For Newcastle’s Amy Lewis, the chance to be surrounded by like-minded creatives is definitely a key to success.
Well, Amy now has the chance to do just that after winning The Roost Creative 2020 scholarship.
“I get to use this beautiful creative space and I guess working alongside lots of other creatives allows me to bounce ideas off other people,” Amy said.
“Just having a dedicated workspace as well, really helps to keep you motivated.”
Throughout the year, Amy will be using her scholarship to work on her independently produced publication – The Green Millenial as well as building up her burgeoning freelance graphic design business.
“The Green Millenial is focussed on eco-friendly living and beautiful design,” Amy explained.
“It’s all about encouraging young people, millennials, in particular, to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. It includes lots of handy tips and tricks as well as interviews with young people who are paving the way.
“I’ve already released the first issue, as part of a university project and this year hope to release one or two more and I’ve also got a few local businesses in mind that I would like to approach about stocking the magazine.”
The scholarship saw Amy receive a package, worth more than $7000 that includes a year’s membership (with desk space) at The Roost, 10 mentoring sessions with an advisor from the Business Centre, a chance to showcase work at Newcastle Museum with promo help from Design Kids, $250 to put towards event hosting, $500 for career development and one-on-one sessions with Roost members to learn about different aspects of career development.
Oliver Gaywood from The Roost said the scholarship attracted around 34 entries this year and that the quality of submissions was more than impressive.
“Entries were up on last year which is great and some of the work that came in was just incredible,” he said.
“It was also great to see work submitted across so many different fields – we had some great animators, and a guy who did comic illustration that was just incredible and really encouraging.”
The Roost Creative Scholarship is also supported by Newcastle Museum, The Business Centre and Design Kids.
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