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Change MAKERS youth mentoring program coming to NRCG at Ballina

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Are you a young person with a passionate social or environmental cause you want to explore through art-making? Are you aged between 14 and 18 years? Are you inspired to catalyse change?

Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) has today announced Change MAKERS: a free 8-week art and activism mentoring program that explores the power of art to create change.

Applications are now open for ten young people to be professionally mentored by artist and educator Cara MacLeod and videographer and photographer Eden Crawford-Harriman.

A young Red Rebel taking art to the streets. Photo David Lowe.

The Northern Rivers has a strong history of activism, social justice art-making, journalism and film-making.

NRCG say this project seeks to continue this tradition, harnessing the skills and expertise of experienced artists and filmmakers to foster the next generation of environmentalists and social justice advocates.

Change MAKERS offers a unique opportunity for young people to participate in a hands-on, skills based creative arts program to empower, inspire and create change.

The artist mentors will work with participants to realise the full potential of their creative ideas. Change MAKERS will help young people tell their stories, amplify their voice in the community and achieve impact with artistic projects.

Northern Rivers youth sharing their views at a recent action event. Photo David Lowe.

Proudly funded and supported by Regional Arts NSW – Country Arts Support Program, Change MAKERS is a free program open to ten young people living in the Northern Rivers.

Applications are now open to register for the program and will close on Friday 11 October.

The 8-week program starts 22 October and will run from 5-7pm every Thursday until 10 December at Ignite Studios, 60 Crane Street, Ballina.

Register online at the NRCG website or phone 02 6681 0530.

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