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