St Martins is one of Australia’s leading companies working with young people. We produce bold and disruptive theatre, where young people are equal parts of the creative team.
We run a unique inclusive performance workshop program that supports children aged 5–18 to develop their own creative world-view.
Our performances and workshops ensure that young people are equal owners of the creative process and are recognised as artists in their own right.
Over the past four years, St Martins has implemented an ambitious artistic production strategy featuring nine new works, which have achieved public and critical acclaim.
These works have been presented in collaboration with Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Festival, Melbourne Fringe, The Substation, Dark MoFo, Darwin Festival, Dance Massive, Junction Arts Festival, BIFEM, TheatreWorks, and Castlemaine State Festival. St Martins was the winner of the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Best Live Art Award, has previously been nominated for seven Green Room Awards and was the recipient of the 2018 Green Room Award for Design in Contemporary and Experimental Performance.
Minus18 is Australia’s youth driven Foundation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Youth. Each year, more than 10,000 people attend Minus18 events and workshops, and more than 300,000 people engage with education and resources online. 75% of LGBTIQ youth in Australia experiencing homophobic abuse causing significantly higher rates of depression, anxiety and self harm2. These experiences are significantly worse for young people in regional and rural areas of Australia3.
Since 1998, the Minus18 Foundation has fostered more than 20 years experience running high impact LGBTIQ events, education and consultation programs across Australia, including our Queer Formal, the Queer Ideas Festival and campaigns for IDAHOBIT, Wear it Purple & Trans Week of Awareness.