Looking for inspiration for your next project? Check out some of the past funded projects from the Drug Aware YCulture Metro program.
LIFE IN MINIATURE (2012)
ANYTHING IS VALID DANCE THEATRE | $3000
Life in Miniature was a contemporary dance development project for Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre. The young artists worked on creating a site specific work inside a caravan, exploring themes of family road trips and creative movement in a confined space. The development phase culminated in an open rehearsal day, artist talks and workshops for young dancers as well as very successful three week season at the Perth Fringe World Festival and the Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Auspice Organisation: Ausdance WA
YOUTH BALLET WA STUDENTS | $3000
Bailimos (meaning ‘to dance’), was the product of a creative journey between the young dancers of Youth Ballet of WA and contracted choreographer Claire Hill’s tribute to her artistic career in Spain. Almost entirely organised, managed and put together by young people throughout all the aspects of the project including the managing, marketing, choreography and the performance day, Bailimos saw the young dancers involved learn new skills in contemporary dance with a final performance at the Mount Hawthorn Community Centre.
Auspice Organisation: Youth Ballet of WA
IN SHORT (2012)
UNKEMPT DANCE | $3000
A choreographic and performance opportunity for young and emerging artists, they decided to take the initiative to produce a season showcasing a selection of short dance works from some of Perth’s most exciting choreographers.
“Being a part of the In Short process and production period was an invaluable experience for myself as an emerging dance artist. The Unkempt girls dealt with all aspects of In Short with professionalism and attention to detail, whilst still maintaining a collaborative discussion on all matters that arose. Tasks were delegated which gave the dancers a sense of responsibility and inclusion in the decision process as well as spreading a small part of the work load they so graciously took on board.”Nicole Ward (Artist/Choreographer)
Auspice Organisation: STRUT Dance
MULTIPLE MOBS OF 1 (2012)
EMMA FISHWICK AND ASHLEIGH BERRY | $3000
A new media driven live performance work, Multiple Mobs of 1 explored the mentalities and mechanisms behind mass gatherings and mob rule, specifically how new communication technologies are influencing mass social networks and movements. Consisting of a series of workshops, forums and presentations, this project engaged with multiple technological elements (projectors, tablets, smart phones, live Skype feed) allowing participants to learn new skills in multi-media performance as well as devising small performance installations and short films. This project highlighted the amount of technology we have at our fingertips and how it can easily be infused into performance art.
Auspice Organisation: STRUT Dance
SHIRITORI MEETS PERTH (2012)
SHIRITORI PRESS | $3000
Shiritori Meets Perth involved a series of pop up print studio sessions as part of Fringe World 2013. Nine emerging local artists worked together to each create new print media works based on their existing artistic interests. Over four weekends, Shiritori Press set up their mobile printing press in various Perth CBD locations and produced limited editions of each artist’s prints, made available to the public for purchasing.
Auspice Organisation: Free range Inc.
SWAN GROOVE (2012)
SWAN VIEW YOUTH CENTRE | $3000
The Swan View Youth Centre organised an underage music festival, which showcased the talent of young bands in the Shire of Mundaring. Young people were also given the opportunity to get creative through some various arts activities including urban art workshops, temporary tattoos, and pizza cooking skills as well as visiting a youth artwork exhibition.
“The event offered a great opportunity to promote the Swan View Youth Centre and the services it offers. Many young people took youth health merchandise home with them and therefore several health messages were promoted. Overall we believe the event definitely succeeded in celebrating young people in all different forms and promoting arts in young people.” Swan Groove Team.
Auspice Organisation: Parkerville Children and Youth Centre
TABLE TALKS (2012)
AARON BRADBROOK AND MELANIE MCKEE | $1640
A series of guest lectures and interactive workshops, Table Talks inspired young photographers to continue their practise and make invaluable networks within the Perth arts scene. The project included fortnightly workshops for young photography artists to present and share their work among peers, as well as a series of monthly lectures presented by locally and nationally established artists; both assisting in the development of a photography community and nurturing a future generation of practicing photographers in Perth.
“Thank you so much Propel for giving me the opportunity to create this project. I have gained some invaluable experience and made some fantastic connections. I believe this can only aid in my future career development. I will continually promote Propel as I believe it will inspire future project makers as it has done me.” Aaron Bradbrook, Project Coordinator
Auspice Organisation: Perth Centre of Photography
JOURDAN SUNGKAR AND MARY NOVAKOVICH | $3000
A one-of-a-kind magazine, Infinitism focused on art and graphic design enabling a platform for a wide range of creative expressions. A limited run of 200 copies were printed and launched to the public. Exploring the intersection of art and community, workshops were also held with young people from refugee backgrounds to bring out the participant’s interests and transfer them into a collective magazine that will be sustainable and continue on after the completing of this project.
Auspice Organisation: Metropolitan Migrant Resource centre Inc.
MINNIE & MONA (2012)
THE DUCK HOUSE INC | $3000
MINNIE & MONA was presented by the Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights program at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA). MINNIE & MONA was an exciting new play that explores the mental health issues affecting young people today, whilst telling the tale of two lifelong friends stuck together in an abyss of pointless games and dark desires. Rehearsals comprised of an intensive script editing and reading process in which they structured the piece and received feedback from peers. The production received the Fringe World 2013 ‘Best Theatre Production’ award.
“This project was very fulfilling. It was a great opportunity to be supported to make a new work about issues facing young people today. I’m so glad that the majority of our audience loved it” Kathryn Osborne, Director & Producer