OPEN YOUR EYES PK Sessions - Propel Youth Arts WA


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As part of the OPEN YOUR EYES Program, Country Arts WA hosted its very own two-part series of PK Sessions open to a public audience at the Queens Park Theatre in Geraldton, Western Australia

These events were open to local and visiting audiences to watch as arts practitioners, workers and leaders showcase their collaborative projects, artistic portfolios and innovative ideas.

Propel Youth Arts WA is an arts organisation based in Perth, Western Australia which delivers services and resources to young artists and art groups.
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OPEN YOUR EYES PK Sessions - Propel Youth Arts WA

  1. 1. Propelling Youth Arts Propel Youth Arts WA
  2. 2. <ul><li>About Propel Youth Arts WA </li></ul><ul><li>The peak body for youth arts in Western Australia dedicated towards creating opportunities for young people to engage in the arts </li></ul><ul><li>Our mission is to connect, support, and promote youth arts and culture in Western Australia </li></ul><ul><li>Our programs span across all art forms and our work is focused on arts advocacy, skills development and access to opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Our team is small but strong! </li></ul><ul><li>Monique Douglas – Executive Director </li></ul><ul><li>Alison Doran – Accounts Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa D’Andrea – Marketing Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Gemma McDonald – JUMP Program Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Emiko Kinoshita – Programs Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Lex Randolph – Project Development Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Alice Farley – Project Officer </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Amplifier – is a free arts business workshop and forum program designed to sharpen the arts business skills of Perth emerging artists and arts workers aged 18 – 30 years </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Jam packed with workshops, forums and networking session to give young creatives the business to their arts and start their own recipe for success! </li></ul><ul><li>This year’s Amplifier featured workshops on project management, media releases and marketing, creative spaces, pricing, music management and more. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Thank- you it was great!” Nude Design Studios </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>“ The information I have gained is incredible and I can’t wait to be a part of the arts community next year” Michelle Endersbee – Merredin </li></ul><ul><li>“ I had such a great time meeting new people and trying new art forms” Indyana Chambers Galloway - Geraldton </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Drug Aware YCulture Metro – project funding and skill development initiative to provide arts grants of up to $3000 </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>“ Thank you for your advice and helping us with the process of applying for the grant, organising the event and the project journal.” Threshold </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>“ Working in the gallery allowed me to approach our work in a different way…and will enrich our future dance making. I feel that this project has helped us clarify the direction of the end work.” Quindell Orton, Anything is Valid Dance Theatre (AIVDT) </li></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>JUMP is the Australia Council’s national mentoring program for young and emerging artists </li></ul>
  10. 13. The largest artist mentoring program nationally, JUMP indentifies and promotes excellence in artistic practice Identify a leading arts professional and accelerate your career through a one-on-one mentoring relationship Applications are now open for the 2012 JUMP program and close October 28 th 2011
  11. 14. <ul><li>National Youth Week - is the largest celebration of young people in Australia with numerous events and activities held across the country. Propel hosts the flagship event the KickstART Youth Markets for the launch of NYW in Western Australia </li></ul><ul><li>NYW is about young people getting involved and being part of their communities </li></ul>
  12. 15. “ It was such a great day and I would be definitely interested in doing it again next year.” Frances Robins (KickstART Youth Markets stall holder) “ Everything was great and I was very glad to be have involved. Great work Propel  .” Jessie Stoelwinder (KicktsART Youth Markets Stallholder)
  13. 16. Pollinate – a series of networking forums providing a platform to connect, discuss and explore arts forms and issues in the creative industries
  14. 17. <ul><li>Network with young people, artists, arts and community workers and connect pathways </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was really interesting and I got to meet people that I have been wanting to meet for ages now!” Nicola Davison </li></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>twentyten + 1 – a seriously innovative series of arts workshops </li></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>“ Just got the E-zine from Propel and got quite excited about the workshops on offer!” Made On The Left Blog </li></ul><ul><li>“ Explore the art of fashion from the best…learn everything you need to create your own look.” Fall Victim Fashion Blog </li></ul><ul><li>“ Participants benefited from facilitators sharing their knowledge and built relationships with peers.” Martine Linton – twentyten Coordinator </li></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Propel Youth Arts WA is your one stop shop to find out more about youth arts and culture in WA </li></ul><ul><li>Get the latest info, happenings, news, opportunities in the WA arts scene with our fortnightly E-zine </li></ul><ul><li>Check out our website @ for heaps of tips, resources and ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Propel Youth Arts WA believes all young people should have the opportunity to engage in the arts </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>Propel Youth Arts WA would like to thank our sponsors for supporting youth arts and culture in Western Australia </li></ul>