In 2023, Queensland Theatre celebrates over 50 years of creating life-changing theatre. An important part of this celebration is honouring our world-class education and youth programs that seek to transform the lives of young people through theatre.
From the long-running Theatre Residency Week and Young Artists Ensembles to the Young Playwrights Award and the phenomenally successful The Scene Project, our suite of world-class programs empower young people with valuable skills, rich experiences and dynamic perspectives that shape their lives and careers for years to come.
With your support, we will:
- Provide outlets for young people’s self-expression and creativity through theatre-making
- Create opportunities for them to contribute to teamwork, build confidence and self-esteem
- Foster the next generation of artists, bringing more Queensland creativity to national attention
- Reach all young Queenslanders across the length and breadth of the state
- Empower them to develop their own unique artistic voice and share their stories with the world
- Help them understand other perspectives and experiences through empathy, cultural enrichment, and championing First Nations work and artists.
You can support Queensland Theatre by investing in these areas of Education, Youth and Regional Engagement:
Scholarships $1,500 – $5,000 per scholarship
Queensland Theatre is committed to offering scholarships to our Young Artists’ Ensembles and Theatre Residency Weeks (Brisbane and Townsville). Scholarships can also include travel support. Queensland Theatre offered 22 scholarships for the 2022 programs.
Outreach Programs $5,000 – $20,000
Queensland Theatre seeks to have an active presence in communities where young people may not have access to high-quality drama activities or where they may lack the resources to participate.
Regional School Support $10,000 – $50,000
Help support the costs of bringing The Scene Project to regional schools, by subsidising travel costs for our artists and staff. Transport costs can also be underwritten to allow regional schools to travel to the theatre to see our work and to participate in The Scene Project outcome days.
Development of new initiatives $15,000 – $50,000
Support the development and implementation of new programs such as the creation of new digital resources and filmed productions for regional schools, the primary school program and the Technical Ensemble.
Education and Youth Staff $20,000 – $100,000
Support Queensland Theatre’s capacity to employ qualified drama teachers, arts workers and artists to design, develop and implement our wide range of programs. This area also encompasses the two-year Teaching Artist Program, which ensures we have a steady pipeline of qualified tutors all over Queensland.
We invite you to join our Education Fund through an annual donation over three years If you would like more information on our Education Fund, please contact our Development team.