Students from the School of Creative Arts work extensively on intern and other creative projects with local creative industries as well as national and international partner organisations and studios. Intern students spend periods of time working in the partner offices. Other SoCA students work on specific commissions for industry partners. Below are listed some recent examples of SoCA industry partners.
Potential industry partners interested in offering internships or commissioning student art work or pursuing other projects with SoCA should contact our Community Engagement Officer on email@example.com in both Townsville and Cairns.
Selected SoCA Internship partners (2012-13)
Cairns Indigenous Arts Fair; Cairns Regional Gallery; Cairns State High School; Hot Croc Advertising; JUTE Theatre; Kick Arts Contemporary Arts; Mak Advertising; Mel Pro Recording Studio; Smithfield State High School; Suzanne Ashmore Graphic Design; The Cairns Post; Tanks Arts Centre;
Australian Festival of Chamber Music; Andrew Rankin Photography; Artspaced Inc; Channel 7 News; Danny Tucker Photography; Full Throttle Theatre Company; Insight Creative; Jasper Design; Jinx Images; John De Rooy Photography; KAPTiV Media; Katelyn Aslett Design; Ken Goldstein Photography; Kristof Schrader Photography; La Luna Youth Arts; Northern Exposure Photography; Out of the Blue Events; Perc Tucker Regional Gallery; Southern Cross Austereo; Studio 2 Gallery; TBD Communication & Design; The Marketing Factory; Through the Looking Glass Photography; ; Townsville Bulletin Newspaper; Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts; V8 Supercars Event; Verve Design Studio; Xerox.
Australian Institute of Professional Photography (Sydney); Almost Anything Web and Graphic Design (Rockhampton); Ayr State High School (Ayr); Illawarra Sports High School (Illawarra); Innisfail State College (Innisfail); Litup Digital and Rusty Gate Films (Sydney); Me&Bond (Brisbane); Melissa Howard Design (Sydney); Neil Wilkinson Photography (England); Queensland College of Art Galleries (Brisbane); Red Eclipse Photography (Brisbane); Simon Cardwell Photography (Sydney); Studio Output (Nottingham, UK); That’s Life! Magazine (Sydney); Ten Days on the Island Festival (Tasmania); V8 Supercars (Gold Coast); Zaro Cultural Gallery (Home Hill); ZigZag Lane Sound Effects (Sydney)
Selected other industry partners
Creative Partnerships, Cairns Regional Council; Dance North; Kirwan High School; Literature in North Queensland (LiNQ); Pimlico High School; Regional Excellence in Arts and Culture Hubs – Education Queensland; Stephen de Jersey Architects; Tourism Operators and Businesses Magnetic Island (TOBMI); Townsville Hospital Foundation; Townsville Military Museum.
JCU “in-house” partnerships
Department of Anthropology
JCU Student Association
School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences
The Cairns Festival has close ties with JCU and is keen to involve students in their programs. JUTE Theatre also welcomes JCU students and provides encourage them to be aware of professional development opportunities for them.
KickArts Contemporary Arts has a long-standing relationship with JCU that covers a wide range of ongoing projects and opportunities. With JCU support, KickArts established its fine art printmaking studio, Djumbunji Press, in Cairns.
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery in Townsville has a strong connection with the School of Creative Arts. For almost two decades it has hosted student group exhibitions, and academic staff and higher degree students hold major solo exhibitions at the gallery. Many of the staff at PTRG hold qualifications from JCU and Director Frances Thomson is a member of our Industry Advisory Board.