Sydney's crucible for risk-taking artists Performance Space and the always dynamic Moogahlin Performing Arts are collaborating to present a new Blak Artists Kinection program throughout 2018.
Blak Artists Kinection is open to NSW-based early career, First Peoples arts workers (artists, curators, producers or writers) who want to develop their creative and professional skills, expand their networks and knowledge of the Sydney arts landscape, and create opportunities for conversation and exchange in a supportive and safe environment.
This program aims to provide young and emerging First Peoples artists and arts workers with mentorship, peer exchange, networking opportunities, and an introduction to Sydney’s arts landscape. Furthermore, the program aims to build a stronger Blak arts network in NSW and opens up knowledge of our organisations to a new generation of Blak practitioners.
In addition to building a strong connection between arts practitioners, Blak Artists Kinection provides an opportunity to engage with the Mooghalin Masterclass 2018 and Performance Space’s Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art.
Moogahlin (Muu-gaarl-in) is a Yuin/Bundjalung word meaning to play, to fool about. Moogahlin Performing Arts Incorporated was formed in Redfern N.S.W. in November 2007, in honour of the late Kevin Smith’s request, and in memory of the founding members of the Black Theatre. Moogahlin is a vibrant and inclusive artistic meeting place that the communities of Redfern and Waterloo recognise as a safe and nurturing environment to share their stories with respect to cultural practices.
Emerging over 30 years ago in response to artists’ articulated desire to explore and investigate new forms of art, Performance Space has consistently identified, nurtured and presented new directions in contemporary practice. We champion risk, experimentation, and new modes of creative expression. Performance Space continues to evolve and renew to meet the needs of the independent sector and explore new models for developing and presenting the most critical and important new work.
Applications close midnight, 19 March.