Regional Futures: Horizons

Regional Futures: Horizons

Horizons is a creative industry mentoring and career development program for NSW regional youth. The project runs over 18 months and supports a total of 75 young people from across NSW.

Horizons is a state-wide regional project that provides direct intensive support to young people wanting to pursue a career in the creative industries. Our aim is to provide participants with new pathways to explore work and study opportunities in the creative industries.

Participants are connected with an experienced mentor from their chosen field who is based in regional NSW. Each mentoring relationship addresses the needs and interests of each individual and enables participants to connect into a network of peers to build strong state-wide networks early in their careers.

There are plans to share the experiences of the participants and mentors at the culmination of the project, highlighting the range of creative practice and industries represented.  Our aim is to draw attention to the opportunities open to regional young people in the dynamic and evolving creative industries.  The form of this ‘showcase’ will be developed in partnership with the participants.



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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.

2024 Horizons Mentees

Aria J Kitchener

Dedicated and creative artist with a demonstrated track record in art commissions, multimedia projects, and animation.

Ella Bowen

Stage manager of the Shearwater school WAVE production for 3 years. Stage manager for the “Cheeky Cabaret” show at Splendour and Brunswick Picture House

Mally Luka Ryall

Artist with a practice that involves painting and drawing and sometimes includes printmaking and other media, focusing primarily on myths and folktales.

Tywana Caldwell

Artist with work that is inspired by surroundings, family, homelands and feeling, "my art is my way of story telling and brings my connection to culture and country alive."

Ruby Sellers

A young mixed media artist with a preference for textiles and a passion for wearable garments.