Thursday, 31 August 2017

New training opportunities in the LEADING LIGHTS program announced.

Illuminart, in partnership with Streaky Bay and the City of Onkaparinga, and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, has announced new opportunities for participation in the Leading Lights mentorship program.

This training combines hands on, theory and practice, and professional experience in advanced skills in projection art, digital storytelling and placemaking. The participants in the program are selected from around South Australia, and over a three year period they will be trained, mentored, supported to create projects, and involved in a large scale statewide cross regional digital media project.

The Leading Lights program is part of an ambitious remote collaboration project called Port to Port, devised by illuminart’s Artistic Director Cindi Drennan. The program has already brought together 6 regional participants in a series of training events, which have already led to paid professional opportunities that are advancing their careers as digital practitioners.

The current leading lights are based as far away as Port Lincoln, and Millicent– with great connections already forming between them through their training and collaborations; You can find more about the gang here.

The current call out for new Leading Lights is in advance of the next training symposium, to be held in Victor Harbor in late October 2017. The training at the symposium will provide indepth knowledge about digital curatorship, digital team roles and responsibilities, and architectural projection workflow.

To become a Leading Light, interested candidates can review the information and apply at – We also welcome any calls to discuss what is involved, at 1300 ILLUMINART

Streaky Bay and the City of Onkaparinga have recently confirmed their partnership to illuminart’s Port to Port project, so each region is looking for a Leading Light to be trained up and to participate in the development of projection art and digital media in their region. The advantage for these regions is excellent, as the Leading Lights are also trained to support projects in their community, which combined with illuminart’s mentorship means that future public projection events in these places will follow in the next 2-3 years.

In addition illuminart is looking for interested candidates from other regions, who can represent, train and advocate for the Port to Port project in their community.

If you or someone you know is interested in this great training opportunity, please get in touch.