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Creative Careers Expo

Photography by Nancy Trieu

Friday 22 May & Saturday 23 May 2020

Schools and young people are invited to our annual Creative Careers Expo at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

The expo is packed with inspirational presentations, info stalls from tertiary institutions, practical workshops led artists and industry professionals, artist panels and group ‘speed meets’.

Our 2020 program includes a keynote presentation from Biennale of Sydney artist, Bhenji Ra, a performance from musician Zeadala, an array of workshop options led by tertiary institutions as well as panel discussions with artists, arts professionals and emerging creatives – Fadia Abboud, Teisha Cloos, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Nicole Monks, Hamani Tanginoa and Jye Uren.

The program equips young people with knowledge of post-school education options and understanding of diverse career paths in the creative industries, and is designed for high school students, recent school leavers and job seekers, as well as young people outside mainstream education system.

Stallholders for 2020 include Actors Centre Australia (ACA), AIME, AFTRS, Australian Institute of Music (AIM), JMC Academy, National Art School (NAS), National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), TAFE NSW, University of Sydney – Sydney Conservatorium of Music & Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), University of Wollongong, UNSW Sydney, Western Sydney University. 

Free program, partial attendance options, limited places available – bookings essential for schools and groups. Please book early to avoid missing out.

Enquiries and bookings:
Edwina Hill, Education Officer
[email protected]
02 4645 4298


PROGRAM: Friday 22 May, 9am – 2.30pm*

9.00am – 9.20am      Acknowledgement
9.20am – 10.00am     Keynote artist: Bhenji Ra (Biennale of Sydney)
10.00am – 10.50am     Artist Panel: Career Pathways, facilitated by C-A-C curator, Adam Porter
Panel: Bhenji Ra, Fadia Abboud, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Nicole Monks

10.50am – 11.30am   Break

11.30am – 11.45am     Performance & Q&A: Zeadala

12.00pm – 1.00pm     Breakout session 1**

Artist Panel: Career Pathways, with Young & Emerging First Nations Artists. Facilitated by Nicole Monks with Teisha Cloos, Hamani Tanginoa & Jye Uren
Speed meets with Bhenji Ra, Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Fadia Abboud, Zeadala
NAS: How to prepare your portfolio
Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Fundamentals of Songwriting, facilitated by Dr Toby Martin and Dr Jadey O’Regan


1.00pm – 1.15pm    
 Break

1.15pm – 2.15pm     Breakout session 2**

Artist Panel: Career Pathways, with Young & Emerging First Nations Artists. Facilitated by Nicole Monks with Teisha Cloos, Hamani Tanginoa & Jye Uren
NIDA: Stage Management Fundamentals, facilitated by Mel Dyer, Head of Stage Management at NIDA
Western Sydney University: Creative futures: How to design your personal brand and communication strategy

2.30pm    
Event end

*Our Saturday event offers tertiary stalls only, but bookings essential.
**Registrations for breakout workshops open in early May.

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