2015 was possibly BYDS’ strongest year on record. We produced a non-stop series of sold out events, beautiful meaningful music and books. We changed the attitudes and behaviors of young people in relation to issues as disparate as the environment to domestic violence using an array of arts practice.
We supported the Bankstown Poetry Slam through another year through to an intense, sold out event held at the Art Gallery of NSW: the inaugural Bankstown Poetry Olympics.
All of this was created utilising the skills of fantastic artists grown from our own region, funded by a plethora of partners.
BYDS is a registered charity and any and all donations made to us over $2 can be claimed as a tax deduction. In 2016 we will begin our first ever drive to attract funds through this and we hope that you may be able to become a part of helping us move towards a more sustainable future.
– Tim Carroll