Youth Coordinators bring a new edge to Shout Out Loud festival
  • Monday 19 May 2008

This year’s Shout Out Loud youth arts festival is set to be bigger and better than last year with the help of a team of exciting new youth coordinators.

The Shout Out Loud Festival, delivered by Sunshine Coast Regional Council with funding from Arts Qld and Festivals Australia, provides opportunities to creatively develop, profile and showcase young people and young artists /arts workers from the Sunshine Coast’s Noosa area.

“This year the festival has provided the opportunity for young people to get involved in the event through a variety of roles including event coordination, promotions, exhibition curation, stage management and technical production,” Council’s Community and Recreation Development Regional Manager Sandie Pitter said.

“Youth coordinators working on the festival include 21 year old Zach Finzel, who is currently studying a diploma in music management at TAFE. He has a passion for music and will be the Performance Coordinator for the festival.”

“Amelia Gray, 20, is in her last year at university studying a degree in marketing. She has completed a school based traineeship at Caloundra Regional Art Galley and will be the Visual Arts Coordinator for the festival.”

“Having youth coordinators is a great way to not only provide them with experience but also have an event for young people organised by young people,” Sandie said.

The two-day festival will be held on 21 - 22 June at both The J (Noosa Junction) and the Butter Factory Arts Centre (Cooroy).

Last year's festival saw over 100 young people involved in performing or presenting their own creative work and audiences of over 1,000 people attended the event.

Calling all young performers, artists and bands – get involved and make the festival bigger and better!

Schools, groups and individuals aged between 12-25 years who are in choirs, theatre groups, dance troupes, bands, visual artists or film makers can apply to perform or present their creative work as part of the festival.

Applications have been extended to Wednesday 28 May.