2022 interns to put inclusion in the spotlight

Image also attached for use – L-R First Row: Bedelia Lowrencev; Jeremy Lowrencev; Bonnie Curtis; Caitlyn Charlin; Tony Ling
L-R Second Row: Samantha Pinto; Jessica Trueman; Cameron Lee; Lina Ali; and Serena Hor.

Ten artists and screen practitioners with disability have been selected for valuable professional development opportunities across NSW’s arts, culture, and screen industry as part of the Createability Internship Program.

Create NSW Executive Director Chris Keely said the internships will create career pathways for the successful interns across the cultural sector and help to remove barriers to employment, training, and support for people with disability.

“I am proud to announce the ten interns for the 2021/22 Createability Internship Program, who will be given the opportunity to go forward and make meaningful contributions to their workplaces and play a part in reshaping the cultural landscape in NSW, Australia and beyond,” Mr Keely said.

“This initiative is designed to bring value to both participants and their workplaces. Interns will gain valuable work experience with sector leaders, and host organisations will develop and grow their understanding of access and inclusion.

“The Createability Internship Program is a move in the right direction towards ensuring long-term and systemic barriers for people with disability are removed.”
Accessible Arts interim CEO, Liz Martin said the organisation was delighted to partner with the NSW Government to deliver the Createability initiative.

“Accessible Arts is thrilled to partner with Create NSW on this initiative and to provide training to the interns and host organisations as they embark on their respective professional placements,” Ms Martin said.

The successful interns are Lina Ali (SBS), Caitlyn Charlin (Industrial Light and Magic), Bonnie Curtis (Merrigong Theatre Company), Serena Hor (Animal Logic), Cameron Lee (Musica Viva), Tony Ling (Fremantle Media), Bedelia Lowrenčev (Performance Space), Jeremy Lowrenčev (Jungle Entertainment), Samantha Pinto (Sydney Opera House) and Jessica Trueman (Netflix). Details here.

The Createability Internship Program is a three-year commitment delivered through Create NSW and Screen NSW, in partnership with Accessible Arts and various NSW-based arts, screen and cultural organisations to grow pathways to employment for practitioners with disability.

Published: 15 December 2021