Outer Urban Projects

Creating high calibre art for maximum social impact.

Mission, Vision and Values


To create quality performing art, employment and social engagement for and with young people in Melbourne’s outer north.


Driven by its new wave of emerging artists, OUP presents the complex face of contemporary Australia.


Diversity: To instill a culture of respect for the enormous diversity of humanity - diversity of race, culture, class, religion, gender, sexuality, age and ability in all that we do.

Courage: To inspire the courage to tell stories and create art that challenges the status quo of our society.

Resilience: To develop an organisation that is a permanent vehicle for creative expression in our outer northern community.

Social Justice: To use cross sector community cultural development practices, advocacy and alliances to achieve measurable change and impact in the lives of participants, their families and communities.

Excellence: To aim for high artistic standards and elicit maximum engagement from staff, participants, artists, stakeholders and audiences.

Education & Employment: To impart professional and leadership skills and support genuine vocational training and employment for young people in the outer north.