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ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program

The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills (ARRTS) Program offers a supportive learning environment to assist personnel in their individual recovery. Members continuing in service and those who may shortly transition to civilian life will benefit from participation.

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 and comprises three artistic streams: visual arts; music and rhythm; and creative writing.

Service personnel continuing in the ADF, and those who may shortly transition to civilian life, will both benefit from participation in ARRTS. No previous experience or training in the arts is required as training and mentoring will be provided by civilian arts subject matter experts.

This four-week residential program has its training held at the University of Canberra, and accommodation is off-site. All program associated travel, accommodation and subsistence will be funded by ARRTS.

The schedule for upcoming ARRTS Programs in 2020 are:

  • ARRTS 20.1   17 May– 13 June 2020
  • ARRTS 20.2   02–27 November 2020

Applications for ADF ARRTS Program 20.1 close 13 April 2020.

Click here  for an Application Form.  For further information about the the ADF ARRTS Program see the  FAQ document

For further information email ADF.ARRTS [at] defence.gov.au  or visit www.defence.gov.au/jcg/arrts.

Last updated
28 February 2020
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