The inaugural Youth Collective was launched at the Art Gallery of NSW. Photo: CHRISTOPHER SNEE, AGNSW
STUDENTS from Auburn Girls High School are part of an unique program aimed at giving secondary and tertiary students a glimpse into working in the arts and culture sector.
The inaugural Youth Collective initiative was launched at the Art Gallery of NSW last month with an initial group of 20 students participating in the joint mentorship program with Macquarie University and Art Gallery of NSW staff.
A total of 60 students will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Youth Collective program over the next three years.
Meeting once a month at the Gallery, Collective members will be supported to create programs and events for their peers by specialist staff.
The students will also receive exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Gallery's collection, exhibitions and resources along with student membership, with the inaugural group also creating a public event series for their peers.
The series, FOMArt (Fear of Missing Art), will take place at the Gallery on the last Saturday of each month, with the first event on Saturday, March 31.