Call out for Media Associates: Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan

Filed : Arts and funding opportunities, Media associates .

Do you enjoy taking photographs and attending arts and cultural events?  Arts OutWest is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from enthusiastic photographers living in Cowra, Forbes and Lachlan LGAs.

You will join a group of photographers already partnering with us as Media Associates across the Central West region.

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 you will have opportunities to use and expand your photographic skills, contribute to your local community and support the work of a not-for-profit arts organisation.

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.


  • One local Media Associate will be selected for each LGA region: Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan
  • Media Associates will need to have their own equipment – DSLR or Mirrorless Camera, computer or laptop and internet access
  • Each Media Associate will be given the opportunity to cover up to five stories in their local area during the course of a year. The onset of COVID19 has meant that this may vary for the immediate future
  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • Tell us a little about yourself, any relevant experience and why you would like to take up this opportunity. Keep it simple and under 200 words.
  • Submit 3 – 5 examples of your photography or provide a link to a relevant website

APPLICATIONS must be received via email to Arts OutWest by Friday 13 November, 2020.
FOR MORE INFORMATION Please contact us on (02) 6338 4657 or simply apply

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