ANKAAA’s Arts Worker Extension Program (AWEP) is an intensive professional development program with a focus on building skills and career pathways for Northern Australian Aboriginal arts workers. Since 2010, 34 arts workers from ANKAAA Art Centres have participated in the program.
In 2014, ANKAAA launched the new AWEP Graduate Program, which provides AWEP Graduates with ongoing, tailored skills development and project support that targets their individual workplace needs and goals. The Graduate Program also provides ongoing opportunities for networking and industry participation, and builds on the capacity of Graduates to mentor others.
Thanks to success in obtaining funding for the AWEP Graduate program, ANKAAA is currently developing the program strategically and will soon be offering customised professional development plans and one on one mentoring for each graduate.