Local Work for the Dole participants, with an interest in the arts, are part of a mural art project at the Artists Workshop.

The Work for the Dole participants, together with their supervisors will be presenting mural design concepts to staff at St Michael’s Association for selection of the final piece that will be permanently installed at St Michael’s.

CVGT Australia Acting CEO John Lynch said that the company was delighted to partner with St Michael’s in this project that provides Work for the Dole participants with an interest in the arts, with valuable work experience.

“Work for the Dole activities help job seekers learn new skills and improves their chance of finding a job while giving back to the community.

“The St Michael’s project has provided our Work for the Dole participants with a fantastic opportunity to develop work-like skills in the arts industry.

“Participants have worked closely with their supervisors to develop a project brief from which some unique mural design concepts have been developed, once one concept has been chosen, participants will create the mural,” Mr Lynch said.

The participants have utilised the local surroundings to develop the concepts, which are based on social inclusion. These same participants are enjoying the opportunity to learn a range of new skills associated with the art industry.

“This project is a great opportunity for Work for the Dole participants to develop art related skills in a supported environment,” Mr Lynch added.

Work for the Dole is funded by the Australian Government as part of Employment Services 2015-2020.

St. Michaels Association Inc. is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation, providing accommodation and support to Tasmanian people with intellectual and physical disabilities for more than 47 years.

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