Programs and Opportunities

Let's Take Over

Let's Take Over offers talented young people (aged 15 to 25) the opportunity to forge a creative career as an artist, producer or programmer.

If you are a talented young person (aged 15 to 25), the Let's Take Over program gives you the opportunity, the budget and the skills to forge a creative career as an artist, producer or programmer – delivered by Darebin Arts Speakeasy.

Successful applicants receive paid industry training over 16 weeks, covering a different topic and skillset with a different expert each week.

Participants will be taught all about developing their ideas, different curatorial approaches, marketing, budgeting, production logistics, access and inclusion, networking and so much more.

These workshops will take place both in person and online. If you don’t have a device or a way of getting online, don’t let this stop you from applying. We’ll be able to help! Contact one of our friendly staff.

In 2022, the Let's Take Over program will result in a multi-artform, participatory festival that can be engaged with in person or online, designed and delivered by the participants of the program.

Let's Take Over will be held in February 2022. Applications have now closed.

Let's Take Over is facilitated by Sarah Austin, Ashleigh Morris, Edwina Green, Cassandra Fumi and Stella Charls.

Lets take over band playing outside

Learn more about Let's Take Over from our alumni

  • Let's Take Over 2020 (see below)
  • Let's Take Over 2019 (see below)
  • Klari Agar talks about Let's Take Over 2019 (see below)
  • Tré Turner talks about Let's Take Over 2019 (see below)
  • Zadie McCracken talks about Let's Take Over 2019 (see below)

Lets take over 2020 artists on stage

Media and Project Contact:

Arts Programmer for Creative Culture and Events
Phone: 0416 742 214
Email: Stella.Charls@darebin.vic.gov.au

Applications for Lets Take Over 2019
Let's Take Over is a professional development program for young producers. Ten talented young people were selected to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre in March 2019 for the inaugural program, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival!
Klari Agar talks about Lets Take Over
After the sensational success of its first iteration, LET’S TAKE OVER, is back for another year! LET’S TAKE OVER gives 10 talented young people the opportunity, the budget and the skills to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre in early 2020, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival.
Lets Take Over 2020
Let’s Take Over is a skills development program run by Darebin City Council
Tre Turner talks about Lets Take Over
After the sensational success of its first iteration, LET’S TAKE OVER, is back for another year! LET’S TAKE OVER gives 10 talented young people the opportunity, the budget and the skills to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre in early 2020, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival.
 
Zadie McCracken talks about Lets Take Over
After the sensational success of its first iteration, LET’S TAKE OVER, is back for another year! LET’S TAKE OVER gives 10 talented young people the opportunity, the budget and the skills to take over the Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre in early 2020, programming the entire building for a one day arts festival.