Advisory Committees

Youth Action Group

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil’s Youth Action Group (YAG) is a group for young indi­vid­u­als, meet­ing once a month to dis­cuss youth issues in Alice Springs, and come up with wasy to address those issues. The group organ­is­es a range of youth-focused events through­out the year.

YAG aims to empow­er young peo­ple by includ­ing them in Coun­cil deci­sion-mak­ing, help­ing them to devel­op new skills, and encour­age a pos­i­tive per­cep­tion of young peo­ple in Alice Springs.

Meet­ings are held month­ly. Young peo­ple under the age of 25 can get involved today by con­tact­ing the Youth Ser­vices Offi­cer on 8950 0500, or fol­low­ing the Youth Action Group on Face­book or Insta­gram.

Youth Arts and Music Festival

The Youth Action Group brings you the tasti­est of fes­ti­vals – YAM Fest! – incor­po­rat­ing an excit­ing range of arts and musi­cal events and ini­tia­tives. It is the high­light of the year for young peo­ple in Alice Springs.

In 2019 the Youth Action Group is turn­ing its focus to the music aspect of YAM. The fes­ti­val will con­sist of music work­shops as well as an open mic and concert.Get ready to see Alice Springs most tal­ent­ed young per­form­ers as well as a spe­cial per­for­mance from inter­state rap­per/hip-hop artist J‑Milla.

Stay tuned for 2020 dates!

Con­tact us:

kmilne@​astc.​nt.​gov.​augwalshe@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

8950 0500

Check out our Face­book event for updates here!

Fol­low us on social media to find out date of our music work­shops as well as event updates 

Stand Up!

Stand Up! is an empow­er­ment and lead­er­ship project encour­ag­ing female and non-bina­ry iden­ti­fied young peo­ple to become future lead­ers. The week-long pro­gram aims to show our next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers how to make change, by:

  • sup­port­ing par­tic­i­pants to net­work with local com­mu­ni­ty leaders
  • attend and speak at a Coun­cil meeting
  • par­tic­i­pate in round­table dis­cus­sions about gen­der and equal­i­ty issues
  • learn lead­er­ship skills such as pub­lic speak­ing and advocacy
  • and meet oth­er future leaders.

We encour­age Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple, peo­ple from cul­tur­al­ly and lin­guis­ti­cal­ly diverse back­grounds, and peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to apply.

The pro­gram will be held in Feb/​March 2020. For enquiries, con­tact the Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Offi­cer 8950 0567 or kmilne@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

Phoney Film Festival

Are you a cre­ative young per­son, or know some­one who is? The Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is a short film fes­ti­val of films shot on smart­phones or tablets, and open to young peo­ple aged 12 to 25. Films must be under five min­utes dura­tion, and can be across any cat­e­go­ry / genre includ­ing: action, dra­ma, hor­ror, com­e­dy, real life … get brainstorming!

The Phoney Film Fes­ti­val is a film fes­ti­val specif­i­cal­ly for young peo­ple, with films being shot on smart­phones or tablets, and a range of awe­some prizes to be won for var­i­ous cat­e­gories. Entries will be screened at the Alice Springs Cin­e­ma, with win­ners announced on the night. This is a free event, and every­one is wel­come to attend. Come along, watch some awe­some short films made by cre­ative young peo­ple, and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Watch this space to find out more infor­ma­tion about how to enter the com­pe­ti­tion for 2020.

To find out more about any of this event, con­tact the Youth Ser­vices Offi­cer on 8950 0500 or email astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au

For full terms and con­di­tions, please click the link below:

Youth Recy­cled Art Prize

As part of NT Youth Week, the Youth Recy­cled Art Prize offers young peo­ple in Alice Springs 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 for win­ning entries, includ­ing a People’s Choice Award. Con­tact the Youth Ser­vices Offi­cer on 8950 0500 for fur­ther details about this annu­al event.


Meet­ings

June 2019

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 26/06/2019 View View  

February 2019

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 21/02/2019 View View all  

July 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 26/07/2018   View  

June 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 28/06/2018   View  

May 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 31/05/2018   View  

April 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 26/04/2018   View  

March 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 29/03/2018   View  

February 2018

Type Date Agenda Minutes Audio
Youth Action Group Advisory Committee Meeting 22/02/2018   View