Carclew is piloting contemporary music industry workshops that are tailor-made to respond to the specific learning needs of individual high schools and students seeking specialist pathway mentoring. Activity could be as simple as a few one-to-one song writing sessions or an intensely integrated, semester long, cross-curricular learning project, culminating in a student-led live event.
Music at Work is currently being developed and tested in a cluster of pilot high schools with five guiding aims, they are:
We are working in collaboration with the state government’s Music Education Strategy, the Music Education Roundtable and SACE to ensure the development of the program is viable and realistic for students and educators
We are delivering workshops that are tailored to the specific needs of students seeking pathways into contemporary music industries in areas such as sound technologies, music event management, song writing, performance skills, artist brand development and all the bits in between.
We are developing a wide-ranging industry specialist database to serve as a recruitment tool for high schools seeking expert mentors from music related industries and provide an avenue for freelance music industry professionals to connect with schools and the education sector.
A real-world, multi-stage, all-ages, live music event had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We will be celebrating MAW students and mentor outcomes at an invite only showcase event at Carclew; HOUSEPARTY, in early December.
Music at Work: First Nations embraces an overarching objective to professionally develop music artists and industry professionals and build mentoring pathways for schools engagement. We are achieving this through an offshoot project called BLKMPIRE.
>> CLICK HERE if you are a music industry practitioner interested in delivering workshops
>> CLICK HERE if you are a school interested in offering the program in the future
Music at Work is supported by the Department for Innovation and Skills through its Music Development Office.
Industry Development database is also supported by the South Australian government through the Department for Education Music Education Strategy
First Nations Music Industry Development program is also supported by the South Australian government through Arts SA
Carclew’s ‘Gig Rig’ is an all-terrain mobile sound and media studio. It can host sound recording, song writing, screen and podcasting activity as well as technical support for live music and dance performance.
Utilising youth music genres, contemporary dance, film and design, Carclew is supporting the development of BLKMPIRE; a First Nations creative industries initiative.
During 2021, the technical capabilities of the Gig Rig and the versatile skills of BLKMPIRE artists will be creatively engaging with young mob, off road and on Country.
Ngangkiparingga: ‘On Country’ Young Nunga Camp | April 2021
An immersive four-day creative camp for 20 young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children living in the Onkaparinga region. Utilising connection to spirit and place, First Nations artists will engage children in a contemporary creative experience that is culturally safe and empowering, resulting in a professionally mastered song and film-clip created ‘on Country’.
C4C Onkaparinga | Anglicare | Neporendi Aboriginal Community Centre
This is a Communities for Children activity funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services
Flashy Mob | May 2021
A world-class team of partner organisations are collaborating with local community groups to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Port Augusta in a song writing, ukulele learning, dance performance ‘flash mob’ and film project during Reconciliation Week 2021.
Guitar Festival | DreamBIG Festival | Uniting Country SA | Umeewarra Media | Carlton School
Amata Gathering & Celebration | July 2021
A week-long engagement of song, dance, film and crafts to celebrate 12 years of inter-generational creative projects between Carclew and APY communities. The gathering will culminate in an celebration event incorporating exhibition, screening and concert that pays tribute to the deep and vital work of Elders to protect culture and language for the young ones, acknowledge the cultural mentors and emerging arts leaders, and celebrate the young ones coming up.
Lee-Ann Buckskin & Associates | Australian Government Indigenous Language and Arts Program | Department of the Premiere and the Cabinet | APY Lands Cultural Authorities
Stay tuned to our social media for details and updates.
The Music Development Office and Carclew have entered an exciting co-employment agreement with Larrakia man James Alberts (aka Jimblah) to activate First Nations Industry Development opportunities that provide career support directed by ‘nunga way’ considerations; BLKMPIRE.
BLKMPIRE is a First Peoples creative industries incubator that is 100% dedicated to elevating the careers of contemporary Blak artists and engaging the hearts and minds of our Blak youth through music and its related artforms, such as dance and film.
Recognising their explicit perspectives as the First Peoples of Australia, BLKMPIRE artists hold unique connections to kin, communities and country, involving innately relational understandings of the social, physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual dimensions of wellbeing.
BLKMPIRE is intentionally using popular creative mediums to engage Blak youth in conversations about social health and community wellbeing. Utilising youth music genres, contemporary dance, film and design, BLKMPIRE will create healing spaces for young Blak imaginations.
BLKMPIRE is proudly bringing mob to the front. Carclew is facilitating the development of BLKMPIRE as a First Nations led space for professional development and creative collaboration and a safe space for emerging career pathways.
BLKMPIRE is supported by the South Australian government through the Music Development Office and ArtsSA.
Manager, Arts Programs
08 8230 1119