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The NXT Gen

IF YOU’RE AGED 18-25 years and looking to pursue a career in the creative industries, Arts NT wants to hear from you!

In a Territory first, the Northern Territory Government is offering up to $10,000 per applicant to foster the growth and development of early career artists and arts workers through the NXT Gen ARTS initiative.

This exciting call out includes arts and cultural organisations and businesses looking to take on early career arts workers through three-month paid placement opportunities.

NXT Gen ARTS is a new grant category offered through the 2021-22 Arts and Culture Grants Program, developed to support the upskilling of young artists and arts workers in the NT arts and cultural sector.

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chansey Paech says it’s a worthy investment.

“The Territory Labor Government values our creative industries and that’s why we are strengthening our future arts sector with our NXT Gen Arts grants,” he says.

“One of the goals of our Creative Industries Strategy is to create new pathways for business, employment and career development to ensure we have a next generation of Territory artists and arts managers.

“Through the NXT Gen ARTS initiative, artists have a career pathway opportunity and the Territory has the opportunity to retain young talent.”

NXT Gen ARTS aims to assist young early career artists in gaining hands-on arts industry skills and knowledge relevant to the NT, and to connect them with future employers in the arts sector.

Organisations and businesses interested in hosting a young artist or arts worker are encouraged to submit an expression of interest to Arts NT, with information about their organisation and their capacity to host and what the placement may look like.

Contact an Arts Development Officer at Arts NT to discuss eligibility and seek advice today!


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