LOGAN EMERGE – Transforming arts-led practice
In a partnership-first between BEMAC and MyQ, twelve young people from refugee backgrounds will have the opportunity to be engaged in a hands-on project that seeks to build their confidence and unlock their leadership and creative potential.
Through a series of workshops that utilise the creative arts, these young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds will develop performance skills, self-confidence and a deeper sense of belonging in the community and country they now call home.
BEMAC General Manager Leanne Tu’ipulotu said the project was about transforming arts-led practice to support and nurture young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds and in so doing, positively contribute to their settlement journey.
“Through Logan Emerge we hope to empower and unlock the potential of these young people, many of whom have endured deep trauma through their journeys of displacement,” she said.
“Engaging in the arts and activating personal creativity has an enormous potential for positive transformation. The young people will be encouraged to tell their stories through music and dance resulting in a song being workshopped and professionally recorded by Artist Development Coordinator Simon Mula.
“At the end of the project they will be given the opportunity to perform the song live at Friday Night Tapas at Harmony on Carmody Cafe in Logan Central.”