youtharts hothouse

Who: The Youth Arts Facilitator HotHouse is a professional development opportunity for South Australian artists and arts workers with a commitment to regional practice and developing youth arts experiences.

What: Country Arts SA & Carclew are hosting a second weekend retreat to continue building youth arts capacity in regional South Australia. The 2018 HotHouse builds on the conversations initiated by the first weekend retreat facilitated by Lenine Burke (2016) and on the statewide conversations currently being developed by the Creative Producer, Youth/Regional. The HotHouse will bring together youth arts facilitators for an intensive learning and sharing program over the Queens Birthday long weekend in June. The HotHouse will support participants to connect with one another, build networks, share practice and leave the HotHouse with new skills and project ideas to build on.

Why: The HotHouse will further inform the Creative Producer’s 3 year youth program currently in development and create opportunities to identify and support emerging youth arts leaders in the field. The HotHouse will cross-fertilise skills between artists and artsworkers with a regional youth arts practice and contribute to strengthening the South Australia youth arts community. It will also be an opportunity to continue informing Country Arts SA and Carclew about the needs of young artists and youth arts facilitators.

When: Friday 8th June – Monday 11th June.
Participants will arrive on Friday evening for a shared supper and introduction to the program. Saturday and Sunday will be two intensive days of workshops, panels, sharing, thinking, doing. Saturday is about thinking big and sharing craft. Sunday is about making plans and getting connected. Monday will be farewells and departures.

Where: Whyalla, multiple venues.
Participants will be sharing meals and accommodation slumber party/camping style to make the most of the weekend in the one place. All meals will be provided across the weekend.

How: Interested parties are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) using the form below. The selection process will reflect priorities including:

  • Cultural and geographic diversity;
  • Supporting those who lack the financial means to attend;
  • Professional impact of attendance for the applicant;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander;
  • Youth (18 – 27)

Grants of up to $750 will be available upon application, for successful regional applicants only.
NOTE: There are limited funds available. Assistance is for travel to and from the Hothouse for the retreat days/nights only.

Info about HotHouse Lead Facilitator
Alysha Herrmann is a proud parent, daughter of regional Australia, writer, theatre maker and community organizer working across disciplines in the arts, community development, youth work, social justice and social enterprise. As a creative practitioner, Alysha makes performances, installations, experiences, presentations, poetry, digital exchanges and small moments of connection in public places. Alongside her creative practice, Alysha is employed full-time by Carclew & Country Arts SA as Creative Producer, Youth (Regional) co-creating new artistic works and building the capacity of young artists in regional South Australia. Alysha has won numerous awards for her work using the arts to interrogate and explore community concerns and aspirations including most recently the 2017 Arts South Australia Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Ruby Award and the 2015 Australia Council Kirk Robson Award. Alysha is a current participant in the Australian Rural Leadership Program with a scholarship from the Australia Council.

Deadline for EOIs is 5pm Monday 21st May 2018.

For further information please contact Alysha Herrmann by email on [email protected] or through the Regional Creative Facebook group.

Fill out the online Expression of Interest Form Here