Be inspired to reach your potential as part of Ipswich City Council’s youth arts development program. Learn from industry professionals and participate in a range of FREE and paid workshops, events, networking opportunities and performances specialising in music, drama, dance, visual art and production. Workshops and events are open to young people of any ability. Be the first to hear about workshops and events by signing up for alerts below.

For more information please contact Protege Master Class lead Kaysei Galea on (07) 3810 8103 or email

Queensland Ballet Workshop

Queensland Ballet and Ipswich City Council are proud to present the QB Teen Unite Immersion weekend. Teens of all skill-levels aged 13-17 are invited to unite for three days of jam-packed fun led by QB Teaching Artists and industry affiliates that will empower, inspire, and ignite confidence! Spend three days making friends whilst learning ballet, contemporary and hip-hop moves along with well being, entrepreneurship and mentorship workshops that will prepare you for your next move.

Date: Friday 24 September to Sunday 26 September 2021
Time: Approx. 8.45 am - 3.00 pm
Location: 1 Nicholas Street, Ipswich
Price: $150.00 (subsidised rate from Ipswich City Council).

In August 2019 the Protégé Master Classes partnered with the I Heart Songwriting Club and BEMAC to deliver a 10-week mentored songwriting workshop series. Seven budding local songwriters participated in the program and wrote over 80 songs in 10 weeks. Some of those artists have gone on to release recorded music, play at Festivals and be featured on radio.

Following the success of this program, Protégé Master Classes have once again partnered with the I Heart Songwriting Club to deliver another 10-week course kicking off in August 2020, this time featuring four local mentors.

Check out 2019 workshop participant Jarrad Wrigley performing his song ‘If I Could Fly’ (written in one hour) on live radio:

If I Could Fly (Jarrad Wrigley)

Ipswich Unearthed

Calling all young emerging artists

Are you an Ipswich based emerging artist looking to advance your independent music career but not sure where to start? Ipswich Unearthed is for you.

Studio 188 is on the hunt for aspiring singers, instrumentalists and musicians to be part of the popular bimonthly Ipswich Unearthed series. Learn the basics of artist/show promotion and what goes in to producing a show at our workshop, and put that knowledge in to practice for your very own show.

It doesn’t stop there, following the show, you’ll be connected to more local performance and development opportunities to showcase and kick start your career.

Production Workshops and Events

Production workshops are free and are able to be booked by local community, youth and school groups with a maximum of 10 participants (plus teachers) per workshop. View details of current workshops below or submit your application to:


Dance Workshops and Events

Watch this space.

Visual Art Workshops and Events

Watch this space.

Other Industry Information

Regional Arts Development Fund

RADF promotes the role and value of arts, culture and heritage as key drivers of diverse and inclusive communities and strong regions. The fund invests in local arts and cultural priorities as determined by local communities across Queensland and its flexibility enables local councils to tailor RADF programs to the specific needs of their communities.

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