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Stories of Welcome Project – Creative Workshops & Mentorship

Article submitted by, Mark Taylor on, August 25, 2022

CuriousWorks and SSI invite members of the Coffs Harbour refugee & migrant community to learn storytelling skills through filmmaking and photography.

Through the workshops you will have the opportunity to connect with local Indigenous (Gumbaynggirr) elders & artists, and learn about the history & significance of the Mid-North Coast .

I’M NEW TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMMAKING, CAN I STILL JOIN?

Yes, the project will support people of differing skill levels.

WHAT IS THE COST?

Workshops are free of charge, spaces are limited.

THE BASICS

  • The project will kick off with a 3-day workshop focused on storytelling, filmmaking and photography
  • Workshop participants are encouraged to continue with the project and be mentored (once a month) for 6 months, from September 2022 to March 2023.
  • There will be additional facilitated cultural engagement and artistic workshops with local Gumbaynggirr elders and artists.
  • Workshops are fully catered through Wajanna Yaam.
  • Financial assistance available to support participants through the project with travel & other costs eg. childcare.
  • Creative works developed through the mentorship will be exhibited locally and toured nationally through SSI’s Homelands Festival.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit.
  • Applicants must be from refugee or migrant background and live on the mid-north coast NSW.
  • Applicants must be able to attend the 3-day workshop (16-18 September) dependants are welcome.

How do I apply?

Applicants can apply via phone or online:

Phone – Mark on 0405 116 183 or Lisa 0423 796 035

Online Form curiousworks.com.au/programs/stories-of-welcome/

Email mark@curiousworks.com.au

This project is made possible and funded by CreateNSW, and supported by the Coffs Harbour Local Aboriginal Land Council, Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, Wajaana Yaam, Sawtell Catholic Care (Venue Support)

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