JUMP is the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists.
Already the largest artist mentoring program nationally, the 2012 program featured the highest number of mentorship places on offer yet in the program.
JUMP artists are supported to undertake a one on one mentorship with a leading professional of their choice, focused on a funded creative project.
JUMP artists also access online profiling and professional development opportunities, and significantly expand their national network during the 10-month mentorship period.
JUMP is serious about championing 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, or Visual Arts.
For more information about JUMP 2012 and the successful artists, contact email@example.com.
After three years of successful program delivery managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland in collaboration with Propel Youth Arts in Western Australia, 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.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all JUMP Partners, in particular, the Department of Culture and the Arts, our selection panel members and all our JUMP artists, mentors and alumni who shaped this program and made it such a huge success.
Applications for the 2013 JUMP program are now open. If you an artist looking to develop your skills, network and exchange ideas with a mentor, then apply today!
JUMP is open to creative practitioners, producers, editors and curators who are in the first five years of their professional practice; in any of the Australia Council supported art forms.
- Applications open: 3 September 2012
- Applications close: 19 October 2012
- Decisions advised: December 2012
More information about the JUMP Program and how to apply is available here
2012 JUMP Mentees
All photography by Jarrad Seng
- Download the JUMP 2012 Announcement Media Release
- 553k Portable document format
Working alongside mentor, Sanjiva Giovanni Margio, Alethea will produce a contemporary Commedia Dell’Arte project that will be devised and performed by the IntotheMask Theatre ensemble. View Alethea’s JUMP Profile here
Mentor Callum Morton will help Andrew realise his ambitious first solo exhibition at the Fremantle Arts Centre in July 2012. The exhibition will use personal narrative, the readymade, model making and mechanical systems to explore the ability of objects to communicate and construct a set of complex ideas. View Andrew’s JUMP profile here
Anne’s project is aimed at developing her skills in drawing, expanding her creative thinking, and improving her speed of completing work. She will be sharing her progress with her mentors, Sonny Day & Biddy Maroney (Webuyyourkids). View Anne’s JUMP Profile here
Campbell will work with his mentor, Nicki Greenberg create a 300 page visualisation of a graphic novel that will then be pitched to publishers. The graphic novel is a young adult fantasy work that is set in Perth, Western Australia. View Campbell’s JUMP profile here
Emma will work with her mentor, Zoë Atkinson to identify a (non-conventional) text, specifically for its appropriateness to the medium of puppetry, and then creating a visual dramaturgy by which to tell the story. View Emma’s JUMP Profile here
Emma will be working with Jo Pollitt to develop her creative writing skills and find creative focus, unity and rigour in her dance practice. View Emma’s JUMP profile here
With the help of mentor Robin Fox, Kynan will undertake a development period for the creation of a new audio-visual work that involves live performance control of synchronous, synaesthetic sound and image. Check out Kynan’s JUMP Profile here
Through working with Andrew Reedy, Forpark Australia playground designer, Renae will explore the physical and kinesthetic relationships and potentials that exist between bodies and climbable structures. The sculptures will be site responsive and intended to entice interaction and create new experiences. View Renae’s JUMP profile here
Rosita will be facilitating arts workshops in remote Indigenous communities. Rosita and mentor Karen Hethey will be providing an opportunity for the kids to visually explore and express the culture, law, Dreaming, and bush skills that they learn from their elders. View Rosita’s JUMP profile here
With the assistance of her mentor, Hellie Turner, Zoe will research, write and workshop a new play that centres around the lives of three brothers living in rural Western Australia. Check out Zoe’s JUMP Profile here
JUMP, the National Program for Young and Emerging Artists, is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, through the Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists initiative. JUMP is managed nationally by Youth Arts Queensland in collaboration with State Delivery Partners, including Propel Youth Arts WA in Western Australia.