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Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme (BUMP) 2018

Barbarians at work

Barbarians at work



Barbarian Uprising Mentorship Programme (BUMP)

A partnership between Toi Pōneke Arts Centre and Barbarian Productions to develop a
sustainable, strong Wellington arts industry

What is BUMP?
This is a joint partnership designed to empower artists to reach the next stage of their creative careers, through hands-on work in the industry on live projects. It aims to support recent graduates artists from tertiary institutions and other emerging practitioners to build a sustainable business practice. With the support of Toi Pōneke, Barbarian Productions will provide the 4 successful applicants with mentored support over a six-month period.

Who’s it for?
This programme is for emerging practitioners who want to upskill or develop another strand of income and who would like to work with
Barbarian. For example:
• An actor upskilling as a dramaturg or director
• A writer upskilling in producing and creative entrepreneurship
• A stage manager or designer upskilling in production management
or technical operation

The initiative is also for the mentors to support their unpaid work in
up-skilling the industry.

How does it work?
The project will be managed by Barbarian Productions and supported by Toi Pōneke. Four mentees will be paid $21p/h (the living wage) to work up to 60 hours over six months with Barbarian on a project chosen or developed in consultation. Each mentee will have a paid mentor to support them for up to 20 hours. Mentees will work primarily from Barbarian’s Vogelmorn Bowling Club. If needed, rehearsal space will be provided subject to availability. It is expected that the mentees will be in contact with each other to share experiences and build community. There will be a fortnightly coffee morning hosted by Barbarian to support this. Mentees and mentors will be expected to report on their experience of the programme at the end of the 6 months.

Who can apply:
Emerging practitioners or recent graduates that want to up-skill in a particular area and to work with Barbarian.You need to be available to dedicate up to 60 hrs to the programme between July and December 2018.

To apply, download the Call for Applications PDF and click on the link at the bottom.

Any questions please email the Toi Pōneke Public Programmer Jane Yonge
Later Event: 1 June