Iraqi Youth Speak Up (2017) - Information & Cultural Exchange

Iraqi Youth Speak Up (2017)

This Training Program has now finished and the participants are working on their own self devised youth event:

Dare 2 Choose

Iraqi youth forum as part of the 2017 Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival
Where: Fairfield Museum & Art Gallery
When: Saturday 19 August 2017
Time: 1 – 4pm
Free entry


Are you from an Iraqi background and between 18 – 28?
هل أنت من أصل عراقي و عمرك بين 18 و 28 سنة؟


Do you enjoy making things happen and believe that young people should be heard?
هل تؤمن/تؤمنين بأهمية إسماع صوت الشباب


Are you imaginative, resourceful; focused and interested in producing cultural events?
هل أنت مهتم/مهتمة بإنتاج النشاطات الثقافية


The Iraqi Youth Speak Up Training Program is the opportunity you need!


A team of six people will be mentored by professionals as they devise and produce a public youth forum of ideas and expression for the 2017 Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival.

Learn while you produce and take responsibility for a real event. Sessions cover:

  • working in a creative team
  • devising a meaningful and inspiring public event
  • programming strong content
  • managing contracts; budgets and crews
  • creating and implementing marketing strategies
  • producing and managing a successful event


The training is free and for young people of any gender or religion.
البرنامج التدريبي مجاني و يشمل الشباب من أي جنس أو دين


5 x 3hr sessions at I.C.E between 20 April – 12 July 2017
The team will be required hold regular production meetings plus independent team meetings as required.
Dates and times to be negotiated.

Applications close: 18 April 2017


If you would like more information about Iraqi Youth Speak Up (2017), you can get in contact with Victoria Harbutt at I.C.E. for more details
Victoria Harbutt
Producer, Training & Curatorial Development
victoria.harbut[email protected]
02 8821 9165

Iraqi Youth Speak Up Training Program is a partnership between I.C.E and Iraqi Australian University Graduate Forum with ​fund​ing​ from the NSW Premier’s Fund for Social Cohesion, and a Fairfield City Council, Community Social Change Through Creativity Grant.