JUMP is a national mentoring program for artists aged 18-30, who are in the first five years of their professional practice.
JUMP champions our nation's next generation of arts industry leaders, and ensuring that geography and cultural diversity are no barrier to identifying and promoting artistic excellence.
Supported artforms include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts, Community Arts, Dance, Hybrid/ Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts.
JUMP is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland, and delivered in collaboration with Delivery Partners in every state and territory of Australia. Carriageworks is the delivery partner for NSW.
JUMP to continue in 2013 with a new delivery model
After three years of successful program delivery managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland in collaboration with Carriageworks in NSW, JUMP is strongly positioned to continue next year. The Australia Council will be working with an industry partner to deliver this program in 2013.
The 2013 JUMP program will support early career artists, curators and producers across artforms, who will be able to apply directly to the Australia Council for the Arts to fund a mentorship.
Applications for the 2013 JUMP program open Monday, 3 September. Please find application guidelines here www.jumpmentoring.com.au
After finishing his Bachelor of Communication in Theatre/Media in Bathurst in 2007, Adam Deusien was accepted into the Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Internship program for 2008. After completing the program mid-year, he was selected to become part of the Performance Company, regularly teaching, training, performing, developing new work and assisting with the administration of the company until the end of 2009. In 2009, he adapted and toured in a three-person version of Homer's The Odyssey, which toured to over 100 schools in regional and remote Queensland for nine months. More
Mentor: Yana Taylor
In 2011, Anya graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Dance, having previously completed a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Throughout her training, Anya was fortunate to perform in the works of dance artists Sue Healey, Tim Ohl, Elizabeth Ryan, Jane McKernan, Nalina Wait, Sol Ulbrich, Sue Peacock and Xiaoxiong Zhang. More
Mentor: Sue Healey
Chris Summers is an Australian playwright. He has won the Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright’s Award, the St. Martin’s National Playwriting Award and the Union House Theatre Development Award, and has been shortlisted for the R.E. Ross Trust Award. His commission from Union House Theatre, No Place Like, had a sell-out season in the Guild Theatre in March 2011, while his commission from Platform Youth Theatre, Crossed, was featured in PlayWriting Australia’s National Play Festival 2011 and produced at La Mama Courthouse in June 2011. Chris completed a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Law at the University of Melbourne in late 2011, after studies on exchange in Austin, Texas. Works now in development include Rat (La Mama, March 2012), Roots and Ghost Train with Chris Kohn. More
Mentor: Tom Holloway
Ivan Cheng is a Sydney based performer. His practice often engages with ideas of process, relations, and reaction through interaction of layered mediums, as well as olfactoric stimulation through preparing foods. Currently studying performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under clarinettist Roslyn Dunlop, his work and interests span beyond music to design, theatre, dance and installation. Interested primarily in exploiting the expressive body, he has presented work in venues throughout NSW and recently completed a residency at Queen Street Studio. More
Mentor: Nigel Kellaway
Jason Sims graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) from the University of South Australia in 2006. He has since had four solo shows and exhibited in several group exhibitions, including the 2007 Helpmann Academy Graduate Show where he won the People’s Choice Award, and SafARI, an unofficial fringe event to the 2010 Sydney Biennial of Contemporary Art, held at Firstdraft. In 2009, Jason was a finalist in both the SALA Festival SALife Young Artist Award and the Rip It Up Emerging Artist Award. In 2010, ArtBank added three of his pieces to their collection, and he was a finalist in the 2011 Tom Malone Prize. More
Mentor: Warren Langley
Jessica Tuckwell makes theatre as a director, writer and dramaturg. She was proud to be Bell Shakespeare’s first Director In Residence in 2010 and direct Macbeth Intensive in 2011. She was the assistant director on Griffin Theatre’s And No More Shall We Part and directed Noir Sabbath for Q Theatre and Springwood High School, winning the Flannofest Festival Technical Award. Jessica recently performed excerpts from two of her plays in development, Underground at Griffin Theatre’s Griffringe and clang: a backpack story for Cut N Paste #7 at the Old Fitzroy Theatre. In 2010, Jessica was the director and dramaturg on Dogmeat for MKA, La Mama and Melbourne Fringe and Words They Make with Their Mouths for Bambina Borracha, Melbourne Fringe, Under The Wharf and Adelaide Fringe, winning the BankSA People’s Choice Award. More
Mentor: Sam Strong
Kenzie Larsen is a Sydney based artist who works across sculpture and video; he also writes theatre and makes performance work. She is part of the theatre/ video collective Rhubarb Rhubarb and has devised solo works for video projects and events such as Cabaret Sauvignon, Melbourne Fringe Festival and various exhibitions in Sydney and Melbourne. Kenzie has made film clips for the bands Richard in your mind and Electric Lunchbox. She is a former director of the Artist Run Initiative Locksmith Project Space and co-editor of the arts publication Locksmith Project. She has undertaken residencies at the Piet Zwart Institute in The Netherlands, and most recently received a travel scholarship from the National Association for the Visual Arts to travel to America to undertake research for a new body of work. Larsen graduated from Sydney College of the Arts with Honours in 2006. More
Mentor: Lawrence Leung
Michael Mohammed Ahmad is a writer, editor and actor. He is currently completing his Honours Degree at University of Western Sydney, following his Bachelor of Arts, and is chief editor of the Bankstown Youth Development Service literary program Westside Publications. His writing has appeared in the literary journal, HEAT, in 2008 and 2010. In 2008, Mohammed also received a grant from the FTO’s Young Filmmakers' Fund for production of his script The Pizza. More
Mentor: Ivor Indyk
Nat Randall is a Sydney based performer whose practice draws from theatre, live art, video and queer performance. As a solo artist and a core and founding member of performance collective Team MESS, she makes work that experiments with new art forms and interdisciplinary practices. Nat toured regional NSW galleries with her short solo piece, I am 9 years old (Performance Space, NightTime StateWide initiative, 2010). Following this Nat presented her debut full length solo work, Cheer Up Kid at Under The Radar 2010 as part of Brisbane Festival, and at Tiny Stadiums festival in May 2011. Also in 2011, Nat was shortlisted for the British Council’s Realise Your Dream Award, and worked with Eddie Sharp, Will Mansfield and Kenzee Larson on Some Film Museums I Have Known as part of Imperial Panda Festival. More
Mentor: Simon Casson
Robin Hungerford is a Sydney based artist whose work utilises a diverse range of media and techniques including papier-mâché, drawing, video, kinetic installations and, on occasion, live insects and animals. Hungerford is particularly interested in the way in which technology shapes our culture, and the blurry boundaries between the real and the virtual, the organic and the synthetic, and the archaic and the futuristic. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Western Sydney and a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney. He has exhibited on numerous occassions in ARIs across Sydney, was a finalist in the 2010 Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship and one of the artists featured in Let the Healing Begin at the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane. More
Mentor: Regina Heilmann
Sheridan Harbridge studied acting at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and is an accomplished cabaret performer and writer. She toured with Fiddler on the Roof (as Fruma Sarah) with Chaim Topol, and appeared in Carmen and My Fair Lady (understudying Alieza Doolittle) for Opera Australia, and Threepenny Opera, Risky Lunar Love, Miss Julie, Cabaret, The Bald Soprano, and Shafana And Aunt Sarrinah for the Alex Buzo Company. She performed with The Tiger Lillies in Cockatoo Prison for the Biennale of Sydney 2010 and hosted the Sydney Festival First Night 2011. She joined the line up for the Sydney Opera House Late Night Lounge, and recently performed with John Cleese for the Just For Laughs Festival Sydney. More
Mentor: Basil Hogios
Tom Hogan is a composer and sound artist. He has composed for theatre, dance and film, as well as producing music and radio plays. His most recent credits include: Sprout at the Old Fitz Theatre, Cut Snake for the Sydney and Melbourne Fringe Festivals (Winner of Best Writing), and Woyzeck at B-Sharp and the Brisbane Festival. He is the resident sound designer for performance collective stagejuice, and is co-founder of production company Nerds & Whey. He wrote and produced Henry Current; Space DJ (and the Broadcast of Doom), which won Silver at the Mark Time Awards in Minneapolis. He recently launched the Obscure Music History project; an online database of completely fictional 'uncovered obscure music' from fabricated composers and songwriters throughout the 20th century. More
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