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SHYAC is a non-profit, volunteer driven community organisation based in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia. We are dedicated to providing a caring and supportive environment for children and young people to participate in the arts.

Mission Statement

To encourage, support and promote Youth Arts and Youth Cultural Development in the Southern Highlands of NSW and surrounding regional areas.


SHYAC's patron is Australian entertainer David Campbell A multi-platinum selling recording artist, Campbell has featured on TV, starred in theatre and cabaret, recorded four Top Ten albums, and sold out concert tours from coast to coast. He has a unique legacy as not just one of Australia's leading musical theatre stars, but also one of the few local performers to have achieved similar success in New York.

President and Management Committee
Allen Cupitt is the president for 2019-20. Please click here for detailed information on the management committee.

Historically, SHYAC's primary focus has been theatrical musical productions. We have also run workshops in other areas of the arts, including music, dance, serious drama, writing, film-making, digital media, and more. Our programs are always expanding and changing in response to the needs of our members and community. Please visit our current projects page for more information.
Policies and Procedures
SHYAC has carefully developed policies and procedu
res that protect our members and volunteers and set clear guidelines as to behaviour and conduct for members, volunteers, staff and committee members. View the current policies here.

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