Come Out Festival has launched its strong 2013 program with a fantastic day at Carclew Youth Arts Centre. Arts workers, teachers, performers and youths all gathered to see how Come Out will roll out its 2013 program as it plans to become an annual event in the growing festivals program in Adelaide.
Come Out is the largest youth and family arts festival in the world, and has been running since 1974. This year’s festival will run from from May 22nd to 31st.
Featuring the musical stylings of Seaview High School band and speeches by Creative Producer Michael Hill and The Hon. Chloe Fox, Minister Assisting the Minister for the Arts, the event was as much a reunion as launch announcement.
This year’s program seems to focus a lot on youth arts development, with many workshops on offer including ‘Atmosphere, Weather and Climate’, ‘Kids’ Own Publishing Training’, and ‘Performance Making Masterclass’. Come Out Festival remains a wonderful opportunity for young arts enthusiasts to develop themselves creatively and professionally.
As in previous years, there is also a strong presence of Indigenous performance, including ‘unDisclosed: 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial’, ‘Boori Monty Pryor’, and ‘Bindjareb Pinjarra’. Several Indigenous performers are making appearances in other pieces, shining a light for Indigenous youth, and communicating equality across schools and students.
Catering to all ages from pre-school to high school, Come Out Festival promises great fun and inspiration for families. The full program can be found at comeoutfestival.com.au, and with less than 100 days to go, book your tickets now!