Empire Youth Arts: a 10 year overview. A commissioned report

Palani, Ari and McDonald, Janet ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6006-4941 and Wedmaier, Jeanette (2021) Empire Youth Arts: a 10 year overview. A commissioned report. Project Report. Empire Theatre , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]


Abstract

Over the last 10 years, there has been an enormous amount of anecdotal information from participants and their families regarding the Empire Youth Arts (EYA) initiatives. Informally, these programs seem to offer unprecedented training and insights into the creative potential of young people in regional Queensland, and yet, there is no substantive, research-based evidence to demonstrate the actual efficacy and contribution that these initiatives provide for the community. This Report, although not exhaustive, provides significant insight and validation of the impact of EYA initiatives on the lives of emerging young theatre artists.

Discussions regarding this research project began in August 2019 between Ari Palani, Jeanette Wedmaier, and Associate Professor Janet McDonald as their hunches regarding what the EYA was producing in the youth theatre/community development space was potentially remarkable as a model for regional arts development and execution. These overall research questions were created to guide the critical evaluation are thus:

• What are the collective memories and experiences of the EYA program?
• How have these influenced student/graduate/stakeholder relations with the arts in regions?
• How might programs like EYA provide a model for cultural capacity building outside metropolitan areas?


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 01:06
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2022 03:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Empire Youth Arts
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3604 Performing arts > 360403 Drama, theatre and performance studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950105 The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130104 The performing arts
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43899

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