The Government has announced $200,000 for the ArtsReady program, which provides traineeships in the arts and creative industries.

23 June 2017

In its fourth year, this additional funding will assist ArtsReady to make the final transition to a fully self-funded ongoing initiative. 

ArtsReady helps young Australians get a start in a career in the arts and creative industries.

A traineeship gave singer/songwriter Katherine Miller a start in the industry. She now works for Australia’s major music body APRA AMCOS.

“Music has always been my passion, I live and breathe it, so to be working amongst people who share the same love for music is a dream come true,” Katherine said.

The 12 month traineeships prepare participants to graduate as job ready so they can make a meaningful contribution to the arts sector.

As part of her traineeship Katherine learned the ins and outs of the music industry and also studied a Certificate III in Business.

“The great thing about doing a traineeship is having the opportunity to further yourself with a qualification. This increases your chances of becoming a full-time employee,” Katherine said.

Canberra’s Impi Tarjavaara believes the traineeship gives young people like her a chance to forge a career.

“ArtsReady works as a bridge. It helps young people who have little experience cross over to arts and creative sector,” Impi said.

ArtsReady is delivered by AFL SportsReady. It offers a mix of school-based and full-time traineeships and has already delivered 310 traineeships.

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