Looking for inspiration for your next project? Check out some of the past funded projects from the Drug Aware YCulture Metro program.
WA BORN THEATRICAL FASHION SHOW (2011)
WA BORN | $3000
WA Born Theatrical Fashion Show was undertaken by a group of young people passionate about theatrical fashion and performing arts. The project showcased the works of eighteen young emerging fashion designers who, through their designs, encompassed the themes of Indigenous indulge and fashion fantasy. The show included an Indigenous film, hip hop fusion performance and cat walk show.
“The most significant highlight of our project was in the success of the performance of the Halo Leadership Boys. The event was an effort to raise awareness of the personal stories of Indigenous youth in Western Australia and the Halo boys did this through both film and dance.” The Team at WA Born.
Auspice Organisation: Colosoul Group Inc
STRAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 1 (2011)
STRAY MAGAZINE | $3000
Stray Magazine produced a publication that showcased artist’s work from various creative industries.The magazine showed the process behind producing the artwork as well as the final product. The magazine gave emerging artists the opportunity to present their work alongside established artists, and encouraged reader interactivity by allowing submission based content.
“This magazine is by the youth for the youth so it was great to go face to face with the reader and really gauge their feedback. Nothing beats the honest truth or getting your hands dirty so physically handing over our mag was a great moment.” Stray Magazine Team.
Auspice Organisation: Nokturnl Events
WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS (2011)
YOUTH BALLET WA STUDENTS | $3000
This project provided a talented group of young dancers the opportunity to work collaboratively with an independent professional choreographer, and to perform an exciting new dance work entitled “Waltz of the Flowers”. The work was a modern take to Tchaikovsky’s music and went on to be performed at several events throughout the year including Youth Ballet WA’s Fundraising Gala.
Auspice Organisation: Youth Ballet WA
CALLUM WOODWARD | $3000
A group of students from Hamiton SHS were mentored by Junkadelic to develop skills in New Orleans street style funk music, performing six events throughout the year. The group devised their own music, and gained professional performance experience.
“Our first performances were at the Fremantle Street Art Festival. This went really well and we were very excited by the audience response. We had excellent time slots and big crowds dancing to our music.” Callum Woodward, 16 years, Alex Ramirez, 15 years, Project Coordinators.
Auspice Organisation: Hamilton SHS P&C Committee
MULTICULTURE ACTING STARS | $3000
Impossible was a film project created and produced by young migrants who portray the cultural differences and issues faced by young migrants to Perth. The young people were mentored by Shanta-Maree Surendran who has experience with Film Bites Youth Film School and the Film and Television Institute.
Auspice Organisation: Metropolitan Migrant Resource Centre
MY WAY (2011)
SALLY BLATCHFORD AND SOFIE BURGOYNE | $3000
A five day workshop series for 14-16 years olds in Perth, My Way consisted of a series of workshops, run by two young and emerging dancers. Exploring ideas surrounding perfection, participants experimented with their own unique movement styles.
“There was a good variation throughout the day that helped the participants continually engaged. It also gave them a range of experiences to take away with them.” Sally Blatchford, 25 and Sofie Burgoyne, 24 Project Organisers.
Auspice Organisation: STRUT Dance Inc
REMOVING THE FOURTH WALL (2011)
SCOTT CORBETT | $3000
A site-specific installation performance project that aimed to shatter the conventional understanding of theatre and explore a contemporary form of performance. It will change and provoke the audience to question not only the possibilities of live theatre but themselves and the lives they lead behind closed doors.
Auspice Organisation: WA Youth Theatre Company
YOUCRE8 SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2011)
YOU CRE8 | $3000
The YouCRe8 Short Film Festival, for both secondary and tertiary students aimed to raise awareness of teenage mental health issues and promote up and coming film students in the local community. The project culminated at a screening night, where an array of films were shown at an outdoor cinema and the winners for the best films in each division were announced.
Auspice Organisation: Youth Focus
STEP RIGHT (2011)
TRENT FLESKENS AND SAM SLAVEN | $3000
Step Right consisted of a program of scheduled, targeted events, providing positive messages of responsibility, drug and alcohol awareness, and healthy living through the medium of entertainment. The program will also acted as a training and development opportunity for young up-and-coming DJ’s producing two under age dance events.
Auspice Organisation: WA Tuck and Machine Repairs
EXPRESS YOURSELF (2011)
AMI WALKER AND JAKE LIPMAN | $3000
A series of urban art workshops with local artist Lady Bananas for young people facing disadvantage. Participants worked on urban art techniques, creating their own art works as well as a group canvas. Final artworks were presented at the Kids & Families Christmas Party, and then hung in the Edmund Rice offices.
Auspice Organisation: Edmund Rice Camps for Kids WA
MONOLOGUE MASTERCLASS (2011)
ZOE HOLLYOAK AND SKYLER ELLIS | $3000
Monologue Masterclass consisted of a workshop series and performance event aimed at young drama students, exhibiting a range of scripted and self-devised monologues. Three full day workshops were held in May and June 2011.
“I loved this Monologue Masterclass and I cannot say how incredibly helpful it was.” Samantha Gill, 17, Project Participant.
Auspice Organisation: Stirling Players Inc
FRIGHT, FIGHT, FLIGHT (2011)
ANNA MORCOMBE AND PETRA CVIJANOVIC | $3000
This project was about working with a number of participants from within mental health groups to produce an artistic exhibition. A series of lively arts workshops were also run in the lead up to the exhibition.
“The best and perhaps more unexpected highlights of the project were the relationships that were established between the participants and facilitators. Relationships were established that carried on outside of the workshops and after the project’s finale that included social relationshops and creative partnerships and projects.” Petra Cvijanovic and Anna Morcombe, Fright, Fight Flight Organisers.
Auspice Organisation: Mental Illness Fellowship of WA
JAY MASIH | $3000
DAVISU-MUDRA was an inter-arts experimental and developmental project where the attributes of four different art forms (namely dance, visual arts, music and drama) were explored. The skills developed through the project were showcased at an event at Perth’s CIA studios.
“The project was a challenge. It was a very enriching experience, artistically and personally. I learnt many skills like body movements, installation development, music composition and devising scenes.” Jay Masih, 19, Project Organiser.
Auspice Organisation: Strut Dance Inc