Phunktional has worked for 4 years in Far North Queensland (FNQ), delivering long-term community arts and cultural development (CACD) programs.
Branching Out supports young people and communities on Ngarupai (Horn Island) to work creatively together to develop a performance that celebrates the voices and creative expression of local young people. Young people and Elders will embark on a creative development process, culminating in a tour-ready performance for the community. A team of local and nationally-recognised artists and arts workers will lead the project with guidance from local Elders. Branching Out will be characterised throughout by strong community consultation, engagement and ownership. This project is being delivered in partnership with Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC) Ngarupai (Horn Island), who are housing the project and providing ongoing project support.