Music and art groups
The City of Casey has purpose-built performing arts rehearsal centre called The Factory. Please visit this dedicated page for information about music and art groups.
Casey Creations Youth Arts Competition 2021
Casey Creations is a creative arts competition for young people in Grade 5 – Year 12 who live, work or study within the City of Casey. The annual competition is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the talent of students by showcasing their work to the community.
The competition is split into two categories:
- Visual Arts
There is no theme for the competition, so young people are encouraged to be creative.
Age categories for Visual Arts and Photography:
- Junior – Grades 5 and 6 (or age equivalent)
- Intermediate – Years 7 to 9 (or age equivalent)
- Senior – Years 10 to 12 (or age equivalent)
Submit your work
- Entry is free
- Terms and conditions of entry apply and can be found on the online entry form
- Entries close on Friday 15 October 2021 at 5.00 pm
- Maximum of two entries per person
All entries are considered by a community judging panel including local artists and young people.
Winners will be notified by phone or email in early November.
Schools on Stage 2021
The 10th Annual Schools on Stage extravaganza will be held on Thursday 9 September 2021 at Bunjil Place Theatre, hosted by Jack Vidgen.
Schools on Stage celebrates the performing arts talents of Casey’s young people, whilst also encouraging them to take part in extra-curricular activities to strengthen their connection to the school community, make new friends and build important skills.
Local secondary colleges will be selected to perform two songs from their school musical in an eisteddfod style event. Students will benefit from the chance to gain additional performance experience, as well as meeting like-minded peers from other schools.
This year we have seven schools competing in the Premier Division:
- Casey Grammar School - “High School Musical”
- Cranbourne East Secondary College - “Be More Chill”
- Cranbourne Secondary College - “Kisses - The Musical”
- Kooweerup Secondary College - “Urinetown”
- Maranatha Christian School - “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
- St Francis Xavier College - “Matilda the Musical”
- Hillcrest Christian College - “High School Musical”
Tickets are available online from Monday 2 August 2021.
Thank you to the major sponsor of Schools on Stage Music Theatre International Australasia for their ongoing support.
For further information, please contact City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.
FReeZA Event – Online Originals
Calling all MUSIC LOVERS! IGN!TE Entertainment proudly presents, Online Originals ft. Benjamin Trillado.
This online and unplugged event takes place on Friday 3rd September at 6pm. It aims to showcase young people (10 – 25 years old) from Casey who are original singer/songwriters.
Online Originals will be featured on our Youth Services Facebook page and will provide an acoustic vibe with entrants having the option to perform as a solo, duo or trio.
Get comfortable in your own home and listen to our local artists original music and show your support.
For more information please contact Youth Services on 9705 5200. This is a fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke free event
Fresh Words Young Writers Competition 2021
|CREATIVE WRITING RESULTS|
|Years 5 – 6||Years 7 – 9||Years 10 – 12|
|First Place||Laura Shine, Shadows of the Cave||Tashi Mallawa, Under the Dome||Lola Sargasso, Yellow Boots|
|Merit||Rose Berklemans, The Land of the Unstable||Binul Arambawela, 54 Elephants||Maria Michalski, My Friend named Franklin|
|Encouragement||Manraj Singh Buttar, Worom Motd Nay Ad Ret Sey (Yesterday and Tomorrow)||Georgia Groza, To Grieve for Oneself||Alyssa Thomas, You|
|Years 5 – 6||Years 7 – 9||Years 10 – 12|
|First Place||Emily Kozaric, Growing Older||Maia Moncherry, The Edge of a Dark Place||Lola Sargasso, A Lie is a Dainty Thing|
|Merit||Methuki Bogahapitiya, Paradise||Tavnoor Kaur, The Path I See||Jamin Sarmady, Beggars cannot be Choosers in this World, my Child|
|Encouragement||Althea Perez, Starry Night||Nyah Firmin, Beyond these Pages||Encouragement: Parisa Sarmady, In/sanity|
|ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE RESULTS|
|Years 10 – 12|
|First Place||Samppreeta Tangaraju, Mercy|
Teenage School Holiday Program
The Casey Teenage School Holiday Program is for young people aged 10 - 17 years. The program offers fun, age-appropriate activities at affordable prices.
The Winter program will be a mix of online and face to face activities running from Tuesday 29 June to Friday 9 July. Multiple activities including Bounce, Go Karts and Laser Tag, Healesville Sanctuary and online workshops in yoga and art.
- Prices from FREE to as little as $35
- Fully supervised
- Places are limited and fill up fast, so get in while you can!
Transportation to and from the program is available at designated pick up and drop off points throughout Cranbourne, Narre Warren, Hampton Park, Endeavour Hills and Doveton. Bookings are essential.
Casey is following the Victorian Governments advice on managing and responding to coronavirus (COVID-19). Please see T&Cs for program safe practices.
For more information click here.
FReeZA Committee – IGN!TE Entertainment
IGN!TE provides opportunities for young people (12 – 25 years) to assist with the planning, organisation, and delivery of Casey’s FReeZA events for other young people living within the City of Casey to enjoy. All events are drug, alcohol and smoke-free in supervised and safe venues.
If you have an interest in music, event management or are looking to have your say about what events should be held in Casey, then apply now!
Youth services program
Council is offering a variety of programs and activities for Casey youth. Please view our events and program calendar for more information.