Backbone Youth Arts, based in Brisbane, is a home for curious, untamed and experimental young artists creating their own career paths into the arts industry.
In 2022, Backbone is celebrating its 35th birthday. Through the months of June and July, you can double your donation to Backbone to help them continue doing what they do best – bigger and better than ever before.
Backbone has recently found a new home in Seven Hills Hub. Now, they need the support of a community which shares the vision that young people are the vanguard of social and cultural evolution in their communities.
“Youth arts is a fundamental part of the arts industry that often gets overlooked.” Senior Producer Sampson Smith says.
“Youth arts is a philosophy of saying yes to new exciting ideas, it is the community of young artists who trust Backbone with helping their ideas come to life in a safe space that empowers them to experiment, take risks, and find out the kind of artist they want to be. With your support, we can share this philosophy with more young artists, so that we create a stronger arts industry for all.”
Backbone has worked with 6,700 artists, presented 1,690 events, 15 festivals, held more than 961 workshops, and shared their work with more than 50,000 people. . . In the past five years alone. Brisbane artists from the age of 8 to 30 have worked with Backbone – proving artists are never too young to use their voice.
“When you donate to Backbone, your donation goes directly to enriching the lives of the young artists we support,” Chair of the Backbone Board Gerard Kerr says.
“I was inspired to join Backbone when I saw the unparalleled opportunities they create for young people to access and engage with the arts and their creativity, regardless of ability, perceived skill or social circumstance. Our donors help us to deliver programs, performances and festivals of scale and ambition, and share young artist’s valuable ideas with the wider community.” You can donate to Backbone and double your impact on young artists’ lives on their website.