Melbourne Theatre Company, in partnership with the Wilin Centre for Indigenous Arts and Cultural Development at the Victorian College of the Arts, is proudly continuing the Indigenous Scholarship Program in 2018 with an expanded program designed to foster career pathways for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people interested in the performing arts.
Scholarship recipients will receive unique learning opportunities through a series of workshops on performance skills, writing for the stage, technical and design production, and arts marketing. Under the mentorship of Indigenous teaching artists and facilitators, as well as experienced MTC staff and creatives, participants will conclude the Program with a group-devised performance for family and friends at Southbank Theatre, The Lawler.
Participants will also attend a variety of live performances including comedy, dance, musical and theatre shows, and have the opportunity to meet with industry professionals across multiple disciplines to learn more about potential career pathways.
Over the course of the Program, the Wilin Centre will offer support and assistance with submitting applications to study at the Victorian College of the Arts for those who wish to explore further education.
Applications are open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people between the ages of 17-22 until Friday 11 May.