Tantrum is for every young person but especially those who feel left out, like they don’t belong or that their voices aren’t being heard.
Tantrum has established partnerships with respected community service providers – headspace Newcastle and Northlakes Youth Services – to make our Creative Drama Workshops more accessible to young people with genuine barriers to participating in the arts. Thanks to the support of our major donors, Tantrum is able to offer scholarships to young people facing disadvantage, including social isolation, financial hardship, mental health barriers and disability.
Each scholarship supports one young person to attend a full year of weekly Creative Drama Workshops at Tantrum at no cost (valued at $1000).
“Self-expression and community connection go a long way to a young person’s well-being.
The Tantrum OPEN scholarships offer just that – a chance for a young person attending headspace to be part of a creative community for an entire year. As workers at headspace we value these community partnerships which consolidate the work we do on site and help young people thrive.” – Byron Williams, Community Development Worker, headspace Newcastle
Apply for an OPEN Scholarship
Thanks to the Tantrum OPEN Scholarship program, we are able to offer young people facing disadvantage (including social isolation, financial hardship, or barriers due to mental health or disability.) one year’s (i.e. four school terms) free attendance at our on-site Creative Drama Workshops.
To apply for an OPEN Scholarship, applicants’ Parents or carers must fill in a simple Eligibility Form, and they must also supply a Referral Letter from a certified health, education, or social work professional. Eligibility and the full process is described in more detail in the OPEN Scholarship Application Pack.
Applications are accepted throughout the year, though they are only reviewed quarterly (in time for the commencement of each Tantrum term – see dates on our Creative Drama Workshop page).
OPEN Scholarship places are limited, though we are always endeavoring to offer more!
Applications for Term 1 in 2022 close 3 Feb. Any applications received between 3 Feb and 13 Feb may still be offered a scholarship for Term 1 if there are places available – otherwise your application will be considered for the following Term (if you opt in for carry-over).