Artistic Development Fund

In 2020, we are looking to establish the Artistic Development Fund – a new initiative that will support artists and creative projects that require dedicated time and space to realise their artistic potential.


We are looking to raise $20,000 per year over three years to commission and develop three new Australian works for young people. The aim of these commissions is to develop original Australian works with young people as their focus, create opportunities for young artists to discover more about their artistic practice, and challenge expectations about what theatre can be. 

Each commission will be granted to a professional playwright through an EOI process, and chosen by the Artistic Director in consultation with a panel of young artists.

These creative developments are critical in the creation of any new work and will be conducted with young artists at Canberra Youth Theatre so they can also gain insight into this artistic process. The creative development will culminate in a presentation of the commissioned work. Each commissioned writer will also participate in the delivery of workshops for young emerging playwrights in the ACT.  

Canberra Youth Theatre will then aim to support each commissioned play into production as part of our annual production season the following year, and seek out opportunities for the continued life of these new Australian plays across the country. 

For more information or to support this fund, contact Artistic Director Luke Rogers luke@canberrayouththeatre.com.au