2016 Youth Arts Summit

Registration closes on Friday 1 July at 5pm AEST. Please note that this is an invitation only event.

The Youth Arts Summit brings together artists and arts workers who engage children and young people to make art.  These practitioners work across the country using a range of arts and cultural practices to best support the stories and ideas of young Australians.

This three-day residential Summit on Milson Island, Hawkesbury River on 29-31 July 2016 will provide practitioners with the opportunity to explore a range of topics that are important to them. Using a combination of formal and informal programming, the attendees set their own agenda. There will be space for peer support, learning, workshops, exchange, open space sessions, guest speakers, networking and reflection. Most importantly, the Summit will harness the skills within the sector to identify practical solutions for sustainability and innovation.

The Youth Arts Summit will provoke wide and diverse discussion and interpretation around youth arts and what the sector can achieve.

The Diversity of Youth Arts

“The most incredible thing about our part of the arts sector is our diversity. We work with pregnant people, babies, infants, toddlers, teenagers, young people and young adults. We work with parents, carers, teachers, youth workers, midwives and nurses. If your work is about engaging people aged 0 to 30 in arts and cultural participation then we want you to feel welcomed at this Summit. There are very few opportunities for us to get together and talk about our ideas, our issues and how we want our practice to develop.”  

Lenine Bourke, Summit Facilitator 

Image: Recreation Hall, Milson Island
Image: Recreation Hall, Milson Island
Venue: Milson Island, Hawkesbury River.

Featured Guests

Image credit: Claudia Vickers


Friday, 29 July to Sunday 31 July

Image credit: Matthew Coslovi


Milson Island, Hawkesbury River, NSW
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