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New partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation

Thu, Oct 22, 2020


Magabala Books is thrilled to announce a significant new partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation to deliver the Indigenous Publishing Cadetship program over four years.

Awarded $320,000 through The Ian Potter Foundation Arts Program in August, Magabala will implement a consecutive two-year cadetship program for two publishing cadets. Each cadetship will provide extensive on-the-job training and mentorship under the supervision of Rachel Bin Salleh, Australia’s only Indigenous book publisher.

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic institution that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. Their investment in the publishing cadetship program represents a significant milestone in Magabala’s philanthropic program.  Of the grant Magabala Chairperson Tony Lee said:

“The Ian Potter Foundation is a long-standing and leading foundation with an impressive track record for funding innovative, successful projects with impact. We are incredibly proud to be embarking on this partnership with the Foundation.”

The Magabala cadetship program seeks to create a meaningful career pathway and leadership opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within the publishing industry.

“This cadetship is about achieving real employment outcomes. A career in publishing needs to be the right fit for the right person and must be culturally safe. The investment from The Ian Potter Foundation will provide cadets with the best possible chance for success.” said Publisher Rachel Bin Salleh.

The first cadetship is also supported by the State Government of Western Australia through a Kimberley Development Commission RED Grant. Recruitment for the first cadet will commence in early 2021.