Each year, we ask for kid volunteers with an interest in filmmaking (some of whom are picking up a camera for the first time) and set them the task of documenting a festival. They’re the Kids Reporters! This year, the Kids Reporters program is back for the Way Out West Children’s Festival (WOW).

The Way Out West Children’s Festival is the premier interactive festival celebrating young people’s curiosity and imagination. The festival features some of Australia’s leading artists creating work with, by and for young people and is delivered by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

The WOW Kids Reporters is an exciting media program for children 8 to 12 years and includes training in event reporting, filming techniques and interviews. Coordinated by CuriousWorks, WOW Kids Reporters are supported to work as a team to film the 2022 Way Out West Festival at the Casula Powerhouse.

We are looking for 10 kids from WESTERN SYDNEY who would like to be a WOW Kids Reporter.

As a WOW Kids Reporter, you will have the opportunity to work with the CuriousWorks team who will train and support you with the role, including filming, and reporting.

To apply, you must be:

·         8-12 years old

·         Living in Western Sydney

·         Available for TWO half days of training before the festival

·         Available to attend TWO days of the WOW Festival on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September.

What kind of work do the Kids Reporters do? You can check out their work from this year’s FUNPARK festival, or their video + interviews from the last in-person WOW Festival!