Platform Art funded for youth performance workshop

Lui Zacher
March 25, 2023 / 11:49 pm

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A local art and performance space has landed two VicHealth grants in the latest round of JumpStart! funding

Platform Arts received $90,000 for two separate programs to be hosted at the Geelong studios

The studios will team up with INFINITY to deliver a 10-month workshop program for the Greater Geelong area, after being granted $40,000

90 participants aged between 8-25 will take part in the workshop which will build performance-making skills while exploring themes of identity and inclusion.

A further $50,000 will go towards YOOKAPA, a concept to build capacity and foster collaborative opportunities for First Nations artists.

The program will be led by First Nations artist Tarryn Love (Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong), and it will build on the success of its 2022 pilot program.

 YOOKAPA will include a series of workshops to support young and emerging First Nations artists to grow their practice and connect with Indigenous community and cultural traditions.



Image: (L-R) Cindy Laird, VicHealth; Ilana Russell, Executive Director Platform Arts; Christine Couzens, Member for Geelong; standing in front of detail from Anna Schwann’s installation of Entropical: Prosthetic Park at Platform Arts