PYT Responds to Australia Council funding cuts

Powerhouse Youth Theatre (PYT) send our support and respect to the companies recently cut by the Australia Council as result of cuts made to Council by the Federal Government. PYT is very grateful and proud to be able to continue our work after receiving four year organisational funding from the Australia Council. We will continue to be an advocate for the future of contemporary arts and performance in Australia by developing the careers and works from the communities of Western Sydney.

PYT would very much like to acknowledge one of our key partners in recent work, Force Majeure. This incredible company was unfortunately not a recipient of Australia Council funding, which has come as a shock to us, and many in the sector.

Our partnership with Force Majeure is a key example of the true power of our Australian arts ecology. Our acclaimed work JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER is being presented by the Opera House and Arts Centre Melbourne. For the first time, young artists from Fairfield in Western Sydney are going to perform and tell their stories on Australia’s main stages. This is the kind of critical work that a strong and coherent arts ecology can create. PYT thanks Force Majeure for all their company and artistic support. We look forward to working together again during our super exciting, kick-ass season of JUMP FIRST, ASK LATER, which will continue to enrich both our companies and strengthen our national arts landscape.