Mission:

The Akin Program creates opportunities for Arts participation in targeted rural communities, for girls aged 10-18. We want to create an opportunity for every girl who puts her hand up saying I want to learn to use my voice. 

Akin Workshop Series:

In 2019 the Akin workshop will see three leading Toy Choir members accompany the delivering team of professional female artists to five selected locations to facilitate the city-country cross-aged workshops.  Over the course of a day, each girl participating will have created a story, learnt how to structure it, and write it as a song. An audio-visual artist will be on site to capture the girls’ creations and together, they will create an accompanying video clip.

 

The members of the House create a safe environment that supports the vulnerability of the creative process, which is established and nurtured by all leaders and participants. While direction and assistance will be offered to the students, peer based learning is key in honing and capturing the girls’ talents.

Click on your circle above to register or if your town in not above fill in the form belowand we will do what we can to come and visit soon!

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body

“Ever since the Federal Government’s changes to arts funding was implemented, ‘excellence’ has been a real buzz word. The Akin program genuinely finds what is already excellent about each of its students and finds a way to draw that talent out and showcase it.”