The Good School is a brand new creative initiative based in Hobart. It brings together a focused group of students and professional creatives to collaborate, co-operate and ideate to make the world a better place. Think of it as part internship, part school, part think tank, and an opportunity for emerging creatives to do good, make industry connections and develop real-world skills.
Who’s running The Good School?
The Good School is organised by Before Creative, a Hobart-based advertising agency. We believe in good ideas, good design, and in doing good wherever we can. We also want to help emerging creatives (we’ve been there) – so we created The Good School.
What’s the plan?
We’ll find a cause that we’re all passionate about, then we’ll figure out how we can use our combined creativity to do some good. Classes will be a mix of conversations, collaborative studio time, and both solo and group idea development. Along your journey you’ll work on real briefs with the support of industry professionals. And because we know that next steps after completing your creative education can be confusing, we’ll help you find a path forward once The Good School is finished.
When is it?
The Good School is set to begin January 2020. It’s a six-week program with a commitment of one day per week (plus a bit of extra time for thinking and creating).
Are we an actual school?
While you won’t graduate with an official accreditation, you will leave with a heap of knowledge, industry connections, ongoing support from The Good School community, and maybe even some ongoing freelance work.
What sort of students are we looking for?
We want students who are ready to work in the creative industry, are eager to learn and interested in the power of ideas. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
What does it cost
The Good School will cost you nothing but time – though we know that your time is valuable. That’s why, in exchange, we’ll provide you with a head start in a competitive creative industry, assistance to pursue your next step of choice, promotion of you and your good work, an ongoing support network and the good feeling that comes with doing good. We’ll also ensure fair payment is made for any profit-generating work – all terms will be clear and agreed upon before we get to work.
How to apply
To be part of the school, we want you to answer a question: If you could invent a robot that made the world a better place, what would it do?
Send us your answer (in whatever format feels most appropriate) along with a copy of your CV and/or portfolio. Applications are open now and close 5pm November 18. All applicants will be notified by November 22. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted to organise a time to meet our team. Successful applicants will be notified December 6.
Come along to our information night at Room for a Pony on Nov 13, 6pm.
Register your interest
If you’d like to find out more about The Good School and how you can be involved, come along to our information night in early November. Register your interest below and we’ll send you the details as soon as they’re on hand.