$200,000 funding boost for ArtsReady
23 June 2017
The Turnbull Government will provide a
$200,000 boost for the ArtsReady program, which assists employers in the arts
and culture sector to engage young Australians in traineeships.
The 12 month traineeships prepare
participants to graduate as job ready for the arts and creative industries.
In its fourth year, this additional
funding will assist ArtsReady to make the final transition to a fully
ArtsReady is delivered by AFL
SportsReady and is modelled on their program that has successfully provided
employment and education opportunities for thousands of young Australians for
more than 20 years in the sports sector.
Offering a mix of school-based and
full-time traineeships in the arts and related industries, ArtsReady has
already delivered 310 traineeships across the country.
The program builds skills development
through accredited training that combines practical experience at work with
vocational education. It also supports employers during the recruitment and
The approach has proven successful in
helping young Australians get a start in a career in the arts and creative
ArtsReady has a strong focus on increasing
the participation of Indigenous Australians in the workforce. To date, 40 per
cent of the traineeships have been completed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait
Islander young people.
For more information about the
initiative visit: www.artsready.com.au