#TakeTheStage. Invest in Australia's creative future

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Conor Withers
Feb 23, 2021
If we don't fund these properly and attract creative minds, we'll end up with PC imaginary gender empowerment stories, Marvel-like crap and re-makes of shakespeare but censored.

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Margaret Purcell
Nov 22, 2020
Young people need these types of opportunities and activities

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Emily Phillips
Nov 21, 2020
So so important for young people to experience theatre!!!

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Mark and Maureen Winn
Nov 20, 2020
I’m signing because you gave my daughter the opportunity to perform and help her on her journey, coaching her for a future in the Arts - and being there for kids to have this wonderful opportunity. Our Govt needs to understand this is as important as STEM and it’s about what makes us thinking individuals.

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Susan Taranawiwat
Nov 20, 2020
Theatre and drama opportunities are vital to the mental health of many young Australians. It offers a safe place to escape and to be accepted, whatever your quirks are.

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Sally Freeman
Nov 20, 2020
Theatre and drama are creative pursuits that project and reflect our world.

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Melanie Hunt
Nov 17, 2020
Performing arts education is a vital part of the suite of activities that children benefit from in their growth and development and needs to have the same respect and funding from government as sport.

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fiona egan
Nov 11, 2020
Young people need space and support to explore and develop their creativity, to learn from and be mentored by those who are more experienced, and to be assured that artistic expression is valued by our society. Creative minds don't develop in a vacuum; they need to be nurtured. And a successful society needs creative minds.

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Bonita Sutherland
Nov 11, 2020
The arts are so important, especially for our youth.

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David Curtis
Nov 11, 2020
I love theatre especially the great amateur ones like Shop Front