ECU graduates join prestigious mentoring program
Monday, 02 May 2011
Graduates Ian Sinclair (above right) and Jeffrey Jay Fowler have both won places in the highly-competitive Jump scheme
Congratulations to ECU contemporary performance graduates Jeffrey Jay Fowler and Ian Sinclair who have both won places in the highly-competitive Jump scheme, Australia’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
Supported by the Australian Council for the Arts, Jump gives young artists aged 18-30 the chance to take part in a one-on-one mentoring program with a leading professional in their chosen field over a 10-month period.
Young artists are given the chance to learn from their mentors as well as access online profiling and professional development opportunities to give them a kick-start in their chosen careers.
Jeffrey will be mentored by Associate Director of the Sydney Theatre company, Mr Tom White, with Ian mentored by Sydney-based artist Ms Rosie Dennis.
Research Fellow from the Faculty of Education and Arts, Dr Julie Robson, congratulates both graduates on this fantastic achievement.
“This is a prestigious and well deserved award, with only eight mentorships awarded to emerging artists from dance, visual arts and theatre across Western Australia,” said Dr Robson.
“I congratulate both artists and know they will make the most of this significant learning opportunity.”
This is the second year that ECU cotemporary performance graduates have been selected to take part in the Jump scheme, with Natalie Holmwood and Izobel Ledger participating in last year’s program.
For more information on the program, visit the Jump website.