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Australian Government arts resources
Young people and the arts
ArtsInfo is a project which has ended, but its website still provides useful links.
Australia's Culture and recreation portal provides useful information for youth and the arts.
The Centre for Cultural Research is a research centre within the College of Arts, Education, and Social Sciences at the University of Western Sydney; see their website.
The Centre for Rural Social Research, based at Charles Sturt University, seeks to help create a rural and regional Australia that is 'socially, economically and environmentally sustainable'. See their website.
For many years, the Young People's Art Exhibition in Melbourne aimed to help young people who are isolated physically, mentally or geographically. The exhibition, organised by the? Centre for Adolescent Health, was an annual event since the 'pilot' in 2000. See the website.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) sites:
- triple j is Australia's major youth radio broadcaster. It includes extensive links to other youth-related cultural sites such as Heywire (see below).
- Heywire is an area for regional youth features an annual competition that lets young rural people express opinions, concerns, ideas that they would like the rest of Australia to know about. Competitors have to produce a non-fiction story for radio about anything that is important to them and their experience of life outside the major cities.
'Youth arts for social change': see the Centre for Popular Education at UTS
Also see the book, Australian Youth Subcultures, edited by Rob White, published by the Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies in 1999.