Three in five young Australians agree that creative activities and experiences helped with their mental health or wellbeing.* This year with the generous support of Creative Australia Plus 1 funding, Regional Arts Victoria is raising money to support regional young people to access arts experiences in their schools and communities. Every donation received between now and May 2024 will be matched dollar for dollar.
Donations to YEAH! Young People + Education + Arts = Happiness, will be used to fund tickets for young people to attend performances and workshops, artists to develop works and act as mentors, and to ensure much-loved tours to schools reach kids in regional Victoria.
For over 50 years, Regional Arts Victoria has been the leader in providing educational arts experiences for children and young people across Victoria. The Creative Learning Program aims to encourage young people to develop their creativity and enhance awareness and participation in the arts through accessible creative learning opportunities. It’s curated to support positive mental health and wellbeing, celebrating self-expression and learning with curiosity.
Each year we offer a range of performances and workshop programs to schools throughout regional and metropolitan Victoria and also run programs designed to support young people through mentoring, workshops and events.
For some regional schools and communities the cost of such programs is out of their reach. By giving to the YEAH! campaign, donors will help to ensure that all young people in regional Victoria can have exciting arts experiences in 2024.
Donations can be made at the YEAH! campaign site: givenow.com.au/yeah2024
* Creative Australia, Creating Our Future: Results Of The National Arts Participation Survey
Kate Gerritsen, Director, Communications and Engagement | [email protected]
Image: Creative Workers in Schools participant from Dedarang Primary School.
Posted: 5 February 2024