in.scribe | Byron Youth Street Art Initiative08.04.2014
This project was made possible by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports sustainable cultural development in regional, rural and remote Australia to give artists and communities better access to opportunities to practice and experience the arts.
<IN.SCRIBE> is a public art initiative aimed at developing creative opportunities for the youth of the Byron Shire.
Local arts and cultural organization KULCHAJAM is inviting young emerging artists between the age of 13-17 years of age to be part of a street art and arts mentoring program initiated by regional artist and art therapist Karma Barnes.
This free 8 week street art mentoring program commences late April, and includes creative personal exploration, group work and awesome guest professional artists.
“Youth will have the opportunity to develop new artistic skills or enhance existing ones, while collaborating with others to develop, install & present their art in public spaces.” stated project coordinator, Karma Barnes.
“Street Art can involve any art in the public sphere, from murals, installations and participatory art, to environmental and moss graffiti, or sculpture” explained Karma.” If you know young people between the age of 13-17 who are interested in finding a voice for their creativity, applications and referrals are now open now.”
This project will provide an artistic platform for the creative voice of young artists and showcase the local talent pumping at the heart of the Byron region, stated facilitator Nic Kain.
The <IN.SCRIBE> Project will be facilitated by a range of artists and youth workers including artist, poet and musican Nic Kain who has just returned from working on youth programs in the Central Desert and one of the regions most exciting emerging youth artist’s, Daniel Hend.
A maximum of 10 participants, including spaces for disadvantaged and youth at risk will be chosen for this 8 week program starting 23rd April.
“Participation in public arts projects has proven to be of huge success, with similar programs nationwide having significant cultural impact on regional centres and providing positive opportunities for young people to express themselves within the community,” stated Kulchajam Director, Techa Beaumont.
CONTACT: Karma 0450707709 / firstname.lastname@example.org