The countdown is on to Camden Shorts which celebrates emerging artists in theatre, art, dance and music.

Organised by Camden Council, the Festival of Young Creatives will be held on Thursday 27 April, 6-11pm, at the Camden Civic Centre. The event will proudly shine the spotlight on the next generation of home-grown talent aged between 12 and 25 years, providing a sensational line up of performers.

Mayor of Camden Therese Fedeli, said many of the performers would be showcasing their talents for the first time in front of a live audience.

“Camden has many young musicians, performers and artists who are often looking for their break and this event is often their chance,” Cr Fedeli said.

“It’s terrific to be able to give young performers this opportunity and watch their passion for their art on stage, particularly throughout Youth Week where we aim to celebrate our young people and all the ways they enrich our lives and community.”

The Camden Shorts event forms part of Council’s wider Youth Week program, which also includes:

  • The Art of Pasta Making, organised by Macarthur Centre of Sustainable Living (MCSL), on Thursday 20 April, 10am-1pm;
  • OCTEC Limited’s Basketball Comp on Thursday 20 April, 3-5pm;
  • Youth Arts Competition and Exhibition, organised by Headspace Campbelltown, on Thursday 20 April, 2-6pm;
  • Camden Youth Multicultural Festival, organised by Camden Youth Reference Group, on Friday 21 April, 1-4pm;
  • Camden Council’s Spotlite youth music event, on Friday 21 April, 7-10pm;
  • Design and Paint Your Own Skateboard Deck, organised by Camden Libraries, on Saturday 22 April, 1-3pm;
  • No Tag Lag, organised by Camden Council, on Monday 24 April, 3.30-5.30pm;
  • #whyichoose Campaign, organised by Youth Solutions, on Wednesday 26 April, 3.30-5.30pm;
  • Design Your Own School, organised by Big Yellow Umbrella, on Wednesday 26 April, 4-5.30pm;
  • Youth Week BBQ, organised by Camden Council and Wise Employment, on Wednesday 26 April, 3-3.45pm;
  • Camden Careers Expo, organised by Camden Council, Tuesday 27 April, 11am-7pm;
  • Julia Reserve Skate Competition, organised by Camden Council and The Totem Collective, on Saturday 29 April, 10.30am-5pm; and
  • Pull 4 Purpose, organised by Youth off the Streets, on Friday 28 April, 9am-3.30pm.

Entry to Camden Shorts is free, but booking is essential. For more information, and to secure your spot at this event, visit

For more information about the events and activities scheduled throughout Youth Week, visit