FAQ - St Martins Youth Arts Centre

Workshop FAQ.

Are you returning on site?

Due COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, onsite workshops will be assessed in 2021.

My young person wants to be in the same workshop as their friends, but the age groups have changed, how do I find out who the artists are?

We imagine that young people from Northcote and South Yarra will be in the same session as previous. We list the workshop artists in the age bracket information page, if you have any concerns about the workshop please get in contact with Alex.

What happens if my internet drops out (or in the case of technical difficulties)?

If a participant loses connection during a workshop, the Inclusion Artist will call the contact number on file so that the young person can participate via audio, until the technical issue is resolved. If you know prior to the workshop that you will have issues connecting (for example, if your internet connection is down that week), please make contact with Alex, our Workshop and Office Coordinator, prior to the workshop.

Who can I talk to if safety concerns arise throughout the term?

We have a committed team here at St Martins who are dedicated to ensuring the safety of young people throughout all of our work practices. If you have online safety concerns, you can contact Alex, our Workshop and Office Coordinator or Tom, our Inclusion Coordinator. If you’d like to speak with the Teaching Artists directly, please contact Alex first, who will put you in touch with the most appropriate point of contact.

Are the inclusion scholarships available?

Yes, for more information click here.

Is there a trial period?

St Martins can provide a full refund, if your young person does not wish to continue the digital workshops after the first week. To be eligible you must contact Alex, Workshop and Office Coordinator in writing by February 12. Requests after this date will not be able to be processed.

What software or applications do I need and where do I get these from?

We will be using the Zoom platform for our online workshops. Zoom is free to join – you do not need to have a paid account to take part in our workshops. You must download the application before the first workshop from here: Zoom Download

How will you ensure the online safety of our young people?

We take the safety of our young people very seriously and have created clear online safety policies and procedures. Upon enrolling all parents and guardians must read and sign our Online Safety Pack, which is available on our website.

What if my child has support needs?

St Martins aims to ensure workshops are accessible for all young people, and to back up this we have experienced inclusion support artists in each workshop that work to support each young person’s needs. If you have particular questions or require more resources to help assist your young person in accessing the workshops please contact Tom, our Inclusion Coordinator.

Are you offering anything for young people aged 5 or under?

We are still taking interest for young people aged 5, please contact Alex, our Workshop and Office Coordinator for a case by case basis.

We acknowledge the barriers to the arts that exist for many young people because of disability, cultural difference or social disadvantage and we offer scholarships and programs to overcome these barriers.

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