Propel Youth Arts WA

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53 James Street, Perth WA 6000, Australia
Propel Youth Arts WA aims to transform Western Australia into a place where young people are able to reach their creative potential, through connecting, supporting and promoting artists, arts workers and organisations in Western Australia.
Propel offers a range of services and programs for young people to engage in the world of the arts, providing support, information, referral and advocacy for the youth arts sector.

Propel provides;

- A fortnightly e-zine with the latest news, events, opportunities and grants from the arts sector.
- Promotion of news and events through our free website listings, fortnightly e-zine and social media.
- A range of online resources, and arts industry information, including AMPLIFIER, a free arts business guide.

We also run a range of programs and projects including;

- The KickstART Festival, an annual event celebrating National Youth Week with workshops, live entertainment, forums, markets heaps more!
- ArtsCAMP, a week long creative experience for 15-17 year olds, introducing them to the arts industry in Western Australia
- Drug Aware YCulture Metro, a project funding and skills development initiative providing arts grants of up to $3000
- MOSAIC, a photography project, capturing the collective memory of one day in Western Australia
- The Restoring Hope Art Exhibition, run as a part National Refugee Week, to allow young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to tell their story through art.
- Home is Where My Heart Is, a photography project coordinated in association with the Youth Affairs Council of WA which teams photographers with young homeless people to capture their interpretation of 'home.'


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2017 KickstART Festival

02 Feb 2017

Do you love the arts? Do you want to gain events experience and have a lot of fun, all while contributing to Perth's growing arts scene? If yes, sign up as a KickstART 2017 volunteer right now!


02 Feb 2017

It's that time of year again - free market stalls are available at KickstART Festival Day right now! If you are a young creative aged 12-26, or a youth organisation apply NOW before our February 13th deadline.

Free stalls available at KickstART Markets

09 Feb 2016

Apply for a free stall at the KickstART Markets in 2016!

The biggest event on the KickstART Festival calendar, the KickstART Markets feature young people selling their hand-made or vintage wares and youth-focused organisations holding information booths, with plenty interactive activities on offer.

Registrations close 5pm on Friday 26 February, so get onto it!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 2015 KickstART Festival

29 Jan 2015

Want to gain invaluable events experience, meet industry contacts and contribute to Perth's growing arts scene? Volunteer at the KickstART Festival 2015!

ARTIST CALLOUT: youth sculpture mentorship!

29 Jan 2015

Propel Youth Arts WA is offering two young creatives an unpaid mentorship to work with multidisciplinary artists Calvin Chee and Matt McVeigh, to conceive, create and install a large ephemeral and interactive public art installation for the 2015 KickstART Festival, during National Youth Week.