ADFAS Young Arts philanthropy enhances arts opportunities for young people in Australia.
ADFAS societies may choose to be sole sponsors of a project or combine with other community organisations in joint ventures.
Young Arts projects are diverse; some fund an individual whilst others support groups. Recipients range from pre-schoolers to tertiary students.
Young Arts encompasses literature, music, photography, performing and fine arts.
Current ADFAS Young Arts projects fund:
- Scholarships to a conservatorium
- Provision of musical instruments
- Exhibitions showcasing secondary school student achievements in Visual Arts education
- Workshops and masterclasses
- Arts experiences for young people with sensory impairment
- Arts related opportunities for young people suffering financial disadvantage or geographic isolation
- Initiatives to preserve the cultural skills and language of indigenous Australians
- Excursions to museums, galleries and historic buildings
Young Arts Funding Makes a Difference
In 2015, over $76,000 was contributed to Young Arts projects.
26 of our 35 Societies offered a Young Arts programme with most Societies supporting a mix of both individuals and community groups.
Pauline Hopkins Cup
Pauline Hopkins was the NADFAS Overseas Area Representative (OAR) from 2001-2005.
During that time Pauline was a regular visitor to Australia and in 2008 she generously donated a silver presentation cup in recognition of the contribution ADFAS societies make to Young Arts in their communities. The cup is awarded to the Society providing a particularly innovative Young Arts programme in their local area.
Following Pauline’s additional donation of a substantial bursary in October 2014, The Pauline Hopkins Young Arts Award of $200 is now presented in conjunction with the Pauline Hopkins Cup at the ADFAS AGM in March.