Learn at the MCA
– Young Creatives
MCA’s Young Creatives program is full of opportunities for you and your friends to create, think, make and get involved. From festival-style experiences with hundreds of like-minded young people, to intimate art-making workshops with artists, the MCA offers the chance for every young creative to take part in an adventurous and diverse range of art activities.
Next event: Sun 23 November
Designed by the MCA Youth Committee, by teenagers for teenagers, Genext offers exclusive after-hours access to the MCA. At Genext, Sydney’s teenagers embrace the freedom to explore, discuss and make art with established artists and hundreds of like-minded young people – all amongst a vibrant festival atmosphere with free live music and tasty food.
FREE, bookings essential
Genext is supported by The Balnaves Foundation
Special Events for Young Creatives
Choose from the MCA’s social and cultural events for young people, including Genext, the afterhours event exclusively for ages 12-18.
Workshops for Young Creatives
Feeling inspired? Roll up your sleeves for a workshop. From graphic art and music, to painting, zine-making and digital mash-ups, you can create your own piece of art.
Experience MCA artworks through the eyes of a teenager. Aged 14–19, Young Guides deliver professional and insightful guided tours injected with their fresh perspective, honesty and vitality – every second Sunday at 12.00pm and 2.00pm.
Genext New Media festival
Ever dreamt about getting your work up on the big screen?
The Genext New Media festival provides an opportunity for young people to show their new media and digital art, film, animation, documentaries and photography in a supportive, peer-led environment in MCA’s 115-seat Violia Lecture Theatre. Brilliant prizes are awarded for the most creative, bold and innovative submissions.
- Samsung Galaxy tablets (generously donated by Telstra)
- $100 Vouchers for lunch/dinner for two at the beautiful MCA Cafe (generously donated by Fresh catering)
- Lomo Cameras
- Hand-crafted wearables by Artist jewellers.
- Limited edition MCA exhibition catalogues
- Genext prize packs
The Genext New Media festival screens at every Genext event. The upcoming Genext events take place on 10 Aug and 23 Nov. Send submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.