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Youth Arts in the Hunter for over 40 Years
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Novel Coronavirus /
COVID-19 Updates

Update: Monday 13 July 2020

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, we’re pleased to announce the return to on-site workshops in Term 3, while continuing to offer online options for young people and families who wish to get involved from home.

Afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops

In Term 3 (from 27 July), Tantrum will offer FIVE On-site Workshops in our COVID-safe Studio at Tantrum and TWO Online Workshops via Zoom.

On-site Workshops

  • Mondays, 4-5pm (1hr) – Ages 5-8 (Yr K-2)
  • Tuesdays, 4-5:30pm (1.5hr) – Ages 8-10 (Yr 3-4)
  • Wednesdays, 4-6pm (2hr) – Ages 12-15 (Yr 7-9)
  • Thursdays, 4-5:30pm (1.5hr) – Ages 10-12 (Yr 5-6)
  • Fridays, 4-6pm (2hr) – Ages 15-21 (Yr 10+)

Online Workshops

  • Tuesdays, 5-5:45pm (45min) – Junior: Ages 8-12 (Yr 3-6)
  •  Wednesday, 5:15-6:15pm (1hr) – Senior: Ages 12-18 (Yr 7-12)

Please note: Tantrum will continue to follow and respond to government health advice at all times. In the instance that the Tantrum site is forced to close again, all workshops and activities will immediately move to online delivery. Term fees for each on-site workshop are highly subsidised to account for potential changes in delivery, as well as any financial hardship families face. As such, no refunds or credits will be given except in the event of workshops being cancelled. We will continue to offer our Tantrum OPEN Scholarship program for young people facing disadvantage.

Tantrum FleX Ensemble

After meeting via Zoom in Term 2, Tantrum FleX Ensemble will continue in Term 3, with on-site workshops on Saturdays from 10am-12pm (2hr) starting 1 August.

Please note: Term 3 workshops are only available to those who participated in Term 2.

COVID-19 Safety Plan

We will be providing further information prior to the beginning of Term 3 around Tantrum’s COVID-19 Safety Plan, including important things to remember when attending on-site workshops and what we’re doing to keep our tribe safe during this time.

Update: Friday 17 April 2020

At Tantrum, we embrace change. We’re flexible and know that our tribe is ready for whatever challenges come our way. During this time of uncertainty, we’re evolving to bring you Tantrum Transformed – our new suite of Online Drama + Performance Workshops, Tantrum FleX Ensemble and Offline Creative Resources for young people and their families during home isolation.

The Tantrum Office and Studio remain closed at this time, but we’re excited to deliver the same high-quality, innovative and youth-centred programs that we’re known for, delivered online using video-conferencing platform, Zoom.

Take a look at our new offerings below, and get in contact if you have any questions or concerns. We will be providing further information prior to the beginning of Term 2, including how to access online workshops and what we’re doing to keep our tribe connected and safe during this time.

Tantrum Transformed:

Online Drama + Performance Workshops
(Previously Afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops)

Everything you love about our Afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops, re-imagined by our incredible Workshop Facilitators for inside the four walls of your home. Connect with new friends, explore creative expression and celebrate your unique perspectives and ideas through performance and theatre-making. Highly subsidised and delivered online in Term 2.

Tantrum FleX Ensemble
(Previously Tantrum X Ensemble)

At its heart, Tantrum FleX Ensemble (formerly Tantrum X) invites teenagers to collaborate with each other as artists to make new connections and exciting new art. Beginning this term, participants will explore great art created in times of hardship and crisis. During their own confinement, members of Tantrum FleX Ensemble will work together to create their own works of art ‘from the depths’. Highly subsidised and delivered online in Term 2.

Offline Creative Resources

FREE downloadable (or hardcopy) resources consisting of games, activities and frameworks to kindle creative play and collaboration within a young person’s home environment, with the opportunity for parents and other family members to get involved in a way that works for them.

Update: Monday 23 March 2020

In light of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, the Board of Tantrum Youth Arts has endorsed a suite of measures, with the wellbeing of our participants, families, artists, staff and community front of mind. These measures include:

  • All remaining Term 1 afternoon Drama + Performance Workshops at Tantrum will be cancelled starting from Monday 23 March.
  • Workshop participants/families will be offered credit for the remaining Term 1 workshops cancelled, which can be used on Tantrum workshops in the next 12 months.
  • Our Workshop Facilitators will continue to be offered work during this period to develop innovative and exciting ways to offer Drama + Performance Workshops remotely in Term 2 and beyond.
  • The Tantrum Office will be closed from Monday 23 March to Tuesday 14 April, with all staff supported to work remotely. If you have any inquiries during this period, please email and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Tantrum is committed to playing a role in minimising the transmission of the COVID-19 virus by limiting non-essential gatherings, travel, etc. At the same time, we stand behind our casual Workshop Facilitators, not to mention all artists and creative organisations that are affected by the impact of the coronavirus.

We are currently assessing all other aspects of our program and will provide updates on these in the coming weeks. Luckily, we are experts at thinking outside the box and we are confident that we will find unique and innovative ways to continue to deliver creative opportunities for young and emerging artists in the Hunter region.

Further updates will be available here and on our Facebook page as they become available.

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101 City Rd, Merewether NSW Australia
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