FIRST NATIONS INDUSTRY PROGRAM
Open to First Nations producers and self producing artists, this program brings together a network to share knowledge, expertise and build connections nationally and internationally.
The program will cover topics including multi-artform markets, key hubs for artistic exchange, and First Nations to First Nations networks. Participants will also have the opportunity to hone their market development plans in preparation for the APAM Gathering.
Designed specifically for all levels of skill and expertise and scheduled at times suitable for delegates within Australian, New Zealand and Canadian time zones, the program will be delivered digitally live via Zoom and on our APAM gathering platform Swapcard.
The First Nations Industry Program is open to First Nations-identifying producers and self-producing artists from Australia, Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada. Participants accepted into the program will receive a complimentary registration to attend the APAM Gathering at Darwin Festival in person or digitally.
Independent practitioners from Australia are also eligible to apply for travel support to attend the Gathering in person through the EOI form.
A small number of travel bursaries are available to support Australian independent First Nations producers and self-producing artists to attend the Gathering in person in Darwin. Bursaries will provide $1,550 to support travel and living away costs, and the application is part of the EOI form for the First Nations Industry Program. APAM thanks the Besen Family Foundation for their generous support of the bursary program.
HOW TO APPLY
EOIs close at midnight AEST on Friday 25 June. Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by 30 June.
If you have any questions about the First Nations Industry Program, please contact First Nations Delivery Producer Erica McCalman here.
View program outline here.
FIRST TIMERS PROGRAM
Navigating a marketplace takes experience, especially as we all learn how best to engage internationally in the digital realm, and adjust to the rapid changes in our sector over the last year. In 2021, APAM is continuing its long-running First Timers program for first time attendees to provide guidance, support and tools to enhance your experience of the APAM Gathering at Darwin Festival.
The First Timers program matches experienced leaders in market development with a small cohort of first timers in a program to navigate the market. Through this program First Timers experience deeper engagement in the Gathering and an expanded network, as well as confidence and strategic approaches towards national and international engagement.
The program will include guest speakers on effective digital engagement, market intelligence, and long-term thinking in the current environment, as well as practical workshopping in small groups. First Timers will be part of the Digital Gathering program, so you can be part of it wherever you are located. There will also be an additional session in Darwin for those attending in real life.
First Timers is open to Australian, New Zealand, Canadian and international participants who have an active artistic practice as an Artist/Maker, Producer or Presenter in your own country and have not attended APAM before. A delegate pass must be purchased online by 8 July 2021 in addition to the completion of the EOI form.
If you have any queries about First Timers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date midnight AEST Thursday 8 July 2021. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by 19 July.
View program outline here.
The First Nations Industry Program and First Timers are supported by Creative New Zealand, the Consulate General of Canada in Sydney, and Canadian Heritage.