Professional Pathways

Please note: From 2015 this program is no longer being offered.

This innovative program brings recent graduates of VCA & MCM together with leading not-for-profit arts companies in Victoria to provide employment opportunities for outstanding emerging artists.

Many small to medium arts organisations do not have the financial resources to employ emerging artists and many recent graduates are looking for ways to boost their employability and get a foothold as professional artists and arts workers. The Professional Pathways Scholarships Program addresses these gaps with generous funding from the State Government through Creative Victoria.

Each year the program awards four $25,000 grants to support the employment of a recent VCA & MCM graduate.

The recipients for the Professional Pathways in 2015 are:

The recipients for the Professional Pathways scholarships in 2014 are:

 

In 2013, applications from the following graduates and organisations were successful:

 

In 2012, applications from the following graduates and organisations were successful:

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Graduate Mentorships

James Batchelor, BDance, 2012

Please note: From 2015 this program is no longer being offered.

Mentorships are an increasingly important means by which emerging artists and established professionals can share perspectives, advice and experience.

With generous funding from the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the VCA & MCM has now established an annual program of graduate mentorships that brings together outstanding artists and the next generation of exciting emerging arts practitioners.

The inaugural round of $25,000 Graduate Mentorships scholarships will support a 12-month mentorship and project realization for recent graduates who are moving into the professional arts world.

 

The 2015 Graduate Mentorship recipients and mentors are:

  • Theatre maker Emma Hall (Bachelor of Dramatic Art, 2012) will be mentored by Bagryana Popov
  • Dancer Alice Heyward (Bachelor of Dance, 2013) will be mentored by Sandra Parker
  • Visual artist Georgie Mattingley (Master of Fine Arts (Visual Art), 2014) will be mentored by Ivan Durrant
  • Musician Nela Trifkovic (Doctor of Philosophy, 2013) will be mentored by Ernie Gruner

The 2014 Graduate Mentorship recipients and mentors are:

  • Theatre designer Matthew Adey (BProd, 2011) will be mentored by Phillip Adams.
  • Double bass player Jonathan Heilbron (BMus Perf, 2012) will be mentored by Håkon Thelin.
  • Film producer Jason O’Leary (MFTV Producing, 2013) will be mentored by Julie Marlow.
  • Theatre maker Rani Pramesti (BDramatic Arts 2013) will be mentored by Chi Vu.

 

The 2013 Graduate Mentorship recipients and mentors are:

  • Dancer James Batchelor (BDance, 2012) will be mentored by choreographer Sue Healey.
  • Artist Catherine Evans (BFA Hons 2012) will be mentored by visual artist Susan Jacobs.
  • Theatre maker and designer Romanie Harper (BProd, 2010) will be mentored by theatre director Daniel Schlusser.
  • Filmmaker Stuart Willis (MFTV, 2010) will be mentored by film development consultant Stephen Cleary.