A YOUTH ARTS, LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM BY HUMAN VENTURES
Artistic excellence, self empowerment, community and culture
Creative Tracks works within the communities of Cherbourg, Hopevale, Logan and Woorabinda delivering year-round arts, cultural and creative skills development workshops. Workshops are delivered in dance, singing, songwriting, music-making, mc’ing, film, visual art, and creative writing. Young people participate in the workshops alongside professionals in the industry, creating performance pieces, videos and installations for their own community. While the program has a focus on young people, intergenerational participation in the program is actively encouraged.
Creative Tracks employs a Diversional Therapy framework, a client centred practice, recognising that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all individuals. Our workshops are designed to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical well-being of participants.
Our program encourages the development of local talent and builds young people’s confidence to participate in other community events. We also provide a platform to document local stories, foster participation in events outside local communities and identify education, leadership and career pathways. We encourage the development of a forum for young people to share stories, yarn about current issues, learn new skills, celebrate culture and contribute to building stronger communities. Through arts and cultural expression, Creative Tracks nurtures leadership, confidence and community building outcomes for young people. This is delivered through targeted workshops and leadership camps.
Creative Tracks is coordinated by Human Ventures in partnership with a range of organisations such as Aboriginal Councils, youth support agencies, schools, parents, service providers, community members, Elders and young people in each community. We receive financial assistance from philanthropic sources.
Additional to our regular program deliverables, Creative Tracks also offers fee-for-service work with clients seeking a unique, creative program that delivers arts, cultural and community development outcomes for their own programs, organisations and businesses. Fee-for-service work is available for everyone.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the Elders, young people and community crews of Logan, Woorabinda, Cherbourg and Hopevale.