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ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills

ADF ARRTS COVID-19 UPDATE

The ADF ARRTS Program 20.1 is to be held in Canberra during 01-27 November 2020. Applications close 28 Sep 2020.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions applications for the 20.1 Program are now only being accepted from permanent ADF and Reserve Personnel who reside in the ACT and NSW (Non COVID-19 Hotspots) ONLY.

Personnel who had applied for the previously scheduled May-June 2020 program, and who reside in the ACT and NSW (as per above), will continue to have their application processed for the November program.

Those presently residing within States and Territories other than ACT and NSW, remain eligible to apply for the Program however, those applications will be retained for the next ARRTS program to be held in May-June 2021. This program will follow CDF/SEC COVID-19 Directives, and be in accordance with Commonwealth, State and Territory health advice.

Application forms and details are available on this website. For further information, please email ADF.ARRTS@defence.gov.au



The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program is held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program is held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program is held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program is held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program is held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



ADF ARRTS participant Peter Lucas discussing his artwork with General Angus Campbell, Chief of the Defence Force



ADF ARRTS participant Nicholas Stormonth’s collection of creative works, titled ‘Art is Everywhere’.



Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Eduardo De Araujo, Royal Australian Air Force Corporal Craig Krause and Defence Force Chaplains College, Chaplain Ivan Grant. All were participants of the creative writing stream, and whose written works were displayed at the ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Skills and Teamwork (ARRTS) Program 19.1’s Showcase evening, held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.



Army Corporal Mollie Gray, singing lead vocal, supported by fellow ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Skills and Teamwork (ARRTS) participants (from the left) are: Royal Australian Navy SMN Tanya Rossow, Army Gunner Samuel Hutton and Army Private Jimmy Cousins. All were participants of the music and rhythm creative stream, performing at the ADF ARRTS Program 19.1’s Showcase evening, held at the University of Canberra’s Inspire Centre.

 

The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) is an arts-based program to assist permanent ADF and Reservist personnel facing health and well-being challenges, or seeking to 're-set' themselves by rebuilding their confidence and resilience.

ARRTS is a supportive, non-rank, military uniform-free learning environment. No previous experience or training in the arts is required as training and mentoring will be provided by civilian arts subject matter experts.

Service personnel continuing in the ADF, and those who may shortly transition to civilian life, will both benefit from participation in ARRTS. All program associated travel and subsistence are funded by ARRTS.

The four-week residential Canberra-based program comprises three artistic streams: visual arts; music and rhythm; and creative writing.

The next ARRTS Program currently scheduled is:

  • 20.1 02-27 November 2020.

View the Application Form.

View the ADF ARRTS Program Frequently Asked Questions.

For further information email ADF.ARRTS@defence.gov.au.

 

This page was last updated on 12th May 2020.