Starburst regional mentoring program
Starburst is a mentoring program for young people in regional and remote Queensland who have limited access to facilities, support and arts activities in their local communities and are looking for an opportunity to get their creative ideas off the ground.
In 2011, 21 talented young artists and artsworkers participated in Starburst. Artists from Cairns, Longreach, Magnetic Island, Mackay – all over – created exciting projects in their local community.
If you want to read about some of the 2010 participants, check out the YAQ blog.
Starburst is designed for young people;
- 15-30 years of age,
- living in regional or remote Queensland,
- interested in music, art, craft, writing, theatre, dance, film or new media, putting on gigs or anything else creative, and
- running a creative project, wanting to get something off the ground, interested in working in the arts or needing to make industry connections.
Participants in the program can;
- find out about careers in the arts and creative industries,
- plan and organise a creative project,
- connect with other creative young people and organisations that can offer support,
- talk to a professional working in the arts about what they do and how they got there, and of course
- get things happening in their local area!
Interested in Starburst?
Unfortunately Starburst will not be offered in 2012.
Starburst is managed by YAQ and delivered in collaboration with regional partners. Without these organisations, Starburst would not have been as successful during 2010 and 2011 as it was. YAQ thank them for their local knowledge, support and facilitation.
Phone: (07) 4953 5122
Townsville / Thuringowa region (including Charters Towers and Ingham):
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
Phone: (07) 4727 9679
KickArts Contemporary Arts
Phone: (07) 4050 9494
Longreach, Blackall, Winton, Tambo, Barcaldine or Isisford:
Phone (07) 3229 8055 or 1800 656 431
Morton Bay region:
Youth Arts Queensland – Transit Lounge Caboolture program
Phone: (07) 5433 2445
Any other area or region outside the Brisbane City Council boundaries:
Youth Arts Queensland
Phone: (07) 3252 5225