Youth arts pro­gram en­cour­ag­ing cre­ativ­ity

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

CROWN Re­sorts and the Packer Fam­ily Foun­da­tion have launched a new $25 mil­lion arts ini­tia­tive to bring more op­por­tu­ni­ties to youth.

The Mel­bourne and Perth Art Ed­u­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is an eight-year joint com­mit­ment to pro­vide young Aus­tralians with more op­por­tu­ni­ties to en­gage in the arts.

The pro­grams will pro­mote cre­ativ­ity and en­cour­age par­tic­i­pants to en­gage in their lo­cal com­mu­nity.

Packer Fam­ily Foun­da­tion chair­woman Gre­tel Packer an­nounced the ini­tia­tive last week.

“Aus­tralia is a vast, dy­namic and mul­ti­cul­tural coun­try,” Ms Packer said.

“The pro­grams we part­ner with through this ini­tia­tive will pro­vide young Aus­tralians with im­por­tant so­cial and cul­tural ac­cess points, men­tor­ing and en­gage­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties to help them on a path to ful­fil their dreams.”

The new ini­tia­tive will en­cour­age young­sters’ cre­ativ­ity and of­fer op­por­tu­ni­ties for them to en­gage with the arts.

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