Outer Urban Projects

Creating high calibre art for maximum social impact.


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If you're 13 – 27 you can register for the Zone2 tutorial workshops: a creative arts program offering workshops, mentoring and performance opportunities in Music, Dance and Writing.  The program offers you the chance to work alongside professional and emerging artists to develop skills across a wide range of art forms and to participate in performances.  Registraions are open for 2015: 


School holiday beat boxing, rap and rhythm workshops with Kevin Nugara aka Rapid Spitfire & MC Yung Philly

Tuesday 22 September 11 - 1 & Thursday 24 September 11 - 1

Zone2 tutorial times and locations for TERM 4:

Music: Signing & Vocals with Lisa-Marie Parker (registrations are now closed)

Tuesdays Oxygen Youth Space 4:00 – 6:00

4 Gaffney Street Coburg North 3052  

Dance: Hip hop & Jamaican Dancehall with Deon Nuku and Cat Pwiti  (please contact an Outer Urban Projects team member to attended this session)  

Tuesdays Reservoir High School 3:30 – 5:30

855 Plenty Road Reservoir 3073

Writing: Beatboxing & Rap with Irine Vela, Kevin Nugara aka SpitFire and Yung Philly (registrations are now closed) 

Tuesdays Oxygen Youth Space 4:00 – 6:00 (from 2nd – 23rd June)  

4 Gaffney Street Coburg North 3052  

Dance: Hip hop & Jamaican Dancehall with Tina De Melo (registrations are open)

Tuesdays Banksia Gardens Community Centre: 5 - 6:30 

71-81 Pearcedale Parade Broadmeadows 3047


Andrew Bovell in the keynote address at the 2014 National Play Festival:

“Outer Urban Projects [presents] vital and empowering work that reflects our complexities as a people.” Click here to read or listen to the keynote address

Shhh, it’s the Arts Centre Melbourne's Industry Card:

In 2013, Arts Centre Melbourne launched its very own Arts Industry Card. This new initiative aims to support the ambitious ideas and creative thinking of our home-grown Australian artists by providing access to a range of creative development, learning and participation programs.  If you need help making your registration contact us and we’ll look into your eligibility. 

Click here for more detials:

Robyn Archer challenges the myth that there are few jobs in the arts:

In a talk delivered in Sydney late last year Robyn Archer challenges the myth that there are few jobs in the arts, discusses the importance of vocational education and offers some thoughts on how to ensure that the arts has a bright future.

Click here to hear the talk

The ARACY Report Card:

Produced by the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY), the ARACY Report Card brings together the most reliable measurements available on 46 indicators, and compares tangible measures of child and youth wellbeing with the average of countries in the Organisation for EcoTomic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Click here to read the full report

Urban Events 

Outer Urban Projects prides itself on providing ongoing genuine employment and training opportunities for young people in the outer northern belt.  We plug young people into a range of mentoring options and provide training and up skill across all program activity. Urban Events works with a range of clients from government, schools, corporate, arts to community delivering one off events and event management such as workshops, performances, showcases and technical services.  If you would like to participate in this exciting and unique employment and training social enterprise program or book an event contact us at info@outerurbanprojects.org for more information.