2019 National Youth Arts Summit

National Youth Arts Summit | 12 - 13 September 2019 


Carclew invites young artists, arts workers and creatives from all parts of Australia to get ready and MAKE SPACE for critical conversations and exchange at the next National Youth Arts Summit, 12 & 13 September 2019.

Since our last convergence (Adelaide 2017), Australia and indeed the world has witnessed significant events and social movements demanding radical action for change. Creative responses, often led by young people, call for governments and institutions to take action on climate change, violence against women and children, the humane treatment of asylum seekers, recognition of our First Australians and the right to live in a safe and secure world despite cultural background, values or beliefs. This is the backdrop for our two day-event.

This year’s NYAS will see young people running the event from start to finish.

Carclew’s Creative Consultants – talented young creatives will lead a series of activities during day one with young delegates from across Australia. Outcomes from this day will be woven into day two’s program and speakers will be tasked to reflect and consider how new ideas can be adapted into practice, leadership, advocacy, innovation and sector structure..

Carclew is pleased to announce the Australia Council’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Fellow for 2019, Jacob Boheme as our keynote speaker. Jacob will challenge us to consider what we can learn from First Nations cultures around the world to build new sustainable futures and environments that are equitable and fair.

Also, on offer, is our participatory based workshops. Jesse Budel a composer, performer and sound artist will take us on a collaborative journey of immersive surround sound. Manal Younus, ActNow Theatre associate artist will explore the power of spoken word and slam poetry and share techniques to create it with young people from all cultural backgrounds.

Expect this years Summit to be inspiring, meaningful, practical, useful and perhaps proactive and certainly expect to see young people front and centre throughout.

National Youth Arts Summit 2019 | MAKE SPACE
WHEN: 12 - 13 September
Thursday 12 September: 30 years and under only
Friday 13 September: all ages
WHERE: CARCLEW, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide, SA, 5006

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Registration pricing

2 day registration (young people under 30 ONLY) 
Independent practitioners / individuals from orgs with turnover <$750K $80
Individuals from orgs with turnover >$750K $125

1 day Friday registration (all ages)
Independent practitioners / individuals from orgs with turnover <$750K $125
Individuals from orgs with turnover >$750K $250


Any questions please contact Georgie Davill gdavill@carclew.org.au or Lilla Berry lberry@carclew.org.au or on (08) 8267 5111

Read the media release here

Contact Details

Georgie Davill
Senior Manager, Arts Programs
08 8230 1112

Key Dates

  • Sep 12
    Sep 13
    MAKE SPACE - National Youth Arts Summit


    Carclew, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide


    The biennial two-day Summit will attract young artists, arts workers and creatives from around the country. Generating a national melting pot of established and aspiring arts professionals, the Summit willdevelop connections, dissect key issues facing the