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Rotary Youth Arts Project

RYAP (2019). Photo by Shae Rooke.

Rotary Youth Arts Project

Since 2004, The Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP), previously SnapHop, has been a cooperative project between arts organisations within the City of Yarra: Dancehouse, Centre for Contemporary Photography, and Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Collingwood.  The program offers free, empowering, hands-on arts experiences for young people, teaching life skills such as teamwork, creativity and confidence. Each year, Dancehouse selects a choreographer to mentor 15-20 young people from Collingwood College towards a short choreographed performance presented for family and friends.

The Rotary Youth Arts Project (RYAP) is a collaborative project between public, private, education and arts organisations. Its mission is to assist socio-economically and culturally disadvantaged young people to gain life skills such as teamwork, creativity and the confidence to help develop a sense of purpose, connection to local community and a need for a future pathway. The project offers free, empowering, hands-on quality arts experiences in dance, video and photography workshops, aiming towards a quality exhibition, screening and performance.


Invited Choreographers

2019 Maggie MadFox Chen with Marnie Newton Milk
2018 Deanne Butterworth with Ben Hurley
2017 James Welsby with James Andrews
2016 Sarah Aiken and Emily Davidson
2015 Alice Holland
2014 James Batchelor
2013 Adam Wheeler with Natalie Abbott and Glen Moore

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