I.C.E. is asking for your support of young First Nations artists and creatives to determine, develop and deliver projects on their own terms.
Still Growing is the only 100% youth-led, artistic and cultural collective of young mob in Western Sydney. The collective aims to develop culturally safe spaces to engage with senior practitioners, cultural mentors, explore new ideas, artistic practices and advocate for young First Nations people. This project will culminate in collaborative residencies, workshops and events for First Nations young people.
“Having a safe space for our youth to speak up about their feelings, experiences and ideas is one of the most important things. I am very proud that thinking about our Ancestors was at the forefront of the first session.”
– I.C.E. Associate Creative Producer, Dubs Yunupingu
All donations, no matter how small are gratefully accepted. And remember all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
We invite you to contribute to the following activities:
🖤$80 will support a young person to attend a Still Growing workshop
🖤$200 will enable a young person to participate in an Employment Connections creative professional development workshop
💛$500 will support matching a young person with a cultural mentor in a Still Growing Residency
❤️$800 will enable a young person to attend a Walking on Country camp
❤️$1500 will enable a young person to participate in all programs
Still Growing is a self-determining collective guided by our code of conduct and Dharug Knowledge Holders Julie Clarke-Jones (Webb), Peta Strachan and Chris Tobin.
Our current First Nations programs are relatively new. In 2020 we developed projects for intergenerational and interdisciplinary art practices, experimental contemporary works and platforms for intercultural exchange. Any money donated during our end of financial year donation drive will go directly towards supporting Still Growing.
Your support of this crucial program will go directly into building career pathways and artistic outcomes for young First Nations people.
The campaign will be running from Monday 14 June until Monday 12 July, 2021.
Image: Dubs Yunupingu, I.C.E. NAIDOC | Photo: Alicia Scott 2020