Living in Alice

Youth Programs

Pro­grams that sup­port, empow­er and ele­vate the young peo­ple of Alice Springs. 

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil acknowl­edges the diverse skills, inter­ests and needs of young peo­ple who live, work or study in our munic­i­pal­i­ty. We know that young peo­ple enjoy oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op their skills, engage with and make pos­i­tive con­tri­bu­tions to their com­mu­ni­ty and express them­selves. Our Youth Pro­grams wish to hon­our this in the way we design, plan and imple­ment pro­grams for young peo­ple. We enjoy deliv­er­ing both reg­u­lar annu­al and var­ied taster pro­grams to sup­port young peo­ple’s mixed inter­ests which change, grow and devel­op as they do. Our pro­grams are focused towards young peo­ple aged 12 to 25.

Our reg­u­lar pro­grams include the Phoney Film Fes­ti­val, Youth Recy­cled Art Prize, and Youth Skate Work­shops. What’s on can be seen below and reg­is­ter for a work­shop here

Got an idea or want to get involved? We’d love to hear from you! Con­tact us to have a chat on 8950 0547, or email ydo@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au.


Youth Recy­cled Art Prize 2024 

Entries for the 2024 Youth Recy­cled Art Prize are now closed — time to hol­ster your glue guns and pre­pare for the judg­ing phase! 

Come along to the Open­ing & Awards Night on 5th April, check out the amaz­ing art­works, see if your favourite pieces turn out to be prize-winners!

Recy­cled Art

Young artists from around Mparntwe/​Alice Springs were asked to sub­mit their cre­ative works to Alice Springs Town Coun­cil’s annu­al art com­pe­ti­tion. Artists could use any medi­um, any style, any sub­ject mat­ter — only one rule: the work must be made from recy­cled materials.

Come along to this local exhi­bi­tion of curat­ed entries from the com­pe­ti­tion. See how young artists respond­ed to the cri­te­ria and get inspired to make art not waste!

Open­ing Night

5 – 8pm @Alice Plaza

- Awards and Win­ners announced (total $1200 in prizes)

- Come get a first look at the amaz­ing works entered into the art prize

- Sup­port local artists

Exhi­bi­tion Open­ing Hours

The exhi­bi­tion will also be open for view­ing dur­ing the School Hol­i­days. Come along to Alice Plaza between 10am and 2pm

6th April — 12th April | 10am — 2pm | @Alice Plaza

More event info here


Get ready to launch into an unfor­get­table April School Hol­i­days with our out-of-this-world pro­gram! Alice Springs Town Coun­cil has a range of fun activ­i­ties to make sure your School Hol­i­days are a blast! 🚀 

Check out our School Hol­i­day pro­gram and come along to your favourite events. We’ve got every­thing from bowl­ing to craft­ing to skat­ing to splash­ing — a short school hol­i­days but def­i­nite­ly not short on action-packed fun!

Come hang out with us this April School Hol­i­days, it’s gonna be galax­ies of fun! 🚀👽🪐⭐

EventTime

Youth Recy­cled Art Prize Open­ing Night @ Alice Plaza

5th April, 5 – 8pm

Youth Recy­cled Art Prize Exhi­bi­tion @ Alice Plaza

6 – 12th April, 10am-2pm

Mparn­twe Street Art Fest x ASTC Youth Week Pop-Up Park @ Todd Mall & Par­sons St

5th April, 5 – 8pm

Robot­ics Work­shop @ the Library *Book­ings required

8th & 9th April, 3 – 5pm

Pre-School Sto­ry­time @the Library

8th April, 10.15 – 10.45am

Music & Move­ment @the Library

9th April, 10.15 – 10.45am

Youth Skate Work­shop @ Alice Springs Skate Park

9th April, 2 – 5pm

Wet Wednes­dayASALC

10th April, 12 – 4pm

Make a Glow­ing Ted­dy Bear @the Library *Book­ings required

10th & 11th April, 2 – 3.30pm

Late Night: Par­rtji­ma exhib­it & Movie Screen­ing @ Todd Mall

11th April, 5.30 – 8.30pm

Baby Rhyme Time @ the Library

12th April, 10.15 – 10.30am

Autumn Craft @ the Library *Book­ings required

12th April, 2 – 4pm

Ten Pin Lock-In @ The Dust Bowl, 29 Gap Road

12th April, 1 – 4pm



Mparn­twe Street Art Fest!

Kick off the school hol­i­days with Alice Springs Town Coun­cil by cel­e­brat­ing Mparn­twe Street Art Fest with a Pop-Up Park street par­ty! Come join in skate demos, art work­shops, the Youth Art Prize, cre­ative work­shops, food, music & ✨vibes!✨

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil’s Pop-Up Parks are fast becom­ing a town clas­sic — food trucks, music, live per­for­mances, work­shops, and art galore!

This month we’re join­ing forces with Mparn­twe Street Art Fes­ti­val to throw a street art party 🎉🎸🎶

This will also be your chance to see some of the fan­tas­tic entries for this year’s Youth Recy­cled Art Prize.

Round out Youth Week, show your sup­port for local art and come join Mparn­twe’s buzzing cel­e­bra­tion of creativity! 🎨



🛹 Youth Skate Work­shops | Every Tues­day, 5 – 8pm

Are you a emerg­ing rid­er? Join us to prac­tice tricks and shred on skate­board, scoot­er or BMX! It’s all about learn­ing new tricks in a safe and enjoy­able envi­ron­ment. Snacks, water and music pro­vid­ed. Open to every­one, gen­der inclu­sive, with equip­ment to try provided.

This pro­gram is free and facil­i­tat­ed by local skaters & rid­ers @ Skatepark 14 Speed Street. The Gap, NT0870


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    Date:
    Mar 27th - June 19th 2024
    Location:
    Alice Youth & Recreation Centre, Lot 7851 Wills Ice, Alice Springs
    Type:
    Youth
    Cost:
    Free

    Stay fit and healthy with Alice Springs Town Council and Arrentre Community Boxing Academy!...

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    Mar 27th - June 19th 2024

    Stay fit and healthy with Alice Springs Town Council and Arrentre Community Boxing Academy!


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  2. SOLID LINES First Nations Design and Storytelling Workshop

    Date:
    Apr 18th - Apr 19th 2024
    Location:
    More details such as specific time and location will be provided via email to those who register.
    Type:
    Youth
    Cost:
    FREE

    Opportunity for First Nations Creatives Creative skills workshop around working in illustration and design industries. Open to young and emerging First Nations artists or tho...

    SOLID LINES First Nations Design and Storytelling Workshop

    Apr 18th - Apr 19th 2024

    Opportunity for First Nations Creatives Creative skills workshop around working in illustration and design industries. Open to young and emerging First Nations artists or those looking to explore digital and commercial practices. 18 - 19 APRIL 2024 ALICE SPRINGS We will hear from established First Nations artists Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan, a Western Arrarnta, Luritja and Kokatha man, and Coree Thorpe, a Yorta Yorta, Gunditjmara, Gunai, Wurundjeri artist based in Melbourne. You will learn a range of digital skills, engage in a range of creative storytelling activities, and collaboratively design and paint a mural. We invite you to submit an expression of interest to attend, or to register interest from your school or community group. Please include your name, age, and a bit about your creative practice. Spaces are limited. Application close 5th April. More details such as specific time and location will be provided via email. Please register your interest to: emrhan@solidlines.agency


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