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Upcoming events, news + opportunities
achines & Makers invites the community to celebrate and explore the exceptional craft skills of the past with an exhibition created through a healthy obsession for sewing machines by invited contemporary artists, Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Geoffrey Drake Brockman, Stuart Elliott, Eva Fernandez, Judith Forrest, Tee Ken Ng, Coral Lowry, Angela McHarrie, Nalda Searles, Linda van der Merwe and Susie Vickery.
An Aussie take on a fairytale classic comes to life at Phoenix Theatre this July as Puss in Boots gets a bush makeover. Written by Judith Prior, Puss in Thongs is a pantomime for the whole family that follows the adventures of Puss and Harry as they set out to find wealth and romance.
After school improv program. Process-driven Drama to build confidence, creativity and fun! Be present, flexible, playful, bold! Be yourself.
The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Tuesday Night Orchestra will take you back to the 1960’s with this groovy program of music composed by Oliver Nelson and featuring local hip cat, Tom O’Halloran on Hammond organ.
Director Lynne Devenish is throwing political correctness out the window when she brings her baffling murder mystery spoof Prepare To Meet Thy Tomb to the stage at Guildford’s Garrick Theatre this month.
The WA premiere of a musical following the lives of women in a British prison – and their relationships in a variety of traumatic circumstances – is the latest offering from Blak Yak Theatre this winter. Bad Girls – The Musical is based on the UK TV series featuring female inmates in the fictional Her Majesty’s Prison Larkhall.
The most successful comedy farce of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this July and August. Written by Ray Cooney and directed Susan Vincent, Run For Your Wife had a nine-year run in London’s West End after debuting in 1983.
Harbour Theatre is bringing this classic story of conflict and survival to life for their July/August season. Directed by Sarah Christiner, ‘Lord of the Flies’ is very much a coming of age story, with Nigel Williams’ stage adaptation highlighting the brutal reality of surviving alone in the elements.
Terrible is the seductive temptation to do good!
One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies – first performed in 1598 – comes alive at Belmont’s Latvian Centre Theatre this August. Directed by Joanne Lamont for ARENAarts, Much Ado About Nothing is the story of Messina soldiers returning home from war victorious to reunite with their prospective brides.
Internationally-acclaimed and Grammy award-winning producer, composer and pianist Michael Abene joins the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra from the illustrious jazz institute, University of Music and Performing Graz (KUG).
From the company that brought you the sell-out season of The Secret Garden Project, comes a brand new psychological drama set around an eco-disaster. The Trembling Giant is an explosive and emotional journey exploring the polarised issue of humanity versus the natural world in a race for survival.
Father Costello and his flock of nuns are back in the habit this August when their previous high spirits are dashed by a troublesome ghost. Written and directed by Noel O’Neill, Hail Mary 2: The Haunting comes to the Old Mill Theatre this August, presented in conjunction with Maverick Theatre Productions.
Attending this spectacular evening will evoke your most innate feelings. Coupling compassion with indulgence, this gala event will electrify your senses.
Heading to Perth for the first time after a sell-out season off Broadway, this hilarious musical will be just the antidote we need in the lead up to yet another US presidential election drama.
A Celebration of the Golden Era of Jazz. As the classic Duke Ellington song goes…“It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing.”
Join the Australian Chamber Orchestra for a free three-hour string workshop in Perth on Thursday 20 October 2016. Applications due Friday 9 September.
This revival of Moliere's classic 17th Century satire is divine intervention gone mad!
Entries have opened for the City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards 2016 to young artists 12 - 25 years. The theme for this year is 'Unseen'. Entries close Sunday 31 July.
The program that's won Best Independent Program five years in a row at Fringe World Festival returns with a new collaboration between The Blue Room Theatre and State Theatre Centre of Western Australia that will see Studio Underground function as the third venue in a season that already boasts The Blue Room Theatre's two performance spaces.
We have a fantastic opportunity for an arts worker to join our team. As the Project Development Officer, you will be responsible for the administration, coordination and delivery of Propel’s programs, mainly the Healthway Drug Aware YCulture Metro grants program and Amplifier.
Town of Claremont proudly presents its third annual Art Award and Exhibition at Claremont Quarter. Submissions are welcome from all emerging and established artists aged 16 and over who reside in WA.
Propel wants to bring together an enthusiastic ensemble of musicians, visual artists, performance makers, designers, dancers, photographers, directors, sound designers, lighting designers, and writers – to name a few! We want it all, whatever your art form, we want to hear from you!
It's coming up to Annual General Meeting time in April and so here is your chance to nominate to join the Propel Board! All Propel members are eligible to apply to join the Board if they have been members of Propel Youth Arts WA for a minimum of one month as at Sunday 27 March 2016.
Propel Youth Arts WA is inviting young people, aged 12 to 25, from across Western Australia, to participate the 2016 Sketchbook Project. From DaVinci, to Beethoven, to Hemmingway, to Kahlo, sketchbooks have provided a space for the greatest works and stories of our time to grow. Tell your own story using a sketchbook, provided free of charge by Propel.
The National Youth Week Planning Committee have put together an exciting opportunity for young artists to exhibit and sell their work during the 2016 KickstART Festival, as the KickstARTISTS Exhibition makes its return in a brand new venue!
Do you want to gain invaluable events experience, meet industry contacts and contribute to Perth's growing arts scene? We want you to help out and volunteer at the KickstART Festival 2016!
Entries are now open for Bunbury Regional Art Galleries biennial survey of the South West.
The 2016 Baysie Youth Fest is coming up and it is going to be MASSIVE! The festival will feature the Sound Overload Music Competition, Art Market stalls, Skate, Scooter and BMX clinics, outdoor games, chill out space and more!
In 2016 our flagship schools’ program, ACO Academy, is being held in Brisbane. ACO Academy an essential experience for any talented young string musician who wants to be challenged and inspired in a professional learning environment.
It’s that time of year again! Time to apply for a 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 (creative stallholders), and youth-focused organisations holding information booths, with plenty interactive activities on offer.
Propel is on the lookout for a young artist to design a striking image that will become the unifying logo for the KickstART Festival, National Youth Week in 2016. This is your opportunity to showcase your work across WA and you will also receive a $500 fee for your work!
There is an exciting opportunity for three talented young people to complete an internship at Propel Youth Arts WA on a volunteer basis. Interns will be assisting providing assistance with KickstART Festival planning for National Youth Week 2016.
On Saturday 26 September 2015 , Propel Youth Arts WA once again invites you to join us in documenting 24 hours of life in Western Australia directly through your eyes! Register, capture and submit your image and it will be displayed in an exhibition at 140 William!
The Department of Culture and the Arts next funding round for applications to the Young People and the Arts funding program is now open! The program supports arts workers and practitioners aged 26 years and under, as well individuals, groups and organisations creating work with and/or for young people.
Celebrating its thirteenth year, the 2015 Emerging Artist Award presented by Brierty is now open for entries, closing at 5pm Friday 18 September 2015. The City of South Perth Award provides upcoming artists and arts students with the opportunity to exhibit their work to the wider community, as well as a chance to share in $7,000 worth of prizes!
We need YOU! Enthusiastic volunteers aged 15-25 are being called to action, to join the 2016 National Youth Week Planning Committee and assist in the planning and decision-making for your festival – the 2016 KickstART Festival. Register your interest to get involved!
Get up and get skills by doing free workshops taught by professional artists, inspired by the elements of hip hop culture including break dance, urban art and DJ-ing as part of City of Mandurah Youth Development's new Elementz Hip Hop Program.
Show Us Your Pride is our inaugural short film competition presented by Pride WA for PrideFEST 2015. To celebrate 25 fabulous years of Pride in Western Australia, we are offering amateur filmmakers of all ages and skill levels the chance to create a short film to show us how you embrace diversity - within your community, class, family and friends.
As We Are is running a free 4-week term of art workshops this coming August for children and young people who have an intellectual disability aged 6-18 years.
Acclaimed acting coach Elizabeth Kemp – private teacher to three-time Academy Award best actor nominee Bradley Cooper (American Sniper, Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle) – is returning to Perth this July.
The City of Nedlands Emerge: Youth Art Awards is open to young people aged 12–25 years. Artworks must be two dimensional – print, photography, painting, drawing, etc. The brief for 2015 is Transition.
The Town of Claremont is welcoming submissions for the annual Art Award, Exhibition & Sale. The award is open to all Western Australian artists and has a prize pool of $10 000.
The Blue Room Theatre and PICA are now welcoming applications for Summer Nights, our hand-crafted program of theatre, dance and performance at FRINGE WORLD in Perth, taking place Jan 22 – Feb 21 2016.
We are currently calling-out for additional panel members for Drug Aware YCulture Metro, which is Propel’s funding and skills development initiative, providing arts grants of up to $3000 for young people aged between 12-26.
Calling all quality food vendors, trucks and businesses... Here's your chance to serve up your own culinary creations during the upcoming smörgåsbord of youth activity that is the 2015 KickstART Festival!
Want to gain invaluable events experience, meet industry contacts and contribute to Perth's growing arts scene? Volunteer at the KickstART Festival 2015!
Calling all actors wanting to make a change in the new year – applications for The Gap in 2015 are now open.The Actors’ Hub has a special 40-week part-time course that aims to reduce the gap between high school drama and Australia’s leading acting schools.