Pathways Program 2022

“If only this was around when we were in high school…”

After a cracker year at Wynnum Fringe 2021, our Youth Ambassador Program is BACK with a bang as creative young people from across the wider Bayside connect, learn and gain real-world experience working on a festival celebrating arts and culture.

Designed as a compliment to any school-based Arts education with accessible industry experience in a supportive environment, Wynnum Fringe Youth Ambassadors gain first-hand experience (and insider info) on how a Festival is built, run and marketed, while making like-minded friends and having a blast!

Wynnum Fringe Youth Ambassadors Program aims to:

• Engage local young people in creative process and practice

• Create a local network of young people who feel a sense of belonging and community from gathering and working together through engagement and collaboration

• Connect local arts workers to the project to provide mentoring, guidance and opportunities for work experience for young people

• Support the work of local school Creative Industries departments by providing space and opportunity outside the classroom for the holistic cultural development of students

The Youth Ambassador Experience

Families, your young creatives will meet weekly in Term 4 to prepare for the Festival and learn about the Production process. Each workshop will be led by our Education Liaison, Emilia Keene, and the Wynnum Fringe team. During the Festival, they will work in rostered shifts, to be scheduled and confirmed in October.

What are the benefits?

Professional Arts Industry experience
Opportunity to make a great impact
Learn real-world Festival skills
Rostered shifts at Fringe will be across some or all of the following areas:
Front of House / Ushering
Front of House / Ticket scanning
Front of House / Box Office Sales
Front of House / Merchandise Sales
Front of House / Flyering for shows
Social Media / Instagram takeovers
Social Media / Content Creation during the festival
Social Media / Fringe Fashion Activation
Social Media / TikTok
Production / Bump in + out
Production / Venue Changeovers
Production / Shadow Technical Crew (limited)
Production / Shadow Production Crew
Pre-Production / Battle of the Bands
Pre-Production / Volunteer campaigns
Pre-Production / Op-Shop Partnerships
Pre-Production / Marketing Distribution

Behind the scenes experiences
Exclusive performances from selected artists
All-Access Indie Pass to selected Festival shows
Opportunity to ask questions of industry experts
Build transferable skills for your CV
Be part of something incredible, in your local community
Work alongside young people who like the same things you do!

What’s required?

To get the most out of the Festival experience, we’d love the Youth Ambassadors to commit to minimum 2 shifts/week for the three Festival weeks – on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays.

If you want to be available for more – we’d love to have you!
If you want to work Wednesdays or Thursdays – we won’t say no!

Have a think about what sparks your interest! Marie Kondo those roles and let us know where the joy lies!

To prepare you, and to add to a rich experience overall, we will meet in the pre-production phase of the Festival leadup as follows:

Youth Ambassadors Workshop Dates (must be available for 4/5)

Monday 3 October: Photoshoot + Rostering (time TBC)

Tuesday 18 October: Locations + Gelato (4:00-6:00pm)

Wednesday 26 October: Program briefing with Fringe Producers + Painting activity (4:00-6:00pm)

Thursday 3 November: Production Management with Site Manager + Pizza (4:00-6:00pm)

Friday 11 November: Final Pre-Production meeting + guests of the Festival at Bayside Music Hall (5:00-10:00pm)

During the Festival, compulsory attendance dates for Youth Ambassadors as follows:

Friday 18 November: Opening Ceremony – 5:00-7:00pm

Saturday 19 November: Bayside Music Hall
One of the following:
2:00pm – 10:00pm (WILBUR BUMP OUT – THNDO BUMP IN/OUT)

Saturday 26 November:  8:00am – 6:00pm TBC

Apply Now!

If this all sounds really exciting – get applying! We’re opening our Expressions of Interest to students aged 15+ from the following schools in 2022:

Wynnum State High School
Brisbane Bayside State College
Moreton Bay College
Moreton Bay Boys College
Iona College
Lourdes Hill College
Cannon Hill Anglican College
Capalaba State College
Villanova College
Cleveland District State High School
Ormiston College
Redlands College
San Sisto College

AND/OR if you are a tertiary student studying the Arts in 2022 or 2023. If you attend a school that isn’t listed above or you are enrolled in Distance Education please get in touch with us.

So if you, or a young person you know, has:
• A passion for the arts and culture
• A desire to learn from real-world professionals in a local setting
• A go-getter attitude

Please send them our way!

Applications now open to join the 2022 team of Youth Ambassadors for Wynnum Fringe. Contact with any questions.