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HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR PLACE IN AN ECO-FUTURE?

In 2016, over 7,000 people joined the carnival of creativity! The 2016 KickstART Festival - presented as part of National Youth Week WA - was the biggest ever.

Watch this space for information on the 2017 KickstART Festival, which will take place from 31 March - 23 April. We've started rolling out some callouts and have been seeking expressions of interest for artists, stallholders and volunteers. The theme for 2017 is eco-futures and there are some very exciting new initiatives on the way... to be announced in late February!

 


KickstART Festival Day, image by Jessica Wyld Photography

KickstART Festival Day, image by Jessica Wyld Photography

The 2017 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 Western Australia.

While some events are just for young people, there are other events that the whole community can enjoy that showcase the talents of young people in WA. 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 Friday 31 March until Sunday 23 April 2017.

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National Youth Week is Australia’s largest annual celebration of young people aged 12 to 25 years.  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, and Hyperfest.

 

CALLOUTS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE 2017 KICKSTART FESTIVAL


PREVIOUS KICKSTART FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

 

2016 KICKSTART FESTIVAL

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. 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 - took 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 CommunitiesDepartment of Culture and the ArtsLotterywestMetropolitan Redevelopment AuthorityCity of PerthCathedral Square, the Central Institute of Technology, and Hyperfest.

Video credit: Sarah Nelson

2016 KICKSTART FESTIVAL PARTNERS


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