Category Archives: Diary of a Creative Producer

Let’s Write!

Are you a regional writer (anywhere in regional Australia) aged 18-26? Join us at Writing Place this September. Writing Place is a joint project of Country Arts SA, Carclew and Australian Theatre for Young People and is supported by the Regional Arts Fund Strategic Initiatives. Writing Place is a one-week residency for regional writers and […]

Visible with Ashton

Ashton’s path to the arts started as part of his rehabilitation after a very serious car accident in 2013. Ashton experienced multiple broken bones and a left-side brain injury which meant using a wheelchair to get around for many months and rediscovering many skills he’d once taken for granted. Along the way he also discovered […]

Face-to-face with the Squad

Recently the nine participants of Art Squad gathered for four days of face-to-face time in Adelaide. Although the squad have been together as a cohort since October last year, their regular group interaction is via weekly video-link (we use Zoom) and digital collaboration hub Slack. Our time together in Adelaide was the first time most […]

Squad Development

In creating the structure and the budget for Art Squad, one of the core things we wanted each of the squad to have was space to explore and invest in their particular pathway. Specifically I wanted for each squad member to have actual dollars they could invest in their professional development. I’ve had this kind […]

Getting off the Ground: Regional National Studio

Back in April 2018 (!) I sent this message to Fraser Corfield, the Artistic Director of Australian Theatre for Young People: “I’m writing after a couple of conversations in regional South Australia. I’ve been doing regional visits in context of my new role to connect and listen and think about programming from 2018-2020 in this […]

The Squad: A Beginning

Since being selected in October the Squad have had 3 Squad attend the National Regional Arts Conference with me (2018 was Artlands in Bendigo); had 7 #weeklygroup sessions (our group video calls using Zoom); collectively participated in twenty-eight 1:1’s with me; independently connected and checked in on each other through 3 x mini-groups; started sharing […]

Artists in Schools: Port Augusta Secondary School

Carclew’s Artist in Schools Projects have been operating in various formats for many, many years and have produced a range of student led outcomes that support in-school curriculum and the profiling of schools in their local community. More than 75,000 South Australian students in junior primary, primary, secondary and area schools have participated in Carclew […]

Meet the Squad

Meet the Squad   The selection is official and the news is out!   Meet our Art Squad:   Lyall Ware- Campbell (19) he/him Ceduna Lyall is a proud Aboriginal man and the oldest of 6 siblings. His skill set is in digital media (film, photography, audio, music making) and he is passionate about setting […]

Selecting the Squad

It was an incredible process to see applications for Art Squad roll in. And it was a tough decision to select the final nine. All of the applications were inspiring and interesting and an introduction to a new cohort of creative makers, leaders and doers.   The selection process had two distinct layers. The first […]

Building the Squad

  Applications are now open for Art Squad, the first dedicated project from the Creative Producer, Youth program. All of the information about Art Squad, including how to apply is at this link.   So why Art Squad? Art Squad is a starting place that has grown from the questions I posed right at the […]