I can’t believe that I am writing this as we head into the beginning of November! The year has flown by and we are almost at the end of a pretty spectacular year. Next week is the start of our End of Semester performances at Gorman Arts Centre. We are looking forward to seeing the incredible work that our young artists have been working on throughout Semester 2. Katie has had a sneak peek, visiting all of our Workshops over the past few weeks and is thrilled with the level of focus and commitment everyone presents. We can’t wait to see friends and family at our two performance days on Monday 7 November (Monday and Wednesday classes) and Tuesday 8 November (Tuesday and Friday classes). Our Primary School, End of Semester Performances are then next, commencing the week of Monday 21 November at each school.

The CYT Administration has already been working incredibly hard preparing for the 2017 Artistic Program. We were immensely proud to receive a CAPO (Capital Arts Patron Organisation) award from Canberra Weekly a few weeks ago. This award will go towards an exciting opportunity taking place for our 7-12 years young artists in 2017- details coming soon, so stay tuned!

CYT has also received the very exciting news that we have received Plus1 funding from Creative Partnerships Australia. The Plus1 matched funding program supports arts organisations to attract new donors, build relationships and boost our fundraising.

So what does this mean for CYT? Plus1 gives small to medium arts and cultural organisations dollar-for-dollar matched funding for fundraising campaigns. More information will be released soon about our exciting campaign… because we need your help!

Even though there are only a few weeks left of the year at CYT we are still busy, busy, busy! We look forward to seeing our fabulous community on Friday night at the CYT Night Out as well as the Christmas Party on 9 December.

Thank you to all of our brilliant young artists and families for working so hard this semester. As always, pop in for a chat to the office – we love seeing everyone’s smiley faces!