Installation view, Scenic Victoria. Geelong Gallery 2020. Photographer Andrew Curtis

Installation view, Scenic Victoria. Geelong Gallery 2020. Photographer Andrew Curtis

Youth Council—Expressions of interest open

19 June to 10 July

Ages 15 to 17 years

Applications close Monday 10 July at 5:00pm.
Program starts on Tuesday 8 August until Tuesday 12 September. Six-week program, weekly sessions.
Participants will receive a Geelong Gallery membership and $200 Westfield Voucher.

Geelong Gallery’s Youth Council aims to connect and empower young people living in the community through engagement in the arts, training and well-being activities at Geelong Gallery―an exciting opportunity for young people ages 15 to 17 to gain valuable learning experiences and an understanding of arts industry knowledge, operations and professional development through a specialised training program. 

The program seeks to enhance participant self-esteem by building confidence through learning new skills, working with local artists and empowering young people to take leading roles in their community.

Aims and objectives of the program:

-Connect and empower young people through arts, training and wellbeing initiatives
-Provide valuable work experience
-Knowledge and understanding of Gallery operations, planning and project management 
-Provide connections across diverse communities to promote use of and public ownership of Geelong Gallery
-Increase participants confidence and self-esteem, social belonging through acquisition of new skills
-Increase understanding of industry operations, professional development, and career pathways
-Participate in artmaking workshops facilitated by local artists 
-Participants will have the opportunity to co-design an event for their peers


Download application form here and send to

This program is supported by an Anonymous donor