Youth Reference Group

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Expressions of interest are sought from eligible candidates to be a member of the Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Reference Group.


The Cultural Strategy 2016-2019 notes the action to support development of artists and practitioners through mentoring and professional development placements.  In particular, to establish a Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Reference Group comprising of tertiary students and emerging artists focussing on both practice and audience development.

Newcastle Art Gallery is seeking:

  • New views, ideas and a youth perspective
  • Young and early career artists and/or curators to participate in project based opportunities
  • ​Better awareness and understanding in young markets and audiences of what the Gallery has and offers.

Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Reference Group members will gain:

  • Knowledge and understanding of gallery operations
  • Meaningful professional development with work/project based learning
  • CV/resume item
  • Networks, meet artists
  • Mentoring
  • Communication skills
  • Planning and implementation experience

Applicants must be:

  • Aged between 18-30 years
  • Enrolled full time in Fine Arts or Creative Industries related tertiary study or have graduated in one of these areas within the last five years
  • Committed to developing a career in the Visual Arts
  • Prepared to make a 12 month commitment.


Please ensure you have read the associated Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Reference Group Charter.

Deadline for expressions of interest:

The 2017 deadline for EOIs is midnight, Sunday 1 October 2017. Please click the black button below to go to an online form, where you can submit some information about yourself. You will need a current CV and a single document or hyperlink with supporting information about you, that shows us previous works of art, exhibitions curated or arts-related writing. 

Further information:

 Fair Work Australia Fact Sheet on unpaid work experience

Lauren van Katwyk
Audience Development & Visitor Services Coordinator
Newcastle Art Gallery
P: 02 4974 5115