Arts training bodies
Performing arts training organisations and institutions are fostering excellence and contributing to Australia’s thriving creative economy.
These organisations form the Australian Roundtable for Arts Training Excellence (ARTATE) and the Australian Government provides funding support to these centres of excellence:
- The Australian Ballet School (ABS) provides full-time training of the highest standard for young people seeking a career in classical dance.
- The Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) provides young musicians aspiring to national and international careers, particularly as solo artists, with performance training at the highest level.
- The Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO) has a long history of training exceptionally gifted and dedicated young musicians from their early secondary years up to their early twenties.
- The Flying Fruit Fly Circus (FFFC) provides high quality circus training for primary and secondary school students and tours professional standard contemporary circus performances.
- The National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College provides Indigenous youth with the opportunity to undertake contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance training.
- The National Institute of Circus Art (NICA) delivers innovative and high quality training that prepares students for national and international careers in the circus arts and physical theatre industry.
- The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) trains exceptionally gifted young people for careers in theatre, film and television, as actors, directors, designers and production/technical staff.