Applications closed.

After the sensational success of its first two iterations, LET’S TAKE OVER, is back for another year! LET’S TAKE OVER is delivered by Darebin Arts Speakeasy, giving 10 talented young people -aged 15 to 25 – the opportunity, the budget and the skills to forge their creative careers as artists, producers and programmers. Successful participants are paid to be part of the program.

Across 16 weeks participants attend weekly workshops receiving skills development training covering access and inclusion, marketing, budgeting, programming and curation, production logistics, networking and more! Subject to COVID19, these workshops will either be in person or online. Don’t have a device or a way of getting online? If the workshops need to be digital, don’t let this stop you from applying. We’ll work something out.

In 2021 the program will have two outcomes:
1. A multi-artform, participatory festival that can be engaged with in person or online. This will be designed and delivered by the participants of the program – that could be you! The physical elements of this event take place at the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre.
2. A youth led symposium in partnership with the Science Gallery and held at the Science Gallery.

Participants will receive a fee of $2,800 to be involved, it is expected that participants will be required for a considerable amount of time in the lead up the festival and symposium.

If this sounds exciting to you, we would love to hear from you!

Do you have any further questions? You can listen to the recording of our Q&A here. Access Passcode: 3k4b.8#J


Program Timeline
July 31 – Applications open
August 31 – Applications close, midnight
Sept 30 – Producers and programmers selected
October 28 – Workshops start
February 20 – EVENT
March 20 – SYMPOSIUM
March 25 – Evaluation

LET’S TAKE OVER is facilitated by Sarah Austin and Samantha Butterworth

Please read LET’S TAKE OVER GUIDELINES before applying.


Media and Project Contact:
Samantha Butterworth, Producer, Creative Culture and Events
T 0420 45 20 88