Arts OutWest Media Associates Opportunity

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Do you enjoy taking photographs?
Do you enjoy attending arts and cultural events in your area?
Then we would like to partner with you!


Opportunity to photograph and write for Arts OutWest
Media Associates will be paid $100 per event or project they cover

Applications must be received via email to
Arts OutWest by Friday 17 May, 2019

Arts OutWest is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from enthusiastic community members to train and partner with us as Media Associates.  You will be contracted as our roving photographers, covering local arts related stories and sometimes writing short descriptions about them.

While working as a Media Associate with Arts OutWest, you will have varied opportunities to use and expand your photographic skills, contribute to your local community and support the work of a not-for-profit arts organisation.

We will provide two fun filled days of photography training with Arts OutWest Communications Officer, photography lecturer and exhibiting artist Steven Cavanagh.  You will be given expert guidance to improve your photographic technique and any relevant media protocols.

Open to all age groups and abilities.  We want to invest in you with some training, guidance and an annual group exhibition that showcases your photography.

The position

  • Up to 10 Media Associates will be selected from across the region: Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and
  • Media Associates will need to have their own equipment – DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, computer or laptop and internet access
  • Each media associate will be allocated one geographic area to cover. Their allocated area will be local and convenient to where they are based in the Arts OutWest region
  • Each media associate will be given the opportunity to cover up to five stories in their local area between the end of the training and the end of 2019
  • Events mainly happen during the day with some possible evening or weekend events
  • Media Associates will be paid for their time at a rate of $100 per event or project they cover

The position would ideally suit

  • Retirees with a background and interest in professional or amateur photography
  • A student or photographer looking to build their portfolio or experience
  • An experienced photographer looking for a community focused arts opportunity
  • People who work part-time and would like to do some work within the arts sector

Events you might be asked to photograph

  • Art exhibitions, openings, conferences or theatre performances
  • Indigenous led arts events
  • Arts and Health projects

Your skills

  • Good photography skills – amateur or professional
  • A friendly and approachable manner, confidence and ability with groups
  • Basic computer skills with photoshop or lightroom helpful but not essential

To apply

  • Tell us a little about yourself, any relevant experience and why you would like to take up this opportunity. Keep it simple and under 250 words
  • Submit 3 – 5 examples of your photography or provide a link to a relevant website
  • Via email to Arts OutWest by Friday 17 May, 2019

Successful applicants will attend a 2 day weekend training course at Eddy’s of Canowindra on 25 – 26 May, 2019.

Accommodation and catering to be covered by Arts OutWest.

For more information please contact us at Arts OutWest on (02) 6338 4657 or simply apply!

Tracey Callinan

Images: Artstate Bathurst 2018, My Own Backyard regional artist exhibition at Tremains Mill and Opening Ceremony Welcome to Country.  Photography: Steven Cavanagh

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