Regional youth set for a creative holiday break 

Plug and Play at Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, 2019. Photo: Jack of Hearts Photography.

Young people in the regions will enjoy free creative activities during school holidays, as leading arts, screen and cultural organisations are set to deliver a wide range of performing arts, filmmaking, and writing workshops, thanks to the recently expanded Holiday Break Program.

The NSW Government has committed $1,050,000 in funding to support 34 arts, screen and cultural organisations to facilitate these creative sessions, which will take place across regional NSW and are specifically aimed at giving young people greater access to exceptional arts, screen and cultural offerings.

In 2022 the $10 million Holiday Break Program includes a new partnership with Create NSW and the Office for Regional Youth which has enabled a wider range of activities for regional youth to enjoy.

NSW has a vibrant youth arts sector that covers many artforms and scales of activity, and this is reflected in the array of workshops and activities that will be on offer during the school holidays this year.

From circus skills to comic-making, playwrighting to contemporary dance, and animation to classical ensembles, these inspiring sessions provide an important opportunity for young people to find their passion, develop new skills from professional artists and explore exciting ways of self-expression and collaboration.

A full list of funding recipients is available here.

Parents, carers and young people can register for holiday workshops and activities via the Holiday Break Program website:

Published: 29 June 2022