National elite training organisations in the performing arts
The Australian Ballet School provides full-time training of the highest standard for young people seeking a career in classical dance.
The Australia Film Television and Radio School was established in 1973 and is a portfolio agency of the Department of Communications and the Arts.
The Australian National Academy of Music provides young musicians aspiring to national and international careers (particularly as solo artists) with performance training at the highest level.
The Australian Youth Orchestra has a long history of training exceptionally gifted and dedicated young musicians from their early secondary years up to their early twenties.
The Flying Fruit Fly Circus provides high quality circus training for primary and secondary school students. It also tours professional standard contemporary circus performances.
The National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Development Association (NAISDA) Dance College provides Indigenous youth with the opportunity to train in contemporary and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance.
The National Institute of Circus Art delivers innovative and high quality training that prepares students for national and international careers in the circus arts and physical theatre industry.
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) trains exceptionally gifted young people for careers in theatre, film and television as actors, directors, designers, and as production and technical staff.
The Australian Government funds the eight national elite performing arts training organisations known as the ARTS8 collaborating.