UPDATE: Cancellation of Term 1 Workshops
Hello families and carers,
It is with a heavy heart I have to inform you we are cancelling all Northcote, Brunswick and South Yarra workshops for the rest of the term (two sessions).
Due to COVID-19, Siteworks, and Northcote Town Hall have closed until further notice. We are also aware of the confirmed case from Toorak Primary School, and understand a lot of our young people attend there so want to take the extra precaution of closing down our South Yarra workshops.
In light of COVID-19, our arts industry is taking a huge hit, and although we are not going ahead with workshops, we are going to honour our artists’ contracts and pay them for the remainder of the term.
I will be offering a 20% refund for the rest of term, if you would like to take it up, please be in contact (alexm @ stmartinsyouth.com.au) with your young person's full name and we'll go from there.
For those who are able though, I invite you to donate the remainder of your term fees towards our artists’ fees this term. Our workshops run on a very tight budget, and throughout this year, due to Northcote Town Hall's last minute rate increase, I, and all of St Martins, have been trying our hardest to keep these workshops afloat in this tenuous industry as we believe young people are a creative force and deserve a space to nurture that.
I appreciate your understanding and patience with me and St Martins throughout this term, and I hope to bring you better news in the future.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
Alex Matsoukas Workshop and Office Coordinator