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!


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KickstART News

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Be a stallholder at the KickstART Festival Market!

This year, we are partnering with Perth Makers Market to bring you the 2019 KickstART Festival Market and we have an exciting opportunity for young budding entrepreneurs under the age of 26.

The KickstART Festival Market will be part of KickstART Festival Day on Saturday 13 April 13, running from 10.00am until 4.00pm, and stallholders can register for a cost of only $20. This is to cover insurance - if you have your own insurance this fee can be waived, which makes it free!

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Still Here: Local Artist Lab Callout

Propel Youth Arts WA, in collaboration with the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts and in association with Perth Festival, is offering a creative development opportunity for local emerging artists aged 18-26.

Still Here is a lab which privileges the visibility of LGBTQIA+ creatives in Western Australia - including visual artists, theatre makers and writers. Five local artists will be selected to work with professional artists, curators and arts workers commencing in February and concluding with a presentation of works as part of the Youth Week WA KickstART Festival (13 - 20 April 2019).

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 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 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, the City of Perth, and the Perth Theatre Trust.

All enquiries can be directed to or 08 9328 5855.