Curious Wizards is a paid internship program taking place with Curious Legends in 2024  targeted at youth and BIPOC engagement and employment in the Arts sector. This program will engage 3 to 5 persons aged 17-25 years in ongoing employment through a skills based internship, where interns receive training in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Maths), sound and production. This internship will lead to opportunities for ongoing work and professional development with us.

The program will include highly useful skills in the creative industries, including: 

  • Electrical Skills: Learning simple DC electronics wiring and connection, voltage & current basics, using these concepts to connect and control modern smart LED strips.
  • Sound & Mixer Operation: Using our mixer and mics to apply an intuitive understanding of sound in co-creating a performance atmosphere.
  • Troubleshooting: Developing a solid understanding of circuits to identify potential points of failure and human error. Applying knowledge on the ground to solve and repair common faults.
  • Making: Using basic techniques to connect smart LEDs to a microcontroller running WLED software, using hands-on skills such as soldering.
  • Cultural awareness: Experience working with First Nations peoples on a collaborative project.

As part of this program, interns will develop an understanding of the strengths and limitations of working with LED technology and apply their knowledge in the design and installation of an artwork that integrates LED technology. Interns will work with our local Worimi community, led by First Nations artist Auntie Debbie Dates, in the creation of a unique body of work.

Engagement in this program is aimed at providing ongoing work for young people in their late teens and early 20’s within our company. Once trained, interns will receive further work and training across a range of exciting projects.

A HUGE thank you to Orica, our Community Patron for this year’s internship, for funding the Curious Wizards Program.

Header Image by Lindsay Moller