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Art & You: youth working group

Are you between 16 and 27? Love making art? Care about mental health? Then we want you to join Art & You, a new advocacy project to help young people with mental health issues engage in the arts. 

  • Applications for the Art & You youth working group are now closed! If you'd like more information about the project, please contact Arts Access Victoria

Arts Access Victoria is seeking 15 young people with experience of mental health issues to help us co-design a new resource to empower young people to talk about why art-making is important in their lives. It could be a video, a digital zine, posters... we want to hear all of your ideas! 

The project is specifically for young people who have experienced mental health issues. You don’t need to tell anyone about your mental health but we are hoping to get some great info and advice from people who’ve been there.

What’s involved?

  • 3 or 4 workshops over summer (snacks provided!) where you'll collaborate with other young people and share your ideas in an inclusive and creative space
  • Reviewing an existing resource for adults and telling us what would be different for young people
  • You'll get a $25 JB Hi-fi voucher for every session you participate in!

Who is involved?

Arts Access Victoria is running this project; there will be youth workers and arts professionals at all of the sessions.

How do I apply?

Fill out this short application form! It's short and sweet – just tell us a bit about the art you make and how you think you could contribute to the Art & You group.

We will keep all of your information completely private.

For more information

Contact Linda Studena at lstudena@artsaccess.com.au and phone 8640 6013.