About the group


Established in 2018, the Youth Advisory Group is comprised of 6 young people aged 18-30. They are tertiary students, practicing artists, writers, and performers - engaged and participating in Newcastle’s already vibrant cultural scene.

Each group commits to working with the Gallery and each other for at least a 12 month period. They assist the Gallery in providing a youth perspective, as well as coordinating several diverse projects throughout the year.

Expressions of interest in 2023 have now closed.

Applications for the Youth Advisory Group 2023 have now closed. Interested individuals will work alongside Gallery staff providing new views, ideas and a youth perspective, as well as insight into younger audiences and their perceptions of Gallery programming.

Young Advisors will gain:

  • Meaningful professional development with project based learning experiences, working alongside Gallery staff
  • Knowledge and understanding of Gallery operations, planning and project management
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Insight into committee and board structures/roles, procedures and documents

Applicants must be:

  • Aged between 18-30 years
  • Committed to developing a career in a creative industry
  • Prepared to make a 12 month commitment

Further information:

Newcastle Art Gallery Youth Advisory Group Charter (2021)
Fair Work Australia information on unpaid work experience

Zana Kobayashi
Audience Lead
P: 02 4974 5105