ArtsReady news story

NSW ArtsReady trainee, Lillie Brown, 18, at Southern Tablelands Arts has taken out Trainee of the Year at the recent 2017 Goulburn Australia Business Excellence Awards.


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Cultural awareness training and a plan of action make positive inroads.


IT trainee

Former trainee and tech head, David O’Brien, has always been keen to work in IT and by doing an ArtsReady traineeship he achieved exactly that and is now working as an IT officer at Kyabram College. 

‘I took a


Katherine Miller

Former trainee and singer/songwriter, Katherine Miller hit her high note in the music industry thanks to an ArtsReady traineeship, gaining full-time employment with Australia’s major music body APRA AMCOS.

‘I decided



Two former trainees performed as part of Deborah Cheetham’s, Short Black Opera Company in the production of Pecan Summer which was presented for the very first time at the Sydney Opera House. This was not only a


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Following her involvement in the City of Stonnington’s National Reconciliation Week celebrations, ArtsReady trainee Mikaela Earnshaw continues to shine in her role at Stonnington Youth Services helping with their



ArtsReady school-based trainee Luke Clague received the opportunity of a lifetime at the latest concert for country group, The McClymonts, receiving a behind-the-scenes look at how to set up a live music event as part


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ArtsReady trainee and budding artist Mikaela Earnshaw is already making waves in her role at the City of Stonnington, with her artwork displayed at the Town Hall as part of National Reconciliation Week


Former ACMI Chief Executive Officer  Current ArtsReady Advisory Committee Member John Smithies

ArtsReady Advisory Committee member and industry stalwart, John Smithies launched his career in the creative sector in the early 1980’s, thanks to taking up a traineeship opportunity.

Mr Smithies recalls being put


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Canberra’s Larissa Caston and Impi Tarjavaara are the toast of the town after graduating from the ArtsReady traineeship program. 

Larissa and Impi completed their traineeships at Canberra’s creative hub, the


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