Chief Executive of Carclew
“I have been working with youth arts since 1987. At this symposium, I’ll be sharing about Carclew, South Australia’s leading youth arts organisation that delivers arts programmes of all forms and arts funding across the whole state. I hope that participants will understand how our ongoing goal is that children and young people are central to planning and devising creative outcomes.
It seems to me that society does not always afford the same forgiveness to teenagers as it does to children. The curiosity, imagination and collaboration they bring to artmaking and society is often undervalued.
Article 31 of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child states that it is the right of every child to participate fully in cultural and artistic life. It is the role of people like me who work in the youth arts sector to enable youths to engage in the cultural, social and physical landscape of our communities through art.”