Tantrum is the leading youth arts company in the Hunter region (NSW, Australia) and a not-for-profit co-operative. Utilising performance, storytelling and so much more, we offer meaningful creative workshops, projects and opportunities for young people aged 5 to 26 that build confidence, connections and compassion. We believe artistic expression is a powerful tool for young people to make sense of themselves, their community and the world around them, leading to change.
We’re a hub for local emerging artists who want to carve out their own sustainable arts practice within our region, through skills development, networking and making bold new performance.
We’re an employer of local artists and art workers who are passionate about taking a creative approach towards making a social impact, supporting young people to become makers and doers in their own way.
Tantrum is for every young person but especially those who feel left out, like they don’t belong or that their voices aren’t being heard. We hear you. We see you. We invite and support young people from diverse backgrounds with different abilities and unique skills to come as they are and express themselves in whatever way works for them. We believe that once you embrace your own creativity and learn to accept yourself, you’re ready to look beyond yourself to make positive change in the world.