Laboite Theatre Company

Associate Artists

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Alongside our interest in developing high-calibre new work in Brisbane, we seek to revolutionise the diversity of artists and artistic leadership in Australia. Through our partnerships with exceptional artists and companies, whose vision and mission aligns closely with our own, we continue to grow our capacity as a producing house for new work.

The 2019 LB Associate Artists are Digi Youth Arts and Backbone.

Digi Youth Arts

Digi Youth Arts is a not-for-profit arts organisation that shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. As a leading youth arts organisation, Digi Youth Arts creates change through artistic excellence, advocacy and ensuring our young people are at the core of all that we do.Through socially and politically engaged arts practice, Digi Youth Arts continues culture by encouraging, documenting and sharing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories. Through a ‘high expectations and high support’ model of mentoring, Digi Youth Arts is shaping the next generation of connected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural and arts leaders.


Backbone are a youth arts organisation based in East Brisbane, Australia. They support curious, untamed, and experimental thinkers to challenge ideas and express themselves through many creative art forms. Backbone Youth Arts facilitates learning and risk taking, as well as the creation of new and exciting works. Our year-round programming includes workshops, performances, festivals, events, resources and training, and providing space for all of this to happen in. Established in Brisbane over 30 years ago, Backbone has now settled into their home at the East Brisbane Bowls Club; a vibrant arts hub where people come to be creative, see shows, and host their own unique events. All of these things are part of their mission to cultivate this city and nation’s next generation of artists, creative entrepreneurs, and cultural leaders. Backbone is here for the young artist community and because of the young artist community.