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Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the exciting news that we are a finalist in The Brand SA Awards. Ovation is in the running to win two different awards after being nominated for both the Arts award and also the Education category sponsored by Flinders University.
Brand SA's awards provide an opportunity to celebrate and promote the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations that have made significant contributions to South Australia. The Award is presented by the Government of South Australia.
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"Young people are the future of this country. Cultivating their creative energies, passion and sense of engagement is fundamental for the success of their own lives and for the economic and cultural vitality of our communities" Sir Ken Robinson
Ovation has created a new scheme to develop young artistic talent through a scholarship program.
Ovation has long been the advocate of building communities that are creative, resilient and capable through arts and cultural practice.
The programme also enables disadvantaged and low SES youth to reach their full potential through receiving a quality arts education relevant to their needs. In times of economic down turn Ovation has evolved into a place where youth come to learn, perform, play, socialise and connect.
In order to facilitate the programme Ovation has established partnerships with a range of organisations such as Rotary Club and corporate and community support. You can also make a difference to the lives of these young people by personally donating to Ovation’s Scholarship Fund. You can ensure a child can look forward to and enjoy a quality after school program as most other children do, as well as acquiring some useful life skills in the process.
Each scholarship is designed to be used for professional development.
Applications for our Rotary Club Scholarship for Performing Arts are now open until the 1st of July 2015. Ovation believes that poverty, social exclusion and disadvantage shouldn’t mean the end of personal goals and ambition, and is encouraging young people (aged 7-24) to ‘dare to dream’ by applying for the Rotary Scholarship for Performing Arts. The aim of this scholarship is to make the performing arts more accessible to low SES students and increase their opportunities to pursue a career in the performing arts and is available to support regional, remote and very remote communities and youth. An outreach program will be available in order to assist identify students with potential and Ovation urges all to apply.
6 youth from disadvantaged backgrounds will gain a yearlong scholarship to participate in any program of their choice at Ovation Centre of Performing Arts.Who is eligible?
- Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- Live in Mount Gambier OR surrounds
- Be from a financially/socially disadvantaged background. Applicants must provide written evidence of financial disadvantage (eg Centrelink documentation)
- Be aged 24 years or under
- Be able to demonstrate talent, passion or seek professional development passion or skill in a chosen area (eg. acting, musical theatre, backstage and other areas related to the performing arts
All applicants are encouraged to book a one-on-one consultation with Ovation’s Funding Officer prior to submission. Limited consult times are available, bookings are essential. Please note: only one consult per person.
Ovation Centre of Performing Arts
P.O Box 8152
Mount Gambier East 5291
Click here to download the application form
Ovation Centre of Performing Arts is proud to announce that after sell-out seasons in New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hobart, Auckland, Brisbane and Edinburgh Fringe where he earned five stars, Jersey Boys star Michael Griffiths will be joining Ovation’s teaching team in 2015.
Michael draws upon many diverse disciplines in his approach to teaching voice. Ovation’s singing classes are perfect for the singer who wants to work towards a career in the performing arts, either part or full-time. In your completely tailored private lessons, you will work with Michael towards all of your personal and career oriented goals.
This is the ultimate opportunity for the budding singers and musical theatre stars of the future!
Reviews from Michael’s solo shows:
“I saw one man bring an entire world to life with just a piano, a stool and his genius.”
Rick Elice, Co-Writer Jersey Boys
“Do yourself a favour and try to see this slice of cabaret pop perfection.”
Weekend West, Perth
“A remarkable performer himself, Griffiths not only has a fullsome voice and total mastery of the keyboard, but he plays with heart-rending passion that breathes new life into the songs that have entranced millions of fans for more than three decades”.