The Gertrude Street Projection Festival has proudly partnered with a range of community groups to produce outstanding projects to exhibit during the festival. Since 2008 these community groups have included:
Artful Dodgers Studios
Artful Dodgers Studios is a Collingwood based program that provides creative spaces for young people whose lives may have been disrupted by difficult circumstances. Running since 1996, the program offers an incredibly diverse range of opportunities for young artists to engage with differing artistic mediums.
Art Day South
This flagship program of Arts Access Victoria, Art Day South is a weekly art studio for artists with an intellectual disability. Facilitated by professional practicing artists and fully supported by disability workers, it is an opportunity for participants to develop their creative and social skills as individuals and as members of a group.
MAYSAR (Melbourne Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation).
Based along Gertrude Street, MAYSAR is an organisation that has been a significant part of the Aboriginal community for many years. It is also a space to gather together as a community to discuss future programs about healthy life styles and how to make change for the better.
Yarra Youth Services
Yarra Youth Services provides a range of integrated services and programs for young people aged 12 to 25 years who live, work, study and visit the area. Young people from Fitzroy, Collingwood and Richmond develop digital works throughout the year as part of weekly YYS Digital Arts programs, to exhibit as part of GSPF.
ArtLife Animation Class
The ArtLife Animation Class is Footscray Community Art Centre’s disability arts program. Previously the ArtLife Animation Class has partnered with independent animator and producer Lindsey Cox to produce mixed media video works.
The Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse
The Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse is a project of the Fitzroy Learning Network that aims to help young people from underserved communities to explore themselves and grow confidence through interaction with technology. One of only two Computer Clubhouses in Australia and part of a global network, it provides free access to technology to over 150 youths aged 10 to 18 years.
The Gertrude Street Projection Festival partners with many educational, community and social services that exist within the Fitzroy precinct and beyond. It’s a way of everyone in the community finding out about their neighbors. Over the years these groups have worked to produce outstanding pieces that feature at festival sites.
For more information about becoming a Community Partner with the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, please contact: