AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities.
Vision, Mission and Values
Our VISION is for AWESOME to be internationally recognised as an innovative, dynamic platform through which children access and engage with the arts, nurturing values that endure into adulthood.
Our MISSION is to provide ever-expanding opportunities for Western Australia’s children to actively engage with, the arts, intensifying their connectivity with the broader world in which they live.
Our VALUES are predicated on our organisation’s imperatives. We are intent on offering ‘quality’, ‘impact’, ‘reach’ and ‘value’ for our children, their parents, and their educators. We value our ability to offer different ways of thinking about and ‘imagining’ our world. We value our ability to serve as a catalyst in inspiring children’s creativity.We value our role in promoting quality engagement with the arts that will have enduring benefits as today’s children move towards adulthood.
About the Company
AWESOME Arts is a not-for-profit contemporary arts company for young people. AWESOME aims to engage with young people under 12 through exciting, inspiring, accessible and challenging arts activities and programs. Based in the Perth CBD, AWESOME presents the annual AWESOME Festival, the Creative Challenge and Special Programs.
The AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things is a showcase of the best and latest contemporary arts from around the world. Presented every November in the Perth CBD, The AWESOME Festival presents amazing, high quality arts activities and events for young people. The program is multi-faceted including new media, film, animation, contemporary dance, sculpture, installation and theatre.
Creative Challenge is presented through a two-week residency program in ten regional or remote Western Australian communities. Each year a different multidisciplinary arts project is developed and led by a team of professional artists with the focus being upon exploring identity, history, stories and environment.
AWESOME’s special programs run in both regional and metropolitan Western Australia. They focus upon building community capacity and sustainability through high quality arts development projects, residencies and activities.
[email protected] Glades is a new community arts development partnership with LWP Property Group. AWESOME artists will be working with young people living in the The Glades community, located south-east of Perth in Byford, to chart new ways of thinking about arts development and community empowerment, encouraging new homeowners to take stewardship of their community and instill a sense of place.
[email protected] is part of our partnership with LWP Property Group, AWESOME will be working in a mentorship role with Ellenbrook Arts, a progressive not-for-profit organisation promoting arts and cultural development in the wider Ellenbrook area. Ellenbrook, the most awarded new town in Australia, is located north-east of Perth, and is home to 20,000 residents. AWESOME will support and guide the arts staff in further developing and funding their own established community arts program.
AWESOME-For-All is a donor program enabling young Western Australians who are disadvantaged physically, economically, culturally or geographically, to participate in the annual AWESOME Festival and its workshops.