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Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 45 Years
Make Noise.



"It feels like home to me"

For 48 years Tantrum Youth Arts has been empowering young people to be confident, creative and connected to themselves, their communities and each other through performance-making.

In 2023: 36 artists and artsworkers were employed; 1060 young people engaged in our programs; we delivered 234 hours of free creative workshops in regional communities; and 25% of Tantrum participants identified with disability or mental health diagnoses.


Tantrum’s Youth Arts’ programs are unique in their capacity to encourage young people’s personal and social development, connection, creative problem solving, and skill development. We provide safe spaces that acknowledge diverse ways of being, doing and thinking, and a place for young people to express their identities and their voices.

We want to give all young people access to participation in the arts, as is their right – to make noise and to be heard.

For this reason, Tantrum is committed to delivering our youth arts programs in targeted communities including rural and remote areas, low-socio-economic areas, and with young people living with a disability. We also offer OPEN scholarships that give young people facing barriers a year of Tantrum workshops for free.

But as a member-owned not-for-profit organisation, we can’t do any of these things without the continued support of our community.

For the price of one coffee a week, over one year your donation could provide a full term of drama workshops for a young person who would otherwise be unable to participate.

Donate now to help a young person find their voice.

"Thank you for making a safe space for young people to be themselves."

Tantrum Youth Arts (Tantrum Youth Arts Co-op LTD, ABN: 34636726597) is a registered charity with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.

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