More than 100 events designed by young people will take place this week in celebration of National Youth Week (NYW).
Presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities, National Youth Week in WA will run from Friday 31 March until Sunday 9 April.
In 2017, Geraldton will host the launch event with a youth festival and concert on the foreshore on Saturday 1 April.
In the Perth metropolitan area, the flagship event, the KickstART Festival will run from 31 March – 23 April in the Northbridge cultural centre featuring a festival day on Saturday 8 April.
The festival includes a range of free live performances, market stalls, workshops, forums and special events.
This year's program was designed by the NYW planning committee around the theme 'eco-futures', with many of the events addressing neo-futurism, technology and embracing creative expression while caring for the environment.
Program highlights include an immersive, sensory walking tour led by local artists with participants teaming up with botanists, poets and storytellers to uncover buried topographies, a mental health workshop with NYW Ambassador Darci Miller and a cross-stich tweeting project where participants will turn tweets into artwork while sharing personal experiences with social media.
DLGC provides grants of up to $1,000 for organisations to put on events and activities for people aged 12-25 during the week.
For the full list of events, check out the program online, visit Propel Youth Arts or download the NYW app from Google Play or the App Store.