Australia Council withdraws support from youth theatre

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Richard Watts

Ten of 13 youth performing arts companies have lost their Australia Council funding, sending shockwaves through the sector.

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Publicity photo for Platform Youth Theatre and La Mama's production of Martin Hoggart's Expose the Clothes; image via Facebook. 

About the author

Richard Watts is ArtsHub's Performing Arts Editor and Team Leader, Editorial; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on community radio station Three Triple R.

The founder of the Emerging Writers' Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel.

He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.

Follow Richard on Twitter: @richardthewatts