The award-winning Gnarrwirring Ngitj/Learning Together Program consists of a year-long calendar of Aboriginal history and living culture events in Ballarat, with a focus on Reconciliation Week and NAIDOC Week. Like the programs of previous years, the 2019 program will likely include workshops, lectures, performances, tours, film screenings, school/teacher events and much more. All event ideas are welcome and creativity and experimentation are encouraged.
The SHMA auspices this program based on its reputation, audience (approx. 750,000 visitors per year), event experience, staff expertise, advertising reach, and variety of available event spaces. The SHMA will manage the Gnarrwirring Ngitj Program and its promotion. You simply provide the ideas and the talent. Proposed event venues are by no means limited to Sovereign Hill, but should be in the Ballarat region, and all events proposed should be organised on a cost recovery basis.
All event proposals must be submitted by the end of January 2019. The SHMA and the Wadawurrung Board (https://wadawurrung.org.au/about-us) will jointly decide which events to include in the 2019 program, and all applicants will be contacted by email prior to the end of February 2019. All proposals must provide an approximate event costs breakdown, along with an explanation of staffing arrangements. Applications are open to all Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals/organisations/groups interested in contributing an event to the 2019 Gnarrwirring Ngitj Program, and there is no limit on the number of event proposals that individuals/organisations/groups can submit. All enquiries regarding this form and the application process can be directed to the Program Coordinator Alice Barnes at email@example.com or (03) 5337 1188. You can view the 2018 program here: http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/visit/what-s-on/gnarrwirring-ngitj-learning-together/