The StART Festival is pleased to introduce a new program designed to empower emerging artists by paying them to make art, fostering professional development, and creating opportunities to connect with mentors and peers.


  • A mentorship spread over five months with a mid career artist working in your field (you will spend about 40 hours with your mentor)
  • An opportunity to support one of your mentor’s projects and for them to support yours
  • A chance to connect with two other emerging artists and two other mid career artists working in different disciplines
  • Access to one-off artistic and administrative workshop opportunities (including funding for tuition)
  • An opportunity to develop a new work for presentation in collaboration with the StART Festival in April 2016 at the Bus Stop Theatre
  • Structured flexibly to accommodate your and your mentor’s other commitments and preferred ways of working

The call for applicants is now open. The deadline to apply is 30 October 2015 at 5 pm AST. Click here for full details. 

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