Youth Program

Youth Program

Welcome to The Arts Centre Gold Coast 2014 Youth Program.

If you would like to register to be the first to know about our 2015 Youth Program please email your interest to -

We’re delighted to bring quality performing and visual arts experiences to excite and inspire students from Prep to Year 12.

The 2014 Youth Program features performing arts, exhibitions, hands-on workshops with industry professionals and more. The Centre has continued its commitment to educators, providing resources and support to assist in the delivery of curriculum-relevant experiences for students.

The 2014 Family Series sponsored by McDonald’s Gold Coast features larger-than-life theatre productions all about education, engagement and above all, enjoyment! Literacy is high on the agenda, with three of the four performances adapted from well-known and loved children’s books.

Drama, dance and music students will be sure to find inspiration in the Performing Arts experiences on offer in 2014, featuring internationally acclaimed performances as well as home-grown Australian works.  

To download the booking form for Family Series and Performing Arts events, click here

The Gold Coast City Gallery continues to celebrate and develop the skills of the city’s fine young artists, exhibiting innovative and exciting exhibitions designed to stimulate thought and creativity. In 2014, the Gallery will continue the annual Energies exhibition, featuring the work of local students, as well as providing gallery tours for class groups and breakout workshops with Gold Coast professional artists.

For Gallery booking forms, click here.

The Friends of The Arts Centre Gold Coast Young Artist Development Program is a series of workshops and residencies for Gold Coast youth. These extracurricular and school holiday activities involve hands-on learning from industry professionals and valuable performance opportunities.

We are pleased to be able to offer these fabulous opportunities for young people to engage and connect with performing and visual arts. We invite you to embrace and support the initiatives on offer and reiterate that the opportunities enclosed are about enriching the lives of our younger population through learning new skills, exploring new concepts, forming new friendships and having fun.

The Jock and Beverly McIlwain Arts Bus Fund

Through significant research it was found that the most significant inhibitor to schools attending activities at The Arts Centre Gold Coast was the cost of bus travel. This cost means many young people miss out on the valuable learning opportunities that the performing and visual arts provide.

The Jock and Beverly McIlwain Arts Bus Fund is an initiative to assist in reducing the cost of bus travel to the Centre. Schools can apply to the fund to receive a one-off subsidy to contribute towards bus travel to see an exhibition, performance or participate in a workshop at the Centre.

Find out more here. 

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