26 February - 2 March 2024, Queensland Theatre
The Teaching Artist Program will commence in February 2024 with a six-day intensive, hosted onsite at Queensland Theatre. Each training teaching artist will be paired with a mentor for the week who will assist in facilitating, structuring and modeling best practices in teaching artistry.
Industry professionals from both artistic, scholastic, health, and cultural inclusivity backgrounds involved in the Teaching Artist Training Program include:
Daniel Evans, Isaac Drandic, Claire Christian, Travis Dowling, Steve Pirie, Louise Brehmer, Lucas Stibbard, Ari Palani, Arminelle Flemming, Shock Therapy Arts, Tricia Clark-Fookes, Melissa Rowse, Eylece Blaikie, Nicky Haeusler, Simone Firman and many more.
This intensive will include:
- Keynote speeches, masterclasss, and skill share sessions with established and renowned teaching artists, educators, directors, and theatre makers.
- The fundamental skills required of a teaching artist across school, youth, and community contexts.
- Mentorship by Queensland’s premiere teaching artists.
- Practical training culminates in an on-site teaching opportunity implementing teaching skills and strategies.
- Directorial vision and creative insight from leading theatre makers
- Design, sequence and scaffold learning activities
- Devise through theatrical techniques and conventions
- Establish a workshop culture
- Curriculum connections to ACiQ Ver 9.1 and QCAA: General Drama, Drama in Practice
- Critical thinking and questioning techniques
- Directing focus and behaviour management
- Working with First Nations People
- Mental Health First Aid
- Responding to diverse needs
- LGBTQIA+ and gender diversity
- Planning workshops framed by specific briefs
- Adaptive planning
- Engaging diverse cultural communities
This mentorship is framed through individualised programs that respond to the existing goals and skills of the specific teaching artist. Follow-up check-ins are scheduled with industry mentors in addition to Queensland Theatre Education and Youth staff.
Participants have the option to do placement across various Queensland Theatre workshop programs, providing the opportunity for observation, participation with reduced responsibility and practical opportunities to apply their learnings through assistant or co-teaching activities.
Participants will have the opportunity to stay connected to Queensland Theatre via the teaching artist network. Queensland Theatre’s Education, Youth and Regional Engagement staff will continue to provide support and guidance as required.
Fees for this program for eight successful applicants are subsidised by Queensland Theatre.
Additionally, Queensland Theatre will provide a stipend of $1000 to Teaching Artists in the program to acknowledge the amount of contact hours required throughout the week: Monday 26th Feb – Saturday 2nd March.
Queensland Theatre will subsidise travel costs (flights and accommodation) for eligible regional artists who are successful in their application.
It is preferable that successful applicants are Queensland based and can demonstrate the following:
1. Demonstrated experience working as a theatre artist, including, but not limited to, the following crafts: director, actor, playwright, performer, devisor, dramaturg, technician, or entertainer.
2. Knowledge of the performing arts industry and a high level of literacy across the discipline of theatre. Please include details about a significant theatre project you have been involved in and how it speaks to your passions and practice as a theatre artist.
3. Significant interest in and/or commitment to facilitating workshops, learning programs and performance projects as a teaching artist across the youth, education and community sector.
4. What your goals and learning outcomes from this program would be.