Regional Futures: Horizons

Regional Futures: Horizons

The Regional Arts Network, made up of the 15 Regional Arts organisations across NSW is embarking on a new State wide project for regional youth call Horizons: Creative Industries Career Launchpad.

The Project is funded by the Office of Regional Youth through the Regional Youth Incentive Program

Horizons is a creative industry mentoring and career development program for NSW regional youth. The project will run over 18 months and will support 75 young people from across NSW wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries.

“Arts Northern Rivers is excited to provide this opportunity to regional young people aged between 16 and 27 years.

“Participants will be paired with experienced mentors from their chosen field to address the needs and interests of each individual and support them to connect into a network of peers and build strong state-wide networks early in their careers”.

Our aim is to provide participants with new pathways to explore work and study pathways in the creative industries” Jane Fuller, Executive Director

If you are ready to embark on an inspiring journey of personal growth and learning we are thrilled to invite you to participate in this dynamic and transformative youth project.

Horizons offers you:

Personal Growth – Horizons is not just a project; it’s a platform for your personal growth and development. Through engaging workshops, mentorship opportunities, and hands-on experiences, you will acquire valuable skills, boost your self-confidence, and uncover your unique strengths.

Community Impact – We believe in the power of young people to create meaningful change. Participating in Horizons you’ll have the chance to work on a collective showcase that addresses pressing issues for regional young people. Your ideas and contributions will play a crucial role in shaping a better future for all.

Networking and Friendship – Connect with like-minded peers who share your passion for making a difference. You’ll forge lasting friendships, expand your networks, and build a support system that will benefit you long after the project ends.

Mentorship – Gain insights and guidance from experienced mentors who are eager to help you succeed. Their expertise and encouragement will be invaluable as you navigate your personal and professional journey.

Fun and Creativity – Horizons is not all work and no play! We believe in fostering a fun and creative environment where you can explore your talents, express your ideas, and enjoy every moment of your participation.

No Cost – Horizons will not cost you a cent, in fact we will pay you a stipend of $750 for your involvement and effort.  Approved travel expenses and associated material costs will also be covered.

If you are between the ages of 16 -27, enthusiastic about learning, and eager to contribute to your community, we would love to have you on board! Whether you have prior experience in the creative industries or are just starting your journey, your dedication and passion are what matter most.


Expressions of Interest are now open.

Please fill the application form HERE, applications close November 10th, 2023.

To find out more contact

Horizons – Creative Industries Career Launchpad is funded by through the Regional Youth Incentive Program of the Office of Regional Youth and the NSW Regional Arts Network.

The Regional Arts Network (RAN) consists of 15 Regional Arts Development Organisations (RADO’s) supporting and advocating for arts development and engagement across Regional NSW.