① All Youth Week WA KickstART Talks are free of charge
② Register online to confirm your attendance
③ Ensure you arrive 10 minutes prior to the talk
④ Bring a notebook and pen!
Are you a young person who would like some advice or guidance on your career in the arts? Passionate about a project, but not sure who to talk with next? Zal Kanga-Parabia and Bella Ndayikeze, the 2019 WA Youth Week Ambassadors, are inspirational young people who are motivated about helping others! At this event, enjoy a one-on-one chat with Zal or Bella about the direction of your emerging career, your experience in the arts, or any projects you’ve been brainstorming recently.
Can creative practice constitute a form of political protest? How can artists also be advocates, activists or anarchists? Join local speakers as they attempt to answer these questions, in relation to their own intersections of artistic practice and political intent. Speakers include: Michelle Bui, Marziya Mohammedali, Saoirse Nash and Jakob Boyd from local DIY publisher Hectic Measures Press, and a representative from Climate Strike.
Join two entrepreneurs still in their 20’s; Brittany Garbutt from Pretzel and Zac Duggan from Peddle Perth. These young people have used determination, enthusiasm and a little bit of surrealism to turn their visions into iconic staples of any night out in Northbridge. In this talk and extended Q&A, Brit and Zac will discuss what it means to run a business when most of your friends are still completing University, and how to do all of this hard work while sustaining your personal life.
Six emerging creatives share their thoughts and experiences from the Still Here LGBTQIA+ Lab. Still Here is a lab which amplifies the visibility of LGBTQIA+ artists in Western Australia, and offered developmental opportunities for six emerging practitioners. Participants were invited to experience and embody the practice of acclaimed transgender artist Cassils during their performance, exhibition and lecture at PICA during the Perth Festival.
Presented in collaboration with PICA, this friendly forum aims to equip artists and arts workers with tools to be healthier, happier (maybe?) and a little more hydrated. Even if you don’t work in the arts sector, you are absolutely welcome to attend and participate as you please. Featuring homemade advice from young and emerging local speakers such as Mark Briffa (aka: BoyName), Simone Detourbet, and Sam Nerida.
An anonymous Q&A style panel about sexuality, sexual health, body positivity, respectful relationships, consent and ethical pornography. Audiences are invited to submit questions anonymously, via a text message or handwritten note, for our taboo trained panel of representatives from Youth Pride Network (YPN), SHQ, Smut Club and Magenta.
Esther McDowell / Yabini Kickett is a Noongar woman with ties to Ballardong, Nyaki-Nyaki, Wadjuk and Bibbulmun clan groups. As an emerging multidisciplinary arts practitioner, she is committed to tackling misconceptions in relation to her role as a young Aboriginal artist. In this talk, Esther will discuss how she began taking herself seriously as an independent artist and address some of the hurdles she continuously works through in her career.
The Youth Week WA KickstART Festival 2019 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 City of Perth.
All enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9328 5855.