ARC aims to involve young people (mainly ages 15-28) in all aspects of theatre performance, production and organisational activities. ARC currently runs an annual musical production, a play, a singing group (ARCappella) and various social and recreational activities for its members.
ARC was founded in 1996 as a not-for-profit incorporated association. The aims and objectives of ARC are outlined below.
Statement of Purpose
- To perform amateur theatrical productions for local residents.
- To extend the range of cultural activities available in the area that people can become involved in, particularly young people (15-28).
- To involve people, particularly young people, in all aspects of theatre performance, production, and organisational activities.
- To provide a means for people to interact with others in the community through sharing the common goal of making the production possible. Involvement in such a group provides a sense of solidarity and significance in its members, promoting personal development.
Viewbank College Relations
ARC's relationship with Viewbank College began with ARC first performing in the Banyule Theatre in Heidelberg in 1998. The college-owned facility has been home to every annual ARC musical production ever since, and will continue to be for many years to come.
The relationship flourished and developed as the years went on, with a milestone reached in 2008 marked by the construction of a shed, operated by ARC, on the college's grounds. This would be used as a base of operations during the off-show season and as a nearby location for set construction during the production. ARC and Viewbank College are now striving to strengthen their bond by attempting to secure funding for the Banyule Theatre.
ARC's public documents are available below for download. Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the official framework of ARC.