In 2006 the Lyrebird Awards Committee introduced the annual Youth Awards ceremony and we have seen it grow into a wonderful celebration of youth achievement in arts. Its aim is to acknowledge the achievements of many outstanding Youth performers in our local community. As per the Adult Awards, the Youth Awards were designed to recognize artistic merit and celebrate artistic endeavour of young performers and to encourage them to continue in their performance pursuits.
The Lyrebird Awards committee believe it is most important to encourage youth to participate in the arts as the benefits are extensive. In a study commissioned by the Australian Council for the Arts(2001) they outlined the following key benefits
- social and personal development
- attitude to learning
- arts knowledge and skills
- generic competencies (writing, communicating, problem solving and perseverance)
- enjoyment and value of the arts
The Lyrebird Awards are constantly on the lookout for companies/schools who would be interested in acknowledging their youth performers and participating in these prestigious Awards based within our catchment area. If you would like further information please visit www.lyrebirdawards.org.au