Future Reset – Gippsland

What is the Future Arts Movement?

Future Arts Movement is a series of workshops, mentorships and events for young people aged 12-25 years that connects them to artists and arts organisations throughout Gippsland. 

These experiences will focus on play, learning and social connection through creative activities, showcasing young people’s artworks and bringing generations of young people together. 

Future Arts Movement is run by Regional Arts Victoria and is part of a Vic Health initiative called Future Reset: Young People, Arts and Mental Wellbeing

Future Reset has engaged nine organisations across the state to create events, installations and other creative projects that will ignite social connection among Victoria’s young people across 2023 and 2024. We’re passionate about enhancing mental wellbeing through art and creativity – with young people leading the change! 

Having identified the Gippsland region as the focus of our Future Reset project, we’re now calling on young people based in Gippsland to play a key role in co-designing creative projects that can respond to the needs and voices of their own communities. 

Open Programs

Photography Workshops coming Latrobe Regional Gallery!

Come along to Regional Arts Victoria and Arts Access Victoria’s Portraiture Workshops, exploring self-portraiture photography with recycled disposable cameras. In this inclusive workshop, artists from Hillvale Photo will be teaching you how use the re-di disposable cameras and how to create fun portraits. Participants will receive digital copies of their work created on the day, plus a camera to keep. Come along and join us in one our exciting workshops! 

Date: Saturday 18 and 25 May
Time: 10am-1pm
Where: Latrobe Regional Gallery, Workshop
Who: Ages 12-25.
How to book: Free, limited places, booking essential.

Image: Anne Moffat. Lillian & her garden, Yallourn, 2023. An older woman in a fabulous pink top and pants, posing in the middle of her garden surrounded by powerlines.

Deaf and Disabled young people are encouraged to join these workshops. Please let Latrobe Regional Gallery know your access requirements when booking.

Book your workshop place via phone on 03 5128 5700 or email: [email protected] 

Bad Kids land in Cann River!

The Bad Kids logo in orange writing with purple spots overlaid over an image of a person playing guitar to a crowd. It reads: The Bad Kids Project. Free Arts Workshops: April 9, 10, 11. At Cann River Community Centre. Ages 12-25. Lunch and snacks provided.

RAV’s Future Arts Movement is back! Working with East Gippsland Shire Council and artist JOF Makes Art, our latest project Bad Kids is a three-day creative workshop for young people in East Gippsland.

In these workshops young people will work with artists to learn, explore and create visual art pieces and performance art (music, poetry or theatre) in response to a series of prompts. The aim is for young people to create work from what inspires them!  In June and July participants’ artworks will be projected onto a truck that will be used as a live backdrop to the music and performance art being showcased at the East Gippsland Winter Festival.  

Bad Kids is designed to allow young people to take over a space and showcase their voices amongst their community landscape.  

Workshops are being rescheduled to Term 2, 2024 and new dates will be posted soon.

Young Producers Program

For our next project as part of Future Arts Movement, we’re teaming up with the West Gippsland Arts Centre to deliver the Young Producers Program, providing five paid mentorships and skills development opportunities for young people aged 13-25 years in Baw Baw Shire. 

Aimed at developing their skills in event design, planning and producing in addition to production and marketing skills, our six young producers will be mentored by staff from the West Gippsland Arts Centre and Regional Arts Victoria to help develop their skills and professional pathways.  

Participants will meet in person and online with their mentors over the course of January – November 2024 as they plan and produce an event held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in October 2024.  

This program is now underway and is no longer accepting applications. Keep your eyes on this space to see what our Young Producers do next!

Closed Programs

Gippslandia Mentorship Program

For our second project as part of Future Arts Movement, we’ve teamed up with quarterly magazine Gippslandia to deliver the Gippslandia Mentorship Program, providing 14 mentorships and skills development opportunities for young people aged 15-25 years in the Gippsland region. 

Future Arts Movement & Gippslandia Mentorship Program Launch Video

Aimed at developing their skills in journalism or art forms complimentary to journalism, such as writing, graphic design, photography, and illustration, our 14 young artists are being mentored by Gippslandia contributors to help develop their material for publication in a future edition of the magazine.  

Participants are paid to meet online with their mentors over the course of three months from September to December 2023 online.  

Completed Programs

Coming soon


For further information on the Future Arts Movement projects, contact:

Stephanie Clark
Coordinator, Future Reset
E: [email protected]
M: 0474 915 748

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