A new program at Frankston Arts Centre will provide in-depth and fascinating insights into the arts for 11 young people.
Frankston City Council’s arts and culture manager Andrew Moon said the FAC Citizens program was designed to engage with young artists, arts makers and theatre lovers aged 16 to 22. “Being an FAC Citizen is an opportunity to gain learning and insight into the various roles and departments that are involved in an artistic venue like the FAC, including technical operations, marketing, box office, gallery curation and programming,” Mr Moon said.
“Students will develop an authentic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each department and have the opportunity to apply their learnings through a series of real-world activities. Our hope is that the experiences provided will provoke engagement with the arts and inspire future career paths.”
FAC Citizens will attend shows and get opportunities to work behind the scenes and help with projects and programs.
Lucy Anderson, 18, recently graduated from Toorak College and is excitedly looking forward to the program. “I’ve been involved with the Frankston Arts Centre for many years both as patron, performer and crew member/technician,” Lucy said.
Olivia Sutherland, 19, is studying a Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne University. “I’ve been involved in community projects in Frankston for about four years and have been finding it an incredible community and a fulfilling practice,” Olivia said.
For more information about Frankston Arts Centre, visit www.thefac.com.au or phone 9784 1060.
FRANKSTON ARTS CENTRE
A: 27-37 Davey St, Frankston
T: 9784 1060