The program involves a 16-week residency which requires participants to work in situ a minimum of two days per week. Free use of a collaborative work space, the formation of a collaborative multi-disciplinary team to work on a ‘live’ creative brief, access to specialist Creative + Business workshops, introduction to the Studio’s Sydney and networking opportunities. This program will build professional and creative capacity through formal mentorship, with additional support provided by Penrith Council’s cultural development staff.
The DiG program centres on creative and professional development, providing a bridge between completing relevant arts/creative education at Diploma/ Degree levels and working in the creative industries. The program objective is to assist emerging (not age related) Greater Western Sydney digital artists/designers to further develop their practice and profile in the industry.
The Mentored Creatives
The mentored creatives will be expected to work in a team and collaboratively develop and produce high quality digital content for delivery/exhibition/installation. The creative team will be comprised of up to eight members from a mix of disciplines including: sound designer/ composer / musician; image maker (illustrator/photographer); visual storyteller (animator/film-maker/ videographer/motion designer); graphic designer.
The team will be mentored by a professional creative practitioner throughout the program. A small stipend will be offered to the mentored creatives to assist with travel and some associated expenses.
Where is it located?
The DiG Space is situated in a dedicated work space in Allen Arcade in Penrith’s CBD, within walking distance to Penrith train station, public bus transport, Penrith’s High Street and Westfield Shopping Plaza.
Who is involved in the DiG Space Program?
The program is funded by Create NSW, and is supported by Penrith City Council, Western Sydney University - Academic Program Design, Parramatta Campus and the Music Unit Kingswood, TAFE NSW – Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Kingswood and The Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd (PP&VA).
Who can get involved?
The program is for emerging (not age related) Greater Western Sydney digital artists, designers and composers within their first five years of professional practice.
The program is open to talented creatives from Western Sydney (born, living, studying, or working) in the following areas: Blacktown, The Hills, Fairfield, Cumberland, Parramatta, Bankstown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Liverpool, and Penrith.
How do I apply?
Applications are currently closed.
The DiG Space Mentorship and Residency Program is a partnership between the following organisations: