Emerging Voices: Amplifying Issues and Changing Attitudes

March 24, 2022

Attitude Foundation is looking for young people with disability to participate in the inaugural intake of its Emerging Voices program.

Emerging Voices is a mentoring program for being run by Attitude Foundation in partnership with community broadcaster C31 Melbourne, supported by the City of Melbourne.  The purpose of the program is to provide young people with disability the opportunity to gain quality experience in the media industry, and to learn practical and transferable employment skills.

The program has been designed by disability media organisation Attitude Foundation, ensuring that the program is disability-led from the outset. Participants will get hands on experience in all facets of production of content for broadcast media – pre-production, studio and location shoots, presenting and interviewing, editing and post production.  The program will culminate the in the production and broadcast of a half hour program on C31 entirely conceived, produced and hosted by people with disability.

Attitude Foundation aims to empower people with disability on “both sides of the camera” to write and produce original material telling authentic stories of disability.  The Attitude Foundation, producers of the series” Perspective Shift” broadcast on SBS and ABC believes that media is key driver in changing and improving community attitudes towards people with disability

Attitude Foundation CEO Matt Field said “The Attitude Foundation believes that increasing representation of people with disability in key media roles will be a critical driver in improving community attitudes towards people with disability.  The Emerging Voices program aims to create genuine practical pathways for employment for people with disability in media”.

General Manager of C31 Shane Dunlop said “Channel 31 exists to support communities to tell their stories and to promote diversity and social inclusion.  Emerging Voices is a great opportunity for young people with disability to get “hands on” experience working with us a Channel 31”.

The first intake for Emerging Voices commences in May 2022 with a further intake planned later in the year.

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