Createability Internship Program
Applications for the Createability Internship Program are now closed.
The information on this page is a guide only. Please read the full Guidelines before completing your application.
Accessibility, Inclusion and Support
If you are an applicant with disability or who is d/Deaf, and you require this information in a format which is accessible to you, or if you require this information in another language, you can contact us on (02) 8289 6404 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.
The National Relay service numbers are:
TTY users: Phone 133 677 then ask for (02) 8289 6404.
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Internet Relay users: Connect to NES then ask for (02) 8289 6404.
The Createability Internship Program is a partnership between Create NSW and Accessible Arts and a range of NSW-based arts, screen and cultural organisations, to develop strong career pathways for people with disability.
Internships, attachments and industry placements for emerging practitioners are well-established pathways to employment in the arts, screen and cultural sectors. This program a critical step to delivering longer term job placements in the sector as the NSW Government and industry work together.
The Createability Internship Program provides customised training for up to 10 participants with disability or who are d/Deaf, followed by paid internships in major NSW organisations across the arts, screen and cultural sectors.
The internships cover a variety of creative and technical areas in the screen and cultural sectors, including marketing, curating, production, front of house, arts administration, public programs, art department, camera and sound, writing, producing, animation and visual effects, and editing.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply, you need to meet the following criteria:
- be an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident
- identify as a person with disability or who is d/Deaf (see Guidelines for definition)
- be over 18 years of age
- be a current resident of NSW and;
- have previous industry experience of any level, including being new to the workforce, or have been actively engaged in or seeking a career opportunity in the arts, screen and culture industry.
When can I apply?
- Applications open 22 August 2022
- Applications close 4 October at 5pm (AEDT).
Go to the Createability Internship Program Guidelines (accessible word version)
Go to the Createability List of Host Organisations (accessible word version)
Go to the Createability Internship Program Guidelines (online easy read version)
Go to the Createability Internship List of Host Organisations (online easy read version)
Go to the Createability Internship Program Guidelines (print easy read version)
Go to the Createability Internship List of Host Organisations (print easy read version)
We encourage applicants to complete and submit the relevant application form through our secure online grants system, SmartyGrants.
However, applicants to this program are welcome to submit their proposals in any format accessible to them. Please read the Guidelines for further details on application requirements.
What support is available to me?
If you any questions, please contact Create NSW between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday:
Phone: (02) 8289 6404
Create NSW and Accessible Arts are hosting a Createability Information Session on 7 September 2022.
The session will include previous successful Createability interns who will discuss their internships, the application process and how to put your best application forward. Speakers include Sofya Gollan (Screen NSW), David Everist (Create NSW) and 2022 Createability Interns Sammy Pinto and Jeremy Lowrenčev.
This information session will be followed by a Q&A where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the internships and application process.
When: Wednesday 7 September 2022
Free online event: registrations are essential
Click here to register
Watch the following webinars to find out more about the internship program, application process and how to put your best application forward.
Createability Information Session (Part One)
Create NSW staff are joined by Accessible Arts and representatives from previous Createbility host organisations who discuss the internship program and the positive outcomes it has achieved for both the interns and organisations. Speakers include: Morwenna Collett (Create NSW), Liz Martin (Accessible Arts), Chris Tooher (Sydney Festival), Janelle Ryan (Sydney Opera House) and Libbie Doherty (ABC).
Createability Information Session (Part Two)
Create NSW staff are joined by previous successful Createability interns who discuss the application process and how to put your best application forward. Speakers include: Morwenna Collett (Create NSW) and 2018 Createability Interns, Joel Pragnel and Jack Dowdell.