Professional Placement Program

NOW OPEN for applications!

Do you have experience working as an arts professional and a genuine desire to establish new relationships, networks, experience and knowledge to accelerate your career opportunities? If you are a Gold Coast based emerging to mid-career creative or arts worker looking to deepen your understanding of working in a professional context learning from senior mentors we want to hear from you!

You can do this through the City of Gold Coast’s paid Professional Placement Program. There are an incredible 31 Placements on offer across a range of artforms, which could see you working with us or another of the region’s most respected local arts organisations.

Placements last for up to 30 days and successful applicants will be paid a stipend to support their participation in the Program.

You can apply for more than one Placement however if successful, you will only be offered one. Applications close Mon 26 Feb 2024 @ midnight

For more information and to apply CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact Celia Smith on or call 5581 7170.

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