Internship Model Development

Project Name: Internship Model Development

Funding Recipient: Back to Back Theatre

Activity: Back to Back Theatre will partner with screen industry leaders to share the outcomes of their internship program that saw people with disability employed and mentored in production roles during the creation of Shadow in 2020, with a view to creating a model(s) for increased employment opportunities for people with disability in the wider screen sector. With Deakin University, Back to Back conducted comprehensive research and evaluation of the internship program, documenting actual and potential long-term economic benefits and social impacts for individuals with a disability, their capacity to be engaged with mainstream screen services and within the broader community. This project will see Back to Back’s research form innovative partnerships with sectors of the screen industry, developing concrete strategies to assist these partners to explore strength-based opportunities and approaches to disability employment.

December 2021 Update: The project is proceeding well, and Back to Back have begun in their research and liaising with prospective screen industry partners.

Annual Focus: New Teams

Country: Australia

Amount Funded: $20,000

Status: In Progress

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