Building on our Practice & Participate artist residency program which seeded a number of new works for BANKSTOWN:LIVE, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. is UTP’s artist residency program for 2016-2018.

Over several months, four artists will be in residence with UTP to develop a new place-based work in collaboration with young people from Harris Park and surrounds. This 18-month engagement will culminate in a premiere season in 2018.

The works created during RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. take the form of theatre, music, dance and installation and will be set against the backdrop of suburban Australia in vibrant Harris Park.

RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. gives hands-on industry experience to young people living in Western Sydney in a supported professional context that is process driven. The creative model provides opportunities for young people to engage in all aspects of the making process, from artistic to artistic leadership to production.

Collaborators: Angelique Bickerstaff, Krystal Docker, Anshika Sharma, Harsh Yalam and Kellie Zhao-Culpan

Image by Lucille Acevedo-Jones, Rajni Shah, and Manuel Vason