Arts in Action
3d Arts is committed to creating opportunities for everyone to engage with the Arts and to seeing young people thrive all across Melbourne. We believe the Arts is a foundational building block for creating culture and for investing in creative capital that will be inherited by the next generations. The Arts produce a dynamic and creative force that always results in action - Arts In Action!
The Performing Arts allow us to do something very few arenas of life afford, invent and re-imagine stories that shape and change culture. Stories, or parables, transmit messages and carry meaning about making a life worth imitating. Music, dance and drama fuse together in ways no other languages can to start a conversation that we can all be a part of. Our belief is that language creates culture - where we can provide a creative vocabulary around an idea, issue or theme, we will see the conversation shift and we begin to impact the culture around us.
Arts in Action partnerships begin because there is a specific need in a part of our community. It may be a school, community organisation, festival, public or corporate event or a gathering that brings people together with a similar heart. Arts In Action partnerships aim to strengthen culture and encourage positive social transformation through Performing Arts. Our projects are based on Christian values, and are always accessible, inclusive, anti-exploitative and enriching.
Our vision is to invest deeply in the school community. 3dArts Teaching Artists are experienced industry professionals who look to champion the good work already happening in the school, by getting alongside people such as school chaplains and wellbeing workers who have a heart to see lives transformed and school culture strengthened.
3d Arts facilitates Arts In Action School Partnerships to offer opportunities to young people where access to the Performing Arts is limited and raises awareness of topics and themes important to different communities. Through writing and developing performances, students learn how skills in Dance, Drama & Music can be used to explore and communicate important issues such as belonging, safety and ident
We believe that language shapes culture. Our goal is to see young people walk and talk the language of their school community. The Arts are a powerful instrument in giving young people tools to walk out what they want to talk about. Through long term partnerships, graduates of Arts in Action projects carry a renewed sense of belonging in their school community and commitment to and understanding of the language of their school values.
3d Arts also writes, directs and produces full length musical productions that are performed by young people all across the country. To find our more about our productions, or to discuss performance rights for your school or community group, please send us an inquiry.
3d Arts Footworks Dance Company regularly performs at School Chapel services, celebrations and events. Please contact us if you would like to discuss how we can support your school and share a message of positive social transformation through the arts.
Ashwood School, Dinjerra Primary School (Braybrook), Wandin Yallock PS, Ruskin Park PS (Croydon), Mooroolbark East PS, Croydon PS, MECS Home School Co-operative, Caufield Grammar School, Waverley Christian College, Forest Hill College, Melba College
3d ARTS jr. PRODUCTIONS
To find our more about our full length musical productions, available to schools and community groups to perform, please visit out 3d Arts Jr. Production page.
ARTS IN ACTION TESTIMONIALS
“I loved the way everyone was involved…the children in the audience all seemed captivated by their peers' performances!”
(Education Support Staff Member)
"Core Values were explored in so many different activities that students became very aware of what the value was, what it looked like, how it felt.'
(Student Wellbeing Coordinator)
"So fantastic to have a program run by music and drama professionals when we are unable to offer specialist programs in this area."
3d Arts is an urban arts movement that works to strengthen community by raising up leaders in the Performing Arts industry. We see artists as agents of change who develop their craft by performing to different audiences, in different contexts. We perform at festivals, openings, arts & cultural events, and for professional film, television, dance and theatre. We develop partnerships with councils, churches, not-for-profits, charities and community groups. We provide immersive apprenticeships for emerging artists to train and develop their skills and pioneer arts initiatives that create positive social transformation.
Annually performing on some of the biggest stages across the country, our performers are leaders in the Performing Arts and are professionally qualified industry experts. We want to see talent home-grown, rather than "hired-in" and believe in coming alongside organisations and individual practitioners to strengthen what is already taking place in the community. If you'd like discuss a partnership further, please contact us.
Our grassroots urban dance movement, PROXIMITY, began in 2016 and annually attracts some of the best choreographers in Melbourne. PROXIMITY is an all ages, intensive Dance Day designed to bring dance to the suburbs. Visit the 2017 PROXIMITY page here.
Community Partners: State Youth Games Victoria Opening Ceremony, Mooroolbark Festival, Church Unite, The Salvos Christmas Carols, Crossway Church, Proximity Dance Festival, Knox Performing Arts Centre, Indimax Productions, Candlelight Productions