Southbank Theatre.

Accommodation (with shared facilities) can be provided for regional participants and an accompanying parent/guardian for those under 18. Travel can also be provided for regional participants. Lunch is provided each week day of the program. Meals outside of the program hours will be at the participants expense.

Who can apply?

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people aged between 16 – 22. Interstate applicants are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to Victorian residents. 

How do I apply?

Register your interest for 2021 now by emailing education@mtc.com.au or calling Karin on 03 8688 0936.


 The First Peoples Young Artists Program is made possible by the John & Myriam Wylie Foundation.

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