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The Leading Lights are a network of regionally based digital producers who are being trained and mentored by acclaimed arts company illuminart in the specialised practice of digital storytelling and place making.
Through the mentorship, the Leading Lights are assisted to produce digital media stories of significance to their community, and to be involved in the creation of public projection events.
They are also involved in a large cross regional project called Port to Port that will connect all of their communities.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Illuminart and partners call out for three new SA Leading Lights!
Is this YOU?
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Apply to be a Leading Light!
Read all the information within itFollow the instruction steps in the document
The process involves:
Send the following answers and items to firstname.lastname@example.org
Assessment takes 3-5 days – if you have any questions please call 1300 ILLUMINART
Provide a photo of yourself and a paragraph bio we can use on our website to promote your participation if you are acceptedProvide a detailed cvProvide a link to your online folio or website if you have one, or send examples of your workProvide a paragraph on why this project and training is of interest to you
Fill out the skills audit document (found at the end of the download document) and send to us fully filled out
Provide details about:
What type of computer do you own (e.g. mac laptop, windows desktop etc.)
Is your computer ‘multimedia ready’ and ready to travel
Are you set up for skype (e.g. do you have a webcam etc.)
What kind of internet are you using
Do you have any health issues that may prevent you from travellingAre you currently studying or working in digital media – tell us about how it may already be part of your work or aspirationsDo you have an interest in projection or public art – tell us about itHave you ever participated in any of these types of activities (tell us a little about your experience on each if relevant)Participated in making a filmRan a crowd-funding campaignPut on a community eventCurated an exhibitionCollaborated on an unusual art projectDo you know anything about The Falie or the mosquito fleet? How would you go about researching a story about The Falie that could represent your local area? What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time?
Tell us in a couple of paragraphs…. Why would you want to participate in the Leading Lights training and how being part of a big cross regional project could help you or your town… what will you get out of it and why do you want to join the project?
We will call you to discuss your application and answer your questions
More information and Frequently Asked Questions:
Detailed information about the Leading Lights program is available in this word document (which also contains the application form).
Who is eligible to be a Leading Light?
Regional and outer urban digital media creatives in South Australia, with strong skills and interests in community arts, digital media production and with the time and commitment to participate in long term project and skills development, are invited to apply. New Candidates will be reviewed periodically and invited to join the Leading Lights cohort.
If you are interested in knowing who the current Leading Lights are, and what they are getting out of it, pop over and visit them here
What are the benefits?
If you are successful in becoming a leading Light for your community you will get the unique opportunity to:
Be trained and upskilled by industry specialists in digital media, videography, interview recording, story devising, remote collaboration, producing, digital studio management and community engagement.
Gain the necessary skills to collaborate with illuminart on a future large scale digital media production. This means you will be, ready to scope, plan, co-create and co-present illuminart projects in your town, as mentored or paid project collaborators with a suitable skill level.Be supported to create and present work in your community, and to participate in a global digital industry.
What is involved in being a Leading Light?
You will be assisted to attend training symposia and supported to participate in professional development activities. As your skills develop, you will be invited to be involved in paid professional opportunities.
The program requires a commitment to attend Symposia, to participate in online fora, to collaborate in cross regional projects and to support and participate in projects in your community. The digital and remote collaboration production requirements of the training program and projects requires you to have, or be willing to get very soon, a good reliable internet connection, a high quality and robust digital media laptop with the Adobe Creative Suite, and other digital media tools. You will need to be able to travel at times, to work in other regions or to attend training projects. Most Leading Lights spend some time each week practising their digital media skills, whether through personal projects or study. It’s essential that you are prepared to be a digital maker and learn the crafts of animation, compositing, audiovisual development to an advanced level. If you are not intending to develop skills and crafts in this area we encourage you to enrol in one of our producer or curator programs instead.
What if I am keen but not successful
The Leading Lights are being trained up to be future trainers and digital media producers. We hope that by making contact with us and putting in an application, we will be able to connect you to others, and to offer you future opportunities to help expand your career and creative potential. When the Port to Port project comes to your region, we will also be able to invite you to participate in other opportunities.