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It’s your time to join the Youth Week WA Planning Committee


  • Propel Youth Arts WA 53 James Street Northbridge, WA, 6003 Australia (map)
Image by Tasha Faye. 2019 Planning Committee Members (left to right). Alice, George, Patrick & Anastasia

Image by Tasha Faye. 2019 Planning Committee Members (left to right). Alice, George, Patrick & Anastasia

Youth Week WA KickstART Festival is the largest celebration of young people on the Western Australian youth calendar. As part of this, each year we assemble a group of young people aged 14 - 25 to be the driving youth voice of the Festival.

As members of the 2020 Youth Week WA Planning Committee you will play a key role in the planning and decision-making for the design and programming of the Festival.

This is your chance to learn what it takes to build and manage a large scale youth arts event. It’s a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a friendly and passionate environment where you can help promote young people’s ideas and experiences to the broader community.

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

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

As a member of the Planning Committee you will be responsible for:  

  • Brainstorming a theme for Youth Week WA (YWWA)

  • Recommending and helping to coordinate arts workshops, forums, exhibitions, performances and special events (including KickstART Festival Day) to be included as a part of YWWA

  • Assisting with development

  • Assisting in the grassroots promotion of YWWA and KickstART

  • Assisting with running of KickstART events and activities as volunteers

  • Helping out with other Festival related tasks where required  

  • Internship opportunities at Propel Youth Arts WA  

Members can choose their level of involvement but must be able to commit to the project from October 2019 until April 2020

 

WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU

  • To be considered for the YWWA Planning Committee you must:

  • Be aged 14-25 years

  • Be available to attend regular committee meetings

    • If you are regionally based, you can participate via Skype or phone

  • Be available to attend some KickstART Festival events held from 17 – 24 April, 2020.  

  • Be passionate about providing opportunities for young people, and be interested or involved in the arts.

 

KEY DATES

Must be available for the first meeting and majority of following dates below.  

  • Committee Meeting #1 (Induction) | Friday 4 October, 10am – 4pm

  • Committee Meeting #2 | Wednesday 6 November, 5.30pm

  • Committee Meeting #3 | Wednesday 4 December 5.30pm

  • Committee Meeting #4 | Wednesday 8 January 5.30pm

  • Committee Meeting #5 | Wednesday 5 February 5.30pm

Following Meetings TBC.

Applications close 5.00pm on Monday 23 September.

While we wish we could accept everyone to the committee, we only have 25 places available for individuals that can demonstrate passion and commitment to Youth Week.

Successful applicants will be notified and a Committee announced on Friday 27 September.

The first meeting will be a one off induction and team building half-day session, held the following week on Friday 4 October. *note this during school holidays   

FIND OUT MORE

Still have questions? Feel free to call Propel Youth Arts WA on 08 9328 5855 or email hello@propel.org.au.

 Propel Youth Arts WA is an equal opportunity provider who welcomes and encourages all young individuals of any sex, race, disability, religion or sexual orientation to apply.

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