Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia is located on one of the most spectacular sites on the edge of Sydney Harbour. It is dedicated to exhibiting, collecting and interpreting the work of today’s artists. It engages audiences with contemporary art and ideas through the presentation of a diverse program of exhibitions and special events onsite and offsite.

Since 2005, The Balnaves Foundation has supported the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia to develop and grow a program that introduces kids and teenagers to the world of contemporary art. Supporting their ARTplay and School Holiday program, both in person and online.

From 2005 to 2019, The Balnaves Foundation was a major supporter of The GENEXT program comprises free festival-style events designed for teenagers by a youth committee. The aim is to connect and engage teenagers from across Sydney with current conversations in contemporary art and culture. In 2018, the MCA worked with the research agency Patternmakers to evaluate the impact of the program, with the report finding that GENEXT attendees more likely to participate in the arts, and experiencing positive impacts on their well-being, access to such programs must be a priority for the Australian art sector.

Read the full report here.

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