Horizons Young Creative Mentoring

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Turn your horizon into a creative profession


An 18-month journey crafted especially for young creatives aged 16-27 years.

South Coast Arts, in collaboration with the Regional Arts Network and the Office of Regional Youth, is rolling out an opportunity for young talent from regional areas to amplify their creative pathways. Benefit from professional mentorship, forge meaningful connections, and collaborate with other young creators across New South Wales. Horizons makes every creative vision come into sharper focus.

Involvement is limited to 5 participants from across our region (Shellharbour, Kiama, Shoalhaven).


You’ve got to be in it to win it…so apply now, follow us on socials, and stay tuned to updates on the program (even if you aren’t successful this time around).

Applications close 10 November!

What are the Creative Industries?

The creative industries refer to a broad sector that encompasses various activities and businesses primarily focused on the creation, production, and distribution of creative and cultural goods and services. They include (but aren’t limited to).

  • Visual Arts – This includes activities such as painting, sculpture, photography, and graphic design.
  • Performing Arts -This involves live performances such as theatre, dance, music, and opera.
  • Film and Television – This sector covers the production, distribution, and exhibition of films, television shows, and documentaries.
  • Publishing – This includes the production of books, magazines, newspapers, and digital publications.
  • Advertising and Marketing – This sector focuses on creating and promoting products and services through various media channels, including digital advertising, branding, and public relations.
  • Design – Encompassing a wide range of fields like fashion design, interior design, industrial design, and architectural design.
  • Music and Sound Recording – Covering the creation and distribution of music, including songwriting, recording, music production, sound engineering, radio broadcasting, podcasting and livestreaming.
  • Video Games and Interactive Media – This includes the development of video games, virtual reality experiences, and interactive digital content.
  • Crafts and Artisanal Production – Involving the creation of handmade and artisanal products, such as ceramics, textiles, and jewellery.
  • Cultural Heritage – Focusing on the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage, including museums, galleries, libraries, and cultural events.
  • Software and Creative Technology – Covering software development for creative purposes, animation, special effects, theatre production (sound and lighting), projection and digital art tools.
  • Architecture and Urban Planning – Encompassing architectural design, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

The creative industries contribute to cultural and economic growth, employment, and innovation while shaping and reflecting the culture of societies.


Why apply:

  • Impact Community Address pressing issues and shape a better future for everyone in your community.
  • Build Networks Connect with like-minded peers, expand your networks, with guidance from experienced mentors.
  • Embrace Creativity Horizons fosters a fun and creative environment where you can explore and express your ideas, and enjoy every moment.
  • It’s Free! It won’t cost you a cent – in fact, we’ll pay you a small stipend for your involvement and cover approved travel expenses and material costs.


Who’s it For?

If you’re

  • aged between 16-27 (as of 10 November, 2023);
  • keen to establish or develop a career in creativity;
  • live in Shellharbour, Kiama, or Shoalhaven.

Got Queries? Hit us up, we’re here to help.

Apply now