The Andrew Cameron Fellowship is supported by and in honour of our former Chair, Andrew Cameron AM. The Fellowship, announced at last night’s Parsons Lecture, will establish a new Associate Artist position at Belvoir.
“I’m passionate about succession in the arts and I believe it is essential for the industry’s ongoing success that emerging leaders have the opportunity to work within thriving companies like Belvoir,” said Cameron. “It’s no mistake that many Artistic Directors come from more junior positions in programming teams as there is no replacing that hands-on experience.
“I have also seen firsthand how Belvoir creates extraordinary theatre with an extraordinarily small programming team, so it will be a great boost for the company to have an extra head and set of hands in that team.”
“Andrew has always had such unwavering belief in the work we do at Belvoir,” said Artistic Director Eamon Flack. “He has been extraordinarily generous to the company and its artists for many, many years. When he offered to continue to support the company after he finished up as Chair it seemed only fitting that we offered something special in return – so we’ve named the position for Andrew.”
The Andrew Cameron Fellow will work alongside senior artists at Belvoir over a two year period. They will work across all of the company’s artistic and programming work, from the development of new work to season programming.
“Opportunities like these are rare in Australian theatre, but they’re invaluable,” said Flack. “Whether you’re an actor wanting to move into artistic leadership or a young director with big ambitions, the chance to sit inside a company is a special thing – to eavesdrop on great artists, to see the connections between the work and the business – it’s stuff you can’t learn any other way. We hope this will set us up for the future.”
Applications for the Andrew Cameron Fellowship are now open and close on 5 January. Find a full job description and information on how to apply here.