Propel Youth Arts WA

Drug Aware YCulture Metro

About Drug Aware YCulture Metro

Drug Aware YCulture Metro is a funding and development program for youth arts and culture projects based in metropolitan Perth. Drug Aware YCulture Metro is delivered by Propel Youth Arts WA to promote the Drug Aware message.

Who is eligible to apply for a Drug Aware YCulture Metro Grant?

Eligible applicants for YCulture Metro must be 12 – 26 years old, live in the Perth metro area and be at an entry-level of their arts practice or career.

Each project must include:

  • Direct organisers - at least 2 young people (as the YCulture Metro applicants)
  • Direct participants - at least 6 young people (as secondary organisers and/or participants in workshops and/or participating artists - such as actors in a theatre performance)
  • Indirect participants - at least 100 young audience members or attendees

What kind of projects can be funded?

Drug Aware YCulture Metro funds projects by young people, for young people. The focus is on youth skills development and can include projects such as community events, creative workshops, production developments and showings, and live performances across all artforms. Proposed projects should also have the ability to have a broad participation reach that targets young people.

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How much money can I ask for?

You may apply for up to $3000. Funding can cover project expenses including:

  • Professional Artist Fees
  • Materials
  • Promotional costs
  • Documentation 
  • Venue Hire 
  • Equipment Hire

You may apply for a Drug Aware YCulture grant in conjunction with other funding sources, subject to negotiation.

Where does my project need to happen?

Your project must happen in a location within the Perth metropolitan area. This means that we do not fund projects that include intrastate, interstate or overseas travel. All projects must occur in venues that are non-smoking, non-licensed environments. All Drug Aware YCulture Metro events must promote the Drug Aware message through exclusive naming rights, signage, merchandise and verbal acknowledgement.

For more information on how to apply please visit 

Applications close
No closing date
Up to $3,000
All artforms
Grant Type
Youth Arts
Applicant Type
Perth, Metro
Western Australia
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