Our Vision

Mobilising and emboldening the next generation to take creative risks, explode
boundaries, develop critical works and be a powerful voice in global contemporary


CHYA promotes leadership through capable, connected and visionary arts workers. We
recognise and nurture the talent and abilities of young people in the Geelong region,
mentoring the next generation of arts leaders.

We provide a dynamic space for people to take artistic risks and challenge
conventions. We support the development of bold and experimental work.

CHYA is a space of respect, tolerance, and inclusion. We provide an inclusive
environment for people to feel supported and safe, both as individuals and
through their creative output. We aim to seek the voices of everyone in our
community, and strive to engage groups and individuals that might otherwise
not have access to broad creative opportunities.

We are constantly looking for ways to expand our community and develop
our cultural city by connecting people, providing opportunities and looking for
new collaborations. We establish and nourish a strong collective of creative
voices that inform our programs.

We empower young people at CHYA to participate in our programs and develop their own practice and work. We champion these people out in the wider community.

Implement good governance to ensure our ongoing viability. Recognition of core
ethical responsibilities, including loyalty, transparency, diligence, punctuality and