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     ROOM         [for under 30s]

                                                             own adventure
                                                Creat e Your

                             Advocacy program
                             The GreenRoom’s Advocacy Program has been
                             established to give young people (under 30s) a
                             chance to develop their professional skills in a
                             fun, dynamic environment.
                             This program will enable young people to learn
                             about ways in which to market an arts initiative,
                             whilst getting hands-on experience with arts
                             events. They will also learn key business skills
                             and expand on their life experience.
    benefits                                        e x P e c tat i o n s
    of becoming a                                    of an advocate
    greenroom advocate:

1. advocates will have the opportunity to         seLection criteria
   create and manage their own greenroom          candidates must:
   event, building skills and networks,           1. be a greenroom member. (details on how to join below)
   valuable for adding to their own resumes.      2. be passionate about the arts and the benefits of being involved in the arts,
                                                      either as a patron or as a participant.
2. advocates will be provided with a free         3. Have established youth networks eg belong to a sporting group, myspace page
   greenroom t-shirt.                                 with lots of friends, amateur theatre group etc.
                                                  4. demonstrate knowledge of the greenroom program and the adelaide festival
3. Will have the opportunity to review                centre and its programming streams.
                                                  5. be able to provide at least two ideas on their application form about a
   a show, participate in a greenroom
                                                      greenroom event and how they would promote the greenroom program
   workshop, assist with arts administration
                                                      and attempt to sign up members with their peers and networks.
   and arts marketing both online and offline.
                                                  6. be available to participate for the 6 month period starting in march 2010,
                                                      attend mentor meetings once a month for one-two hours, and attend the
4. activities and successes will be                   greenroom meetings. extenuating circumstances accepted.
   promoted to all greenroom members              7. regularly contribute to the greenroon website and facebook.
   and stakeholders in the greenroom              8. Participate in research activities (surveys, focus groups) to provide feedback
   e-newsletter grin and on the greenroom             on the Program.
   website www.adelaidefestivalcentre.            9. commit to participating and completing activities professionally and in Where possible,                  a timely manner, within deadlines in a professional manner.
   the adelaide festival centre will try to       10. be positive and energetic.
   publicise the activities of the advocacy
   program and its advocates in
   external media.                                seLection Process
                                                  1. interested candidates must fill out the application form and provide any
5. advocates will be rewarded for their           relevant supporting documents. regarding the mentorship, each successful
   creativity and success at increasing           applicant’s mentor preference will try to be accommodated, however if this
   awareness of greenroom to their peers          is unable to happen, a mentor will be chosen in reference to the applicant’s
   and signing up members.                        goals, skills and is subject to mentor availability.

6. advocates will be provided with a written      Send your application to Leanne Cotter, GreenRoom Coordinator, Adelaide
   reference from douglas gautier, ceo and        Festival Centre, GPO Box 1269 Adelaide SA 5000 or email to leanne.
   artistic director about their involvement by 12 March 2010. All applications
   with the greenroom advocacy Program            received after this date will not be considered.
   at the conclusion of the 6-month period.
                                                  2. applications will be assessed and a maximum of 10 advocates will be
                                                  selected and notified by email by 19 march 2010. informal interviews of
7. advocates will be provided with the rare
                                                  candidates may be requested.
   opportunity to be mentored by a leading
   south australian arts professional.            3. advocates will be asked to attend a briefing session to receive more
   List of mentors (please see short bio in       information about the greenroom program including what is expected
   appendix 1):                                   of them, greenroom activities they can be involved in, and to meet their
                                                  mentors and be supplied with an advocacy kit, which will have supporting
   greenroom advocates’                           marketing material, ideas and their greenroom t-shirt.
                                                  4. every month advocates will be asked to provide feedback and
   “it was great to learn about the careers of    information on their activities, sign ups, feedback and testimonials via a
   the mentors and how they contributed [to       template form.
   the arts] so much and were so passionate
   about it”                                      5. every month (or more) advocates will need to attend a meeting to
                                                  discuss progress and generate ideas. this is to support the advocates and
   “i learnt so much from the mentors about
                                                  encourage the exchange of ideas between the group.
   life in general”
   “i have learnt how to be more confident”       successful applicants will need to be ready to start their mentorship
                                                  by week commencing 29 march and be committed for the duration
   “the whole experience was fantastic and        of 6 months. at the end of the 6 months advocates will receive their
   i definitely hope it continues in the future   written reference and will be involved in a greenroom event to
   for others.”                                   celebrate their journey.
                                              appendix 1

Join                                          mentor                                          biograPHies
greenroom                              saraH bLeby
                                       sarah bleby has worked in arts festivals and music management in some of the most extreme climates in the world.
to join online visit                   from producing arts television programs on the freezing steppes of mongolia, to working on grand stadium shows         in the deserts of Qatar and numerous festivals in the wilds of adelaide, sarah has broad experience across the
greenroom or otherwise you can         international arts industry. in australia, sarah has held positions with organisations such as the adelaide festival,
                                       the sa folk federation and musica viva based in sydney and has performed with and directed a range of vocal
ring bass on 8205 2220 or visit        ensembles. she worked with major event producers david atkins enterprises on the ceremonies of the 2006 asian
the adelaide festival centre bass      games in doha and with Jack morton Worldwide, where she was part of the production team of the australian
counter. membership costs $20          arts and cultural Program at World expo 2005 in aichi Japan. between international adventures, she has produced
annually. Please note you have to      and programmed music for abc classic fm’s classic drive. in her current role as Program executive at the adelaide
be a greenroom member to apply         festival centre, she works on developing music programs across a range of genres.
for this advocacy program.
                                       cHris drummond
                                       chris drummond is artistic director of brink Productions where he has directed The Hypochondriac, When the
imPortant dates                        Rain Stops Falling, Beetle Graduation, The Clockwork Forest (co-pro with Windmill), This Uncharted Hour and
                                       Drums in the Night. His production of When the Rain Stops Falling by andrew bovell (created in collaboration
Please note the following dates. in
                                       with brink, Hossein valamanesh and Quentin grant) was the hit of the 2008 adelaide festival. it has gone on to
addition to these dates will be your   tour nationally, winning a swathe of production and script awards including a 2008 south australian ruby award
mentor meetings and at the end of      for best Work and two adelaide critics’ circle awards. the highlights of chris’ productions as associate director
                                       with state theatre company of south australia include Drowning in my Ocean of You, Merchant of Venice, The
every month an activity form will
                                       Dying Gaul and Art. His stcsa production of Night Letters, co-adapted with susan rogers, was presented at
need to be submitted.                  the 2004 adelaide festival before touring to melbourne and was short-listed for a 2005 nsW Premier’s Literary
                                       award as well as receiving numerous nominations from the victorian green room and Helpmann awards.
                                       in 2009, chris directed The Flying Dutchman for the state opera company of south australia.
FRidAy 12 MARCh
– application due
                                       micHaeL mccabe
FRidAy 19 MARCh                        michael mccabe has been involved in the entertainment industry for over 35 years starting out as a sound
 – successful applicants notified      engineer in adelaide pubs working with both rock and jazz bands. this led to work as a studio recording engineer
                                       and also lecturing in sound firstly at studio 202 and later at the centre for Performing arts. michael joined the
                                       adelaide festival centre in 1985 as a sound technician working on numerous state theatre company productions
W/C MOndAy 29 MARCh                    both as sound operator and sound designer. michael has progressed through the adelaide festival centre
– advocates officially start           from sound operator to production coordinator, production manager and finally to the position he holds today
                                       as manager, venue services. the position involves the management of the technical service delivery, patron
  their program                        experience along with managing security and the building. When not working one of michael’s passion is food
– first greenroom meeting to discuss   and wine, he also loves to cook.
  greenroom and meet mentors

W/C MOndAy 26 APRiL                    mary-anne o’Leary
                                       mary-anne o’Leary is currently the manager, marketing and corporate relations at the adelaide festival
– 2nd greenroom & mentor meeting
                                       centre. she has a 20 plus year career in marketing and corporate relations/communications/Public affairs
                                       including almost six years at adelaide festival centre, running her own consultancy and many years in the
W/C MOndAy 24 MAy                      financial services industry. she has managed national sponsorship programs including amP’s involvement in the
                                       sydney 2000 olympic games and the sydney 2000 olympic torch relay. Her education includes a bachelor
– 3rd greenroom & mentor meeting
                                       of management (marketing and finance) from university of south australia and she has excellent skills in
                                       managing people, media relations, strategic communications, financial management, brand management,
W/C MOndAy 21 June                     corporate and product/service marketing. Her success with combining motherhood (3 daughters) and a fulltime
                                       career for the last 16 and a half years is thanks to a supportive family and military-precision organisation!
– 4th greenroom & mentor meeting

W/C MOndAy 26 JuLy                     KatHryn sProuL
– 5th greenroom & mentor meeting       Kathryn designs nationally for theatre, dance and large arts events. a graduate in stage design from nida,
                                       Kathryn was resident designer for magpie theatre and state theatre company of south australia from 1988
                                       to 1993. career highlights include the memorable Flamma Flamma: the Fire Requiem, which opened the 1998
W/C MOndAy 23 AuGuSt
                                       adelaide festival of arts. Kathryn has worked with a variety of companies including Leigh Warren & dancers,
– 6th greenroom & mentor meeting       Windmill Performing arts, Hothouse, melbourne theatre co, Playbox, chamber made opera, Legs on the Wall,
                                       riverina theatre co, Hothouse theatre co, Patch theatre, & darwin theatre company. a residency in 2003
                                       enabled Kathryn to design a visual theatre piece for gekidan urinko theatre company in nagoya, Japan. Kathryn
SePteMBeR – greenroom event
                                       won the 2004 green room award (victorian arts industry awards) for visual design (for fringe/independent
created & run by advocates.            theatre) for her work on Traitors. Kathryn has worked on many major festival projects and maintains a strong
end of advocacy & mentorship           interest in design for theatre as well as the challenge of festival event design. she is currently part of a design &
                                       build team working on the fringe festival 2010 opening Parade which has a strong emphasis on collaboration
program. feedback survey given
                                       with community groups & a wide cross section of artists. any time left over is spent gardening, cooking, reading &
out to advocates.                      dreaming up plans for a self-sufficient home/garden/workshop that she will someday build!

FRidAy 5 nOveMBeR
– survey to be returned                JacQui stratton-smitH
                                       Jacqui stratton-smith was born in adelaide and studied both the rad and borovansky techniques before travelling
                                       first to toronto on scholarship and then to London where she completed, in 1989, her final 3 years of training
                                       at the royal ballet school. Jacqui danced throughout the 1990’s with the staatsoper berlin (now known as the
                                       staatsballett) and the Kieler ballet. Her many roles include those in Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Don
                                       Quixote, Raymonda, Giselle, Les Sylphide, Coppelia, Carmina Burana, The Three Cornered Hat, The Taming of
                                       the Shrew, The Prodigal Son, Symphony in C and The Competition. during her career Jacqui had the opportunity
                                       to work with and learn from prominent artists including alicia markova, maurice bejart, Patrice bart, Pierre Lacotte,
                                       francois claus, roland Petit and vladimir malakhov. since returning to australia Jacqui has taught as a freelance
                                       ballet instructor. she has coached and tutored at tafe, ausdance, in both primary and secondary school settings
                                       and in private dance schools. Jacqui has taught past and present artists from the australian ballet, adt, LW & d’s,
                                       national ballet of china, independent ballet Wales, Zurich ballet and many independent artists. Jacqui also has a
                                       bachelor of speech pathology.
greenroom advocacy program 2010

a P P L i c at i o n f o r m                                                                              Please return to:
                                                                                                          greenroom coordinator
PLease fiLL out aLL sections.                                                                             adelaide festival centre
you may attach any supporting documents such as a cv, certificates,                                       gPo box 1269
computer screen grabs, newsletters etc. good luck!                                                        adelaide sa 5001


greenroom membership number

street no. and name


state and Postcode



date of birth

t-shirt measurements
[this is necessary to get your t-shirt if you are successful]   smaLL   medium   Large   extra Large
Please circle size required

education (list past and current studies and academic achievements):

employment history (you may attach a cv):

Personal and/or professional interests (list your hobbies, involvement in groups, your passions etc, past and present):

explain your motivations for wanting to become a greenroom advocate and how this meets your goals:

Please write 1 – 2 sentences about yourself i.e. about your personality:

Please list a few ideas on how you will get your peers, networks to join greenroom (membership is not normally discounted):

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