Alice Springs Town Council’s Youth Programs Team arranges engaging activities, events and workshops for young people in Alice Springs.
Regularly meeting with young leaders, the team discusses and identifies issues important to youth in Alice Springs, and derive activities to address those issues. In collaboration with young leaders, the Youth Team organises a diverse range of activities throughout each year.
These activities aim to uplift and empower young people by including them in decision-making, assisting them in developing new skills as they co-present activities, and ultimately promoting a positive perception of young people in our community.
Help paint a Youth & Community Art Wall!
Lhere Artepe has invited all Alice Springs youth to participate in a Community Art Wall project that celebrates the totems of their three estates groups: ANTULYE, IRLPME, & MPARNTWE.
Facilitated by Red Hot Arts Central Australia and Alice Springs Town Council, the project will unfold during a two-week program of workshops, facilitated by local artist, Tamara Cornthwaite:
Week 1 – youth from Children’s Ground, Stars Foundation, and Clontarf Foundation are invited to design and plan the Community Arts Wall, at the Lhere Artepe offices, 2 Gap Road.
Week 2 activities – open to ALL youth in Alice Springs aged 12 – 25 years, two Mural Arts Workshops each day (10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm) from Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 October at the Lhere Artepe offices, 2 Gap Road. Attend one, or attend them all!*
* NOTE! Registration for the Mural Arts Workshops is essential as places are limited.
RHACA will document progress of the project via videography & photography – please ensure parental/guardian consent to use images of youth aged under 18 years is provided to RHACA.
“Rubbish to Life” - a hands-on youth workshop
- Thursday 29 September 9am-12pm, 80 Commonage road, Ilparpa
Come and get your hands dirty in this fun and adventurous workshop where you’ll get to explore the rubbish in action and participate along the journey. This trip will get you through various stopovers, starting from the tipshop and its operations, then moving to the Transfer Station where you’ll be busy sorting recyclable materials and matching them with the allocated bins. It will then be time to jump on a bus and discover the busy life of the landfill and machines in action. The tour will end with refreshments and distribution of helpful resources. You are now on your way to become a hero who will help rescue the Planet with right decisions and by leading your very own community of practice!
It is an essential requirement to wear enclosed footwear, long pants and a hat. Please put on sunscreen and take a bottle of water with you. Water will also be available onsite.
Gloves and a Hi-Vis Safety Vest will be provided to you onsite.
*If you are unable to attend After booking your spot, please contact us so another person can enjoy the activity.
More info please contact us on 8950 0547
Summer S.A.M. – Wednesday 16 – Friday, 18 November 2022 (stay tuned)
Council’s Youth Programs Team has reinvigorated and expanded this annual youth event into Summer S.A.M. – Sports, Arts & Music) – incorporating an exciting range of activities for Alice Springs youth aged 12 – 25 years.
This year, Summer SAM will coincide with the November Night Markets, for even greater engagement and entertainment options.
Follow Council’s Facebook page – @AliceSpringsTC – for all the latest!
RECENT YOUTH PROGRAMS
2022 Phoney Film Festival, Thursday 14 July 6pm @ Alice Cinema
Unleash your creative side during the next school holidays and join the Phoney Film Festival: a short-film festival by youth aged 12 – 25 years featuring up to 5‑minute films shot on smart devices.
We are excited to announce that this year’s Phoney Film Festival is more adventurous than ever, with new categories such as ‘My sport story’ and ‘My dance story’. We have also created a specific category for ‘Stop motion/Animation’, and everything else is….’No limits (any genre)’. Click here to download the terms and conditions
You don’t have to be ‘arty’ to participate. A workshop facilitator will help you find your story and teach you how to film and edit it.
Do you need an extra incentive? Prizes totalling $2,000 will be awarded to the winning entry in each category, as well as the People’s Choice Award.
Submit your short film by Wednesday 6 July, together with an entry form
Save the date for the Phoney Film Festival screening and awards night: 14 July at 6pm at the Alice Springs Cinema. Have a ball with free entertainment and popcorn and vote for your favourite film!
Free Workshops @ Alice Springs Public Library:
- Sunday 19 June, 10am-12pm: Story telling
- Sunday 26 June, 10am-12pm: Filming and editing
- Sunday 3 July, 10am-12pm: Editing and polishing
To register, please contact 8950 0547, YDO@ASTC.NT.GOV.AU
Previous PFF Workshops!
These Phoney Film Festival workshop videos from PFF2020 include handy tips on how to create a short film on your smart phone or tablet device! Thanks to Dogmilk Films, Viviana Petyarre and Josef Jakamarra Eggar for the great advice!
Workshop 1 — “Looking Space!”
Workshop 2 — “Camera Angles and Movement!”
Workshop 3 — “Lighting and Storyboarding!”
Workshop 4 — “Stop-Motion Animation and Special Effects!”
Workshop 5 — “Editing and Music!”
2022 Youth Recycled Art Prize – Friday 8 April to Saturday 16 April
As part of the annual NT Youth Week activities, Council’s Youth Recycled Art Prize offers young people in Alice Springs aged 12 – 25 years the opportunity to develop their creative talents, have their work exhibited, and win great prizes − all while learning about recycling. All exhibited artworks are made from recycled/reused materials.
Prizes are awarded to the winning entry in each age category: 12 – 15 yrs, 16 – 19 yrs, 20 – 25yrs, as well as the People’s Choice Award, for a total of $1200 worth prizes.
- Submit a registration form by Friday 1 April, 5pm to YDO@astc.nt.gov.au
(Click here to download the registration form)
- Drop off your artwork Monday 4 April and Tuesday 5 April, between 3pm-5pm at Alice Plaza, Parsons Street entrance
- Attend the opening night Friday 8 April, 6pm @ Alice Plaza, Parsons Street entrance
A workshop will be delivered at the Civic Centre on Thursday 24 March, 3.30pm‑5.30pm to assist you create your art piece. Book required through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…
Free material available to entrants from the Rediscovery Centre Commonage Road
If you wish to be involved in the organisation of this event please contact
YOD@astc.nt.gov.au / 8950 0547
Come and join a crash course film school, just for Alice Springs youth. Work with film industry professionals and see how it’s done!
Undead Central is an all new film project for youth aged 14 – 25. Work with horror film Actor & Director Leslie Simpson to create a new trailer for a zombie film.
Whether you’re interested in acting on film, learning how to use a camera, or props, costumes and special effects, Undead Central will do it all.
Pre-production – fun-filled & informative workshops! – 4PM — 6PM, @ Unit Base (Witchetty’s), Araluen Arts Centre.
- Week 1: Friday 25 MARCH
- Week 2: Wednesday 30 MARCH & Thursday 31 MARCH
- Week 3: Monday 4 APRIL & Friday 8 APRIL
Principal Photography (the film shoot — hooray!) – school holiday workshops – 10am – 4pm, @ various Locations (filming will be here, there, and everywhere!)
- Week 4: Monday 11 APRIL to Thursday 14 APRIL
Book early – places are limited! Catering is provided. Please advise of any special dietary requirements when registering.
Enquiries to 8950 0547 or email YDO@astc.nt.gov.au
Register to 8950 0500 or email@example.com