Tag Archives: Youth Arts

2020 Tunes

Here we are in 2020! This is my last year as Creative Producer Regional Youth for Country Arts SA and Carclew – my last day will be 22nd October 2020 – so hit me up if you have ideas, need support, wanna brainstorm a new creative youth arts project. That’s what I’m here for. To […]

On Writing Place

Done. We made it to the finish line. We brought together fourteen emerging regional playwrights from across regional Australia with mentors Emily Steel, Mary Anne Butler and Caleb Lewis for nine days. We laughed, cried, ate, learned, dreamed, connected, created, wrote. Here is a little snapshot of what Writing Place looked like and what it […]

Squad Development

In creating the structure and the budget for Art Squad, one of the core things we wanted each of the squad to have was space to explore and invest in their particular pathway. Specifically I wanted for each squad member to have actual dollars they could invest in their professional development. I’ve had this kind […]

Getting off the Ground: Regional National Studio

Back in April 2018 (!) I sent this message to Fraser Corfield, the Artistic Director of Australian Theatre for Young People: Fraser sent back a detailed reply, opening with: “Great to hear from you! Congrats on the new job, sounds like a fabulous position. So the short answer with this is yes, always keen to […]

Meet the Squad

Meet the Squad   The selection is official and the news is out!   Meet our Art Squad:   Lyall Ware- Campbell (19) he/him Ceduna Lyall is a proud Aboriginal man and the oldest of 6 siblings. His skill set is in digital media (film, photography, audio, music making) and he is passionate about setting […]

Selecting the Squad

It was an incredible process to see applications for Art Squad roll in. And it was a tough decision to select the final nine. All of the applications were inspiring and interesting and an introduction to a new cohort of creative makers, leaders and doers. ¬† The selection process had two distinct layers. The first […]

Building the Squad

  Applications are now open for Art Squad, the first dedicated project from the Creative Producer, Youth program. All of the information about Art Squad, including how to apply is at this link.   So why Art Squad? Art Squad is a starting place that has grown from the questions I posed right at the […]

A HotHouse: Sleepless, soulful & sometimes silly.

Over the June long weekend 13 creative practitioners passionate about working with young people and in exploring regional practice converged on Whyalla. Attendees of the Youth Arts Facilitator HotHouse spent the weekend sharing practice, reflecting on personal and professional goals, scheming new ideas, unpacking big questions, being inspired by Whyalla and each other and considering […]

Voices from 2028: Jess Martin

Four creative young people shared a letter from the future with the Country Arts SA whole of staff gathering in February, 2018.   This letter is from Jessica Martin.   Jess Martin is a writer and textile artist who grew up in Port Pirie and spent a lot of time at the Port Pirie Regional […]

Voices from 2028: Jesse Budel

Four creative young people shared a letter from the future with the Country Arts SA whole of staff gathering in February, 2018. ¬† This letter is from Jesse Budel. ¬† Jesse Budel is a South Australia composer and sound artist, currently completing a PhD at Elder Conservatorium¬† in ecological sound art. In 2017, he received […]