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BACKBONE now sits as the only metropolitan based multi-arts organisation with the specific mandate of working with young people in Queensland. With a 30-year legacy, BACKBONE is both a service and artistic company.

BACKBONE’s program consists of a multifaceted web of activities including; a community venue, festivals, events, performance works and workshops. We inspire children and young adults to develop confidence and personal power, to find their voice and sense of purpose, and to develop robust, versatile artistic practices. BACKBONE is distinguished by its youth-centred philosophy, honed over many years, valuing the work and amplifying the voices of young people. Our work is driven by authenticity, insight, creative risk and artistic excellence, informed by integrity, inclusivity and individuality.

BACKBONE is proud of its alumni, who work throughout the Australian arts, government and business sectors, many in positions of leadership. Our flagship program, the Backbone 2high Festival, boasts an outstanding record in provision of hands-on employability skills.

BACKBONE is an incorporated not for profit with charity status managed by a dedicated board and staff.