14 April 2003

Sparx magazine is a free cultural magazine published every two months in the Illawarra Region across 4 local government areas of NSW. The magazine involves partnership between young people, artists, the environmental, youth and cultural programs of four local governments, cultural organisations such as the writers centre, regional museums and the Wollongong City Gallery as well as the local community. The magazine's focus is arts, youth, culture and environment. The production of the magazine is funded by the NSW Ministry for the Arts Illawarra Arts Strategy and involves an outreach program as well as a mentor/mentoree program, providing youth arts skills development and employment for 12 young artists. In addition to the employment of young people on the project, it will travel to regional youth centres to run skills development sessions in magazine writing, design and layout within the strategy resources, thus providing direct skills benefits to a cross section of regional youth. This Outreach Program involves working on site with youth centres and schools in developing sections of the magazine. The process will involves the writers, photographers and graphic designers working young people during one-day intensive production workshops using the latest portable, digital media equipment. At first a print media project, the project is looking to extend to strategies for broadcast: radio and television and online segments with regional youth.
When: Thursday 17th April Time: 10am to 1.30pm (lunch will be provided)
Where: The Performance Workshop, Casula Powerhouse, 1 Casula Rd, Casula
RSVP: Cate Furey, Youth Program Manager, Community Cultural Development NSW ph: 02 9821 2210, fax: 02 9821 3460 or cate@ccdnsw.org (RSVP essential)
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