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CPAC YOUTH

We are on the lookout for young individuals, aged 15-25, to join CPAC (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre) Youth. CPAC Youth is a committee that promotes the value of young people’s involvement in the arts by providing events and opportunities to make your ideas come to life.

With experience in theatre, visual arts, curation, music and creative writing, CPAC Youth are able to help you build a creative portfolio, realise and share your ideas, and make a positive impact on the South West Sydney Arts community.

So what are you waiting for?! Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages for more information about upcoming events.

If you are interested in being a part of CPAC Youth, contact us today!
Click here to apply 


Plus we have great events to attend.

You're invited to join the CPAC Youth Book Club, where we'll be exploring stories by people of colour (POC). Every month we will spotlight a book from an author of colour, and meet to discuss it in a safe space. We'll also curate a film, podcast and article to accompany the theme of the book.

We encourage all young people (15-25 y.o.) in Western Sydney to join our book club, and everyone will have the chance to curate their very own theme.

This August, we'll be exploring the themes of identity and survival. The book that we'll be reading is Aftershocks, a memoir by Nadia Owusu.

Date: Wednesday 4 August 2021
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Free Event 
RSVP here 

Click here for the ZOOM meeting link
Meeting ID: 621 219 0463
Password: CPY2021 

This poetic, genre-bending work—blending memoir with cultural history—from Whiting Award winner Nadia Owusu grapples with the fault lines of identity, the meaning of home, black womanhood, and the ripple effects, both personal and generational, of emotional trauma.

Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world—from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was thirteen and she was raised by her stepmother, she was unable to come to terms with who she was since she still felt motherless and alone.

When Nadia went to university in America when she was eighteen she still felt as if she had so many competing personas that she couldn’t keep track of them all without cracking under the pressure of trying to hold herself together. A powerful coming-of-age story that explores timely and universal themes of identity, Aftershocks follows Nadia’s life as she hauls herself out of the wreckage and begins to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one she writes into existence.

Read Nadia's interview with Vogue to get a deeper insight into the book


What’s there to enjoy about CPAC Youth?

I enjoy the opportunity to get involved in the different events, in particular seeing the effort that is going into building the local arts community and being able to socialise with other people who share an interest in art. – Melanie, 21

I get the opportunity to step out of what I usually do, I enjoy the creativity and the comfortable environment that CPAC Youth creates. -  Vivien, 16

Email: cpacyouth@casulapowerhouse.com // cpacyouth@gmail.com
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