About Blak Masterclasses

BLAK Masterclasses are for First Nations Victorian creatives who are making content that is under-represented in the national culture, people working at the margins of traditional media.

The goal of the program is to give First Nation people new insights and tools to help them create content that breaks through barriers.

There are two parts to the program:


In part one, a series of masterclasses will explore how to choose the right project from among myriad possibilities, bring a team of people together around it, finance its production, and share its risks and rewards.

Running across the four masterclasses, we will put learning into practice with a class project focused on a search for great content ideas.

By the end of part one we will have a small slate of exciting creative ideas developed to pitch stage – and for each idea, a team ready to take it forward.

The masterclass program will comprise of four one-day masterclasses developed and delivered by COMPTON SCHOOL:

• Saturday 10 November 2018

• Saturday 17 November 2018

• Saturday 19 January 2019

• Saturday 2 February 2019


In part two, teams will take their ideas to the next stage.

Teams will receive instruction to assist them in meeting the organisational, resourcing and production challenges of moving their project forward.

The goal will be to give these projects their best shot at getting into production and in front of audiences.

The Masterclass program will comprise of a 5 week Program of 3 days per week developed and delivered by YOUTHWORX.

Week 1 Mon 3rd - 5th Dec 2018

Week 2 Mon 10th - 12th Dec 2018

Week 3 Mon 17th - 19th Dec 2018


Week 4 Mon 7th - 9th Jan 2019

Week 5 Mon 14th - 16th Jan 2019

In summary, the goal of BLAK Masterclasses is three-fold:

1. To teach participants the fundamentals of coming together in teams to create great content.

2. To run a live search for great content ideas they can develop together.

3. To take the best ideas forward with the goal of reaching production.

Cost: $350 inclusive for both components.

All applications due by October 15th 2018