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.
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
VOTE for your favourite artwork in the People’s Choice Award BELOW!
Voting closes 4pm, Saturday 16 April 2022.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer S.A.M. – 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!
2022 Phoney Film Festival – stay tuned!
Alice Springs Town Council’s Youth Programs Team presents the annual Phoney Film Festival (PFF) in July each year – a short-film festival by youth, for youth, featuring 5‑minute films shot on smart devices.
Dates and details are to be confirmed
The Phoney Film Festival screening and awards night will be held at the Alice Springs Cinema, The judging panel comprises professionals in the film industry who will determine the top three short films.
The community can vote in the People’s Choice Award for their favourite film – to be awarded to the film receiving the majority of votes from those attending the screening night. Prizes will be awarded on the night.
Building young people’s skill-sets in a creative medium will promote self-confidence, a sense of achievement, and enable those young people to continue to express and share their unique perspectives with their community.
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!”