Have you ever dreamed of planning parties or programming events?

Well, we’re looking for four West-based culture shifters aged 18-25 to co-design and curate these events.

Open Stage Event Curators

EOIs close 18 July 2023

We’ve been cooking up something exciting and we want you to take us to the finish line! 

EOIs are now open for our Open Stage events starting this December 2023 and running into 2024. 

Supported by VicHealth and Future Reset, Open Stage is a cross-disciplinary performance event for young people to show work in a low-pressure environment focused on community care. The program of events will combine storytelling, poetry, music and food with community gathering and a heap of celebration. 

The curators will work together to choose dates and venues for the events, guide our community engagement and marketing strategies, select performers and themes – all with the mentorship and support of Artistic Associate Tennessee Lavelle and our production partner, On3 Studio.

You will receive an honorarium of $2000.

The initial co-design process starts in late July and our first event is slated for this December, but the rest is up to you! Apply now to help us realise these exciting community events.

To learn more about Future Reset head to: https://futurereset.vichealth.vic.gov.au/ 


  • Initial planning sessions in late July 2022 
  • Pilot event early December (exact date TBC) 
  • Further sessions in late January 2024 
  • 2024 event dates to be decided by the codesign group 


  • Collaborate with the Artistic Associate on event design, programming ideas and project parameters for the Open Stage events. 
  • Participate in planning by attending scheduled curation meetings as required. 
  • Liaise with the Creative Team on EOI processes and selection of performers. 
  • Collaborate with the Creative Team to promote and support the events as required. 
  • Support the well-being and creative growth of all artists and fellow curators in a nurturing and inclusive environment. 
  • Create a supportive and low-pressure environment for young performers to share their work and develop their artistic skills. 


  • Working With Children check. 
  • Be a resident in a West-based LGA: Maribyrnong, Hobson’s Bay, Wyndham, Brimbank, Melton or Moonee Valley. 
  • A passion for supporting young artists and creating platforms for their growth and self-expression. 
  • Deep understanding of community care principles and a commitment to fostering inclusivity and diversity. 
  • Strong creative vision and keen interest in curation of a cohesive and engaging event. 
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with artists, stakeholders, and community members. 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. 
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and solve problems efficiently. 
  • Availability during the specified dates of engagement. 

To apply, please submit your expression of interest, along with your CV and any relevant supporting documents, to tennessee@westernedge.org.au 

Applications close 18 July 2023.  

Join us on this exciting journey and apply now!


We want to get to know you, your interests and what you’ll bring to the team! To apply please answer the EOI questions and send them by email to Tennessee Lavelle: tennessee@westernedge.org.au 

  • You can apply in writing, video or audio file.
    If applying by video, please email a GDrive/Dropbox/WeTransfer link. 
  • Please email with the following subject line: “EOI Open Stage”
  • Please attach your resume/CV:
    Your CV should include all your contact details, skills, a list of your previous experience, and a professional reference who we can call to hear all about how wonderful you are! If you don’t have a CV and need a bit of help getting started, you can use our CV template. In particular, please let us know about your experience in theatre-making, community development and working with young people.


  • Name and pronouns
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Do you have a Working With Children Check?
  • Do you have any access needs that you would like us to know about?
  • Q1: What is your previous experience with Western Edge or in a similar role?
  • Q2: What practical skills can you bring to this role and what would you like to learn from this role?
  • Q3: If you had all the resources in the world, what would your dream community event look like? 

Remember: you can submit your answers in any form: written, video, audio. Be as creative as you want!