Help the performing arts recover

Digital content made by, with and for young people aged 13-25.

At Arts Centre Melbourne, we believe that young people have a right to be seen and heard. As we navigate through these difficult times, it will be young voices and their new narratives that shape our future. That’s why they are front and centre in Seen & Heard, our new online youth hub.

Check in regularly for inspiring performances and podcasts made by young people, at-home workshops, and exciting opportunities to get involved in the performing arts.

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Steri-LIVE

Our New Slang committee, a team of music fans aged 14-17, put their heads together (virtually, of course) to imagine the future of live music. The result? Steri-LIVE, a socially distanced, sustainable and diverse festival with no bounds.


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10 Years of Dig Deep

Celebrating the engagement of young people through performing arts, this documentary is an uplifting look at Dig Deep, Arts Centre Melbourne’s dynamic and inclusive youth hip-hop and urban music program.

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LOL Squad

Enjoy a series of hilarious sketches from the LOL Squad crew, a team of funny peeps aged 14-18 from the Class Clowns program. Meet a ghost with low self-esteem, witness a very unusual heist, get into some hardcore parkour and more.

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5x5x5 Memory

5x5x5: Memory

5 emerging composers. 5 new works. 5 minutes.

In the midst of the global pandemic, five outstanding emerging Victorian composers explored the theme of Memory.

During this extraordinary time we were afforded the opportunity to look back and engage our memory to reflect on the way life was. Technology has continued to play an integral role in our lives, keeping us connected and entertained. 5x5x5: Memory was able to flourish with the support of technology and in their home studios, five emerging composers were equipped to produce beautiful pieces, exploring this vital theme.


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Future Echoes 2019

Listen to audio from the 2019 Future Echoes festival, where young creatives aged 13-30 years old challenged ways of thinking and invited audiences into their processes.


Future Echoes: Postcards and Provocations

Provocations & Postcards from the Future

Look out over the horizon, fast forward your watch, is the apocalypse closer than you think? Express Media curated an immersive, stirring and playful hour of young writers who propelled us forward in time and shared their visions for the future.


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Future Echoes: Critical Conversations

Critical Conversations

Curated by Emerging Writers' Festival, this panel of young creatives brought the future into the present, centering Indigenous voices, looking beyond access, transcending gender and placing artists at the centre of social change.


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Hip-Hop Lyric Writing Workshop with Mantra

In this workshop you will learn the basics of hip-hop songwriting. Themes covered will include: using a piece of music to inspire the mood and direction of a song, developing a unique song concept, finding an effective and powerful way to deliver a song’s message and putting all these ideas into action to create lyrics for a verse and chorus.

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DIY Beat-Making workshop with Benji Miu

Using household items and the Koala Sampler app, Benji will show you how to make yourself a unique sample-based drumkit. Once you’ve refined your kit, Benji will take you through the basics of putting together a drum beat, so you can use your DIY drumkit as a live instrument!

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Top 5 Picks for Teens

Each fortnight our team round up some of our favourite programs from artists and companies across Victoria, as well as content made by, with and for teens, in these curated lists.


The Ancient Bloods

 

Edition 7*NEW*

Listen to new album Where We Stand from The Ancient Bloods, dive into the 2020 Melbourne Fringe program or browse fresh opportunities for First Nations music producers in this latest wrap of our favourite online content for teens.


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Participants of the GIRLS ROCK camp

Edition 6*NEW*

Browse the latest in content and opportunities for budding creatives. Join fellow art lovers on NGV Teen Council, stream a documentary on GIRLS ROCK! Melbourne and more.


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Audience members watching the OutLoud poetry slam

Edition 5

Watch an electrifying showcase of Victoria's best young wordsmiths, develop essential skills for stage and screen with FCAC or feed your love of art with Signal Curators.


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Poetry workshops with Soretti Kadir

Edition 4

Discover your writer’s voice in free poetry workshops with Soretti Kadir, hear from established artists with the NGV or stream a live music series from Sydney Opera House’s hidden spaces.


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SIGNAL Screen and Sound Commissions

Edition 3

Browse new digital works from young artists, watch an online music festival or join creative industry talks from the NGV and ACMI.


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Gammin' Threads

Edition 2

Watch documentaries on incredible First Nation’s musicians Lady Lash and Ziggy Ramo, hear from industry leading writers and creatives and tune in to the perfect at-home, lo-fi hip hop soundtrack.


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ILBIJERRI Ensemble

Edition 1

From hip-hop drop ins and songwriting tutorials, to weekly workshops and development programs, there’s plenty of opportunities to engage with the performing arts online.


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