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Celebrating Youth Week

April 8 marked the beginning of National Youth Week, a week-long celebration of young people (aged 12-25) throughout Queensland. 

To mark the occasion, we have collated a list of posts and case studies from the AQ website by young people and about projects involving young people.

For further information on National Youth Week including events occurring across the state and National Youth Week champions go to the PCYC National Youth Week website.

 

Young people and the arts

How do young people engage in the arts? What are their attitudes to the arts and how are they employed?

 

Empire Theatre Projects Company case study

Empire Theatre Projects Company employed a Youth and Community Engagement Facilitator to develop and implement a program of activities. Read about some of the outcomes in our case study.

 

Arts changing the world: one person at a time

Autism Queensland developed and launched Studio G, a post-school transition programs for young adults with high functioning autism. Dr Michael Whelan from Autism Queensland talks about how the mentoring program is supporting young people to develop creative industries skills.

 

Contemporary and World Music case study

A collaboration between Yeronga State High School and singer and songwriter, Leah Scicluna, Contemporary & World Music has transformed music studies at the school. You can read about some of the outcomes in our case study.

 

 The arts of arts education

The arts encourage us to think and analysis in a different way. Music educator, Margie Moore OAM, offers her insights and practical advice on arts education.

 

A publishing journey

Author of Henry’s Holiday and Henry the Goat, Ella Watkins writes about her experience as as a  young writer.

 

Bodja Chair Project case study

Toowoomba State High School students worked with artist Michael Epworth to manufacture chairs based on Jimmy Possum’s 19th century designs.

 

The year that was

Singer and song-writer Greta Stanley describes  her  year in 2014 from attending BigSound, a spot at the Cairns Festival ‘Sunnydayz’ and crowd funding for her Debut EP set.

 

Look out for some new posts over the coming week.

Images from the PCYC National Youth Week website - Event Resoures.

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