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Creative Engagement

Pursuing youth outcomes through the arts across the Victorian Government

Engaging young people through the arts has many benefits for both individuals and communities.

Creative Engagement – Pursuing youth outcomes through the arts across the Victorian Government profiles seven Victorian art projects that have achieved positive outcomes for young people and their communities and reports on key outcomes addressing many government objectives.

The seven case studies demonstrate that, in addition to the intrinsic value of engagement in creative activities for participants, the projects have led to a number of significant instrumental outcomes. These include:

  • facilitating re-engagement in education;
  • access to career pathways;
  • improvements in health and wellbeing;
  • reductions in anti-social behaviour;
  • community engagement; and
  • exploration of personal and cultural identities.

The report was prepared in 2011 by the Department of Premier and Cabinet graduate recruits, as part of their Graduate Learning Team project.

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Young people performing hip hop out the front of Flinders Street Station