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Recognizing an ongoing gap and need within the industry, in 2016 Metro Arts will offer free focused professional (business) development and transition training to artists across art-form. The Transition Program will build networks and entrepreneurial skills for artists and connect them into bigger opportunities.

Upcoming sessions include:
Transition // trends, ideas & innovations in access in the arts
Transition // making time – artist and self care forum

A part of the Transition Program was Elevate, a seven-week practical intensive offered by Metro Arts.

Elevate was designed to closely replicate the range of activities experienced in a small contemporary company whilst adding necessary skills development and teaching mentorship, to scaffold a sustainable career as an artist.  Over the seven-week period, three new works were commissioned by Australian choreographers Prying Eye, Sammie Williams and Craig Barry. This immersive engagement and active dialogue with a group of high caliber professional choreographers aids and supports transition into the professional world for the emerging artists.

Elevate was presented by Metro Arts, developed and directed by Lisa Wilson, in partnership with Mad Dance House.




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Elevate is developed and directed by Lisa Wilson.

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The Transition Program & Elevate are supported by the Queensland Government
through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet.



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