A pilot program in Port Macquarie will give senior high school students the opportunity to focus on 'community, citizenry and processes of democracy'.
Picture Justice Australia is a joint program by Charles Sturt University and Swinburne University of Technology.
The intensive 6-day workshop introduces year 11 and 12 students to civics, ethical interviewing techniques, design thinking, photography, narrative development and story editing.
The founder of the program CSU Port Macquarie Lecturer in Design Willhemina Wahlin said they wanted to find out more information about young people in regional Australia.
"Through the workshops, participants will build a unique skill set that fosters collaboration and innovative ways to tell the stories of their community," Ms Wahlin said.
We want to learn more about what young regional Australians think about their community, their role as citizens within it, and what kinds of processes of democracy they already participate in.Willhemina Wahlin
Ms Wahlin said they are looking for a range of participants who have different interests.
"Designers are used to working with people from areas outside of design, and we love that kind of collaboration... we are hoping to share that way of working with participants.
"So, if you're interested in politics, science, law, design, arts or culture, we're keen for you to apply. We are also really encouraging Indigenous youth from the area to apply."
Applications for the Picture Justice Australia program will be open from Monday 1 to Tuesday 30 April 2019.
Details on the workshop program and research study can be found on www.picturejusticeaustralia.org
The program will run during the school holidays from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 July.