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ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program

The ADF Arts for Recovery, Resilience, Teamwork and Skills Program (ARRTS) 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 a month-long introduction to, and exploration of, artistic disciplines to enable wounded, injured or ill ADF members to experience new life skills and recreation opportunities.

The Program has proved to have significant rehabilitation benefits, with previous participants reporting improved well-being, increased self-confidence and resilience, as well as an enhanced ability to 'move on' in their lives. 

The Program offers four artistic streams:

•creative writing,

•music and rhythm,

•acting and performance, and

•visual arts.

ARRTS is designed with the flexibility to respond to the abilities of all participants, allowing them to work both as part of a team and individually. No previous experience or training is required.

Interested members, mates or commanders can find out more by emailing ADF.ARRTS [at] or calling (02) 6127 6505.

The 2018 Program runs in Canberra with all costs covered. Held as a four-week residential program during the months of May/June and November/December.

The next program will be held from 13 May - 08 June 2018, with applications closing 06 April 2018.

APPLICATIONS: For a PDF of the application form, click here: ARRTS APPLICATION FORM

FAQs: For a flyer on the program including funding, living in, pre-requisites, click here: FAQs

More Information: An information pamphlet with further information - click here: Further Info



Last updated
27 March 2018
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