Youth Week WA KickstART Festival

For over eight consecutive years, the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival has offered young people aged 12 - 26 an extensive range of free workshops, forums, performances, programs, and special events every April. Stay in touch with us to find out about the plans for KickstART in 2019 as they're made available later this year!


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Do you want to program next year's festival?

Are you an emerging artist and interested in an opportunity to provide the creative direction for a large-scale festival for young people?

That's right Propel Youth Arts WA is again on the hunt for a Creative Coordinator for the 2019 Youth Week WA KickstART Festival. We are looking for someone who is passionate about youth arts, has excellent networks within the WA arts industry and is not afraid of a challenge.

Highlights of KickstART 2018

About Youth Week WA

Youth Week WA (formerly National Youth Week WA), is an annual statewide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to our community throughout Western Australia. 

More than 100 events take place across the State each year, many of which have received a Youth Week WA grant provided by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Communities.


KickstART Conversations

KickstART Conversations is a new podcast series that launched in 2018, featuring interviews with the inspirational artists and young people behind this year’s Youth Week WA KickstART Festival. 

KickstART in previous years

Check out the history of the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival from its inception in 2011, by clicking the below links.

Further information

The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2018 is presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, and is funded by the State Government of Western Australia. The KickstART Festival is also supported by Lotterywest and the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority.

All enquiries can be directed to or 08 9328 5855.