Outer Urban Projects
The Newsboys Foundation has been collaborating with Outer Urban Projects since OUP’s inception in 2012. OUP is a community arts organisation that works with a culturally diverse group of young people, mostly from Melbourne’s outer northern suburbs.
OUP brings young people from diverse cultural, social and musical backgrounds together to learn from each other, push artistic boundaries and create new works that fuse classical, contemporary and choral music with dance.
Newsboys Foundation co-presented Grand DiVisions with Outer Urban Projects at the Arts Centre during the 2015 Melbourne Arts Festival. The show was greeted with audience and critical acclaim.
Newsboys Foundation is currently supporting the Zone2 Community Access Program which provides weekly tutorials in dance, music and text to young people. From the Zone2 tutorials, young people are connected to performing opportunities and are linked into further education, training and employment.