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In 2016, over 7,000 people  JOINed THE CARNIVAL OF CREATIVITY!

The 2016 KickstART Festival - presented as part of National Youth Week - rolled into town once again, hitting the Perth Cultural Centre and various surrounding venues from Saturday 9 - Sunday 24 April. 

Find out all about the KickstART Festival Day, our huge directory of KickstART Workshops, inspiring KickstART Forum discussions, and our many KickstART Special Events, which all happened for free throughout the Festival!

Thank you to all our supporters for making the 2016 KickstART Festival the biggest ever!


KickstART Festival Day, image by Jessica Wyld Photography

KickstART Festival Day, image by Jessica Wyld Photography

The 2016 KICKSTART FESTIVAL

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For the sixth year running, Propel Youth Arts WA called out to all young people across Western Australia: spark your imagination and join the carnival of creativity that is the 2016 KickstART Festival!

The KickstART Festival is a massive series of youth happenings taking over the cultural heart of the city during April, and has become a yearly highlight of the National Youth Week festivities in WA.

While some events are just for young people, there were other events that the whole community can enjoy that showcased the talents of the youth of Perth. Driven by young people with big ideas, the KickstART Festival offers inspiration to all who participate.

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, the KickstART Festival celebrates National Youth Week by delivering an enriching program throughout the Perth Cultural Centre and surrounds, from April 9 - 24, developed for young people by young people. An events calendar listing all WA-based National Youth Week events is available on the DLGC website and the Youth WA Facebook page will be posting photos of events taking place during National Youth Week. Send your snap and a brief caption to youngpeople@dlgc.wa.gov.au to be featured and use the hashtag #nyw2016.

National Youth Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years. More than 100 events - including the KickstART Festival - are expected to take place in WA during National Youth Week in 2016. The KickstART Festival would not be possible without the generous support from the Department of Local Government and Communities, Department of Culture and the Arts, Lotterywest, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, City of Perth, Cathedral Square, the Central Institute of Technology, and Hyperfest.


2016 KICKSTART FESTIVAL PARTNERS


PREVIOUS KICKSTART FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

2015 KICKSTART FESTIVAL

The 2015 KickstART Festival was a huge series of youth arts happenings that took over the cultural heart of the city during April, and has become a yearly highlight of the National Youth Week festivities in Western Australia.

Presented by Propel Youth Arts WA in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, the KickstART Festival delivered an enriching program of arts workshops, discussion forums, performances, live music, special events and activities, throughout the Perth Cultural Centre and surrounds, from April 7 – 27 in 2015. 

This year's KickstART Festival would not have been possible without the generous assistance of the Department of Local Government and CommunitiesDepartment of Culture and the ArtsLotterywestCity of PerthMetropolitan Redevelopment AuthorityPerth Airport and HyperFest.

 

Video credit: Jeremy Tan from Cannonhill Creative

Image credits: Jessica Wyld, Rebecca Mansell and Claire Turner


2014 KICKSTART FESTIVAL

Video credit: Vaughn Hunt from Pistol Shrimp

Image credits: Rebecca Mansell, Rhianna Nelson and Jessica Wyld


2013 KickstART Festival

Video credit: Jeremy Tan & Cannonhill Creative

Image credits: Jarrad Seng