The dLab National Program reaches out to young people in regional and rural Australia by bringing new learning experiences in science and art through regular hands-on workshops delivered by a dynamic team of creative practitioners.
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1. YOUNG PEOPLE & LOCAL FACILITATORS
The core of the dLab National Program is directed to up-skilling young people and local facilitators with a special focus on young women from CALD and indigenous backgrounds. By using art, media and technology as a tool to engage young people into the sciences for community development. By building confidence through hands-on learning the dLab program encourages individuals to move from simply participating in the program to being collaborators in projects.
2. COMMUNITY HUBS & LEARNING CENTRES
dLux MediaArts works collaboratively with partner organisations to build the resources and infrastructure to sustain community initiatives as well as to create access for continued learning and opportunities for career development.
3. PUBLIC PRESENTATION & GENERAL PUBLIC OUTREACH
The dLab Program endeavours to provide opportunities for the general public to learn about digital media and technology through public presentations and workshops. By including the presentation of project outcomes with significant local and national events, greater understanding and openness to the activities of young people and their contribution to the community is created.
4. CONNECTING & NETWORKING
dLux MediaArts has delivered art and digital media workshops in 15 LGAs to almost 900 young people in metropolitan and regional NSW and has begun developing relationships in NT and QLD. The dLab National Program is currently rolling out in its full capacity in Wagga Wagga, Wilcannia and Darwin and shares in the resources and knowledge of the broader dLux MediaArts network. The dLab National Program brings a variety of disciplines and connects practitioners from the arts, science, education, museology as well as the wisdom of local elders.
For more information about the dLab National Program contact Joanna Leslie on (02) 9569 1458 or joanna [at] dlux.org.au
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This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education in partnership with dLux MediaArts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and Screen NSW.