Adelaide Gets Artistic in May 2008

Adelaide is hosting ASSITEJ in 2008 between May 9th and 18th. What?! Read on, it’ll make sense by the end…

For more than 30 years, the people of Adelaide and the State of South Australia have shown a passionate commitment for providing quality arts experiences for young people.

Adelaide is home to the South Australian Youth Arts Board, the only funding body in Australia expressly dedicated to investing in the arts for young people, and the professional artists who produce work for young people.

The Australian Festival for Young People – known as Come Out Festival – is based in Adelaide and reaches more than 170,000 children and young people. Adelaide-based companies such as Windmill Performing Arts and Patch Theatre Company present top-quality theatre productions throughout Australia and around the world.

That’s enough for now, go read the page for the rest of that story.

Here’s a little something about the acronym that doesn’t spell out the 16th World Congress & Performing Arts Festival for Young People

ASSITEJ 2008 presents a dynamic program of shows for young children to older teenagers in spoken word, multi-media, dance, music, large-scale and miniature puppetry and physical theatre.

Enough for you? Want to know more? Want to get involved? Got to be a artist? Well, any one of the links I’ve given so far should get you in the right direction.

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