Throughout the year Spare Parts Puppet Theatre runs professional development workshops in theatre, puppetry performance and making.
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FirstHand is a year-long emergent artist program that offers rigorous training in the creation of puppetry and visual theatre and is suited to artists with a strong skills base in performing or design for new theatre and performance.
The program operates at SPPT on a fee-free, part-time basis and requires a variable but sustained time commitment. FirstHanders commit an average of 8 hours per week during the first six months and commit additional time for participation in creative developments, observation of rehearsals and performances, apply for grants, undertake research projects and are invited to attend masterclasses with visiting international artists.
On completion of the initial training and development phase, participants are offered a contract of paid employment for the rehearsal and performance of a new work.
The FirstHand program is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.
Admissions are taken in July.