Propel Youth Arts

53 James Street, Northbridge   (08) 9328 5855

Propel Youth Arts WA is the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to engage in the Arts.

In Brief
  • Arts: Film, Music, Performing Arts, Visual Arts
In Detail

Established in 2003, Propel is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of programs and services across all art forms.

From contemporary dance to photography, music to design, theatre to visual art – creative activity in all shapes and sizes is celebrated here.

Our work is focused on arts advocacy, skills development and access to opportunities, for those already engaged in the arts and those who would like to be.

Propel Youth Arts WA is supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts, Australia Council for the Arts, Foundation for Young Australians, Healthway to promote the Drug Aware Message, The Ian Potter Foundation and Squire Sanders Youth Arts Foundation.

To enrich Western Australia by engaging and valuing young people’s creativity.

To propel youth arts and culture through connecting, supporting and promoting young artists, arts workers and organisations in Western Australia.

Creativity in all forms including art as process, experience and in everyday life
Integrity valuing respect, trust and honesty
Inclusiveness of diverse range of young people and opportunities
Sustainability ensuring future growth and support
Propel Youth Arts WA is a proud member and supporter of Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA) and the Committee for Perth.

Current Programs
Core Services including support, information, referral and advocacy for the youth arts sector
Website with youth arts resources and fortnightly E-zine
YCulture Metro a project funding and skills development initiative providing arts grants of up to $3000

Amplifier was series of Arts Business Workshops providing skills development for 18 – 25 year olds and is now a publication available on Propel's website

ArtsCAMP a week long creative experience for 15 – 17 year olds

the KickstART Festival, as part of National Youth Week, each year celebrating young peoples creativity and includes arts workshops, forums, markets and a Youth Arts Hub in the city. 

The Restoring Hope Art Exhibition as part of National Refugee Week. 

MOSAIC, a community arts project exhibiting the photos taken on one specific given day. 

Special Projects
Home Is Where My Heart Is an annual photographic project partnering young homeless people with a professional photographer

Class Clowns, a comedy competition for 13 - 17 year olds as part of the Melboirne Comedy Festival