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How can we better engage young people in arts and culture activity? A day of sharing, discussion and networking (or notworking!)

Amy Martin / Daniel Whitehouse

Thursday, 3 October 2013 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)

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An invitation from Amy Martin, Consultant from Arts Connect and Daniel Whitehouse, Next Generation Producer at mac birmingham investigating: How can we better engage young people as participants and audience for arts and culture outside of school? A day of sharing, discussion and networking (or notworking!) to strengthen the regions creative offer for young people outside of school on Thursday 3rd October / 9.30am – 5pm / mac birmingham.

 

Why is it important?

Today’s young people need not only basic education, but the ability to deal with an increasingly complex and connected world, now, more than ever before, it is critical to look at solutions that complement the framework of traditional schooling. Arts education and creative projects that work with young people outside of school can encourage a lifelong connection to learning and help to develop critical skills in communication, creativity and confidence building. Such projects open up opportunities for progression and deeper engagement in arts and culture and ensure there is an arts audience for the future. Projects that offer access to industry experts, high quality professional practitioners, and experienced and inspirational facilitators can raise aspiration and help young people to develop a growing interest in culture, sustain their new-found skills and use them to flourish.

 

The day will include keynotes, panel discussions, performances, practical skills workshops and opportunity to network (or notwork!). We will also be sharing findings from our research during the project, including ‘A Reference Guide to Working with Young People’ which has been developed using the research collated over the past 4 months in collaboration with Carl Sealeaf and Amerah Saleh and designed by Claire Hartley a Birmingham based illustrator/designer.

 

Timetable

A reference guide to working with young people: A sharing event looking at the importance of working with young people post 16 outside of school with Arts Connect WM & mac birmingham.

 

Arrivals 9.30am     Teas and Coffee             Foyle Studio

 

10:00                    Welcome – Dan Whitehouse and Amy Martin

 

10:30KEYNOTE from Lemn Sissay on the importance of creative projects for and with young people. Lemn is the author of a series of collections of poetry. His sculpture poem Gilt of Cain was unveiled by Bishop Desmond Tutu and he has written plays for stage and BBC radio.

 

11:00 – 11:30 Break       Teas and coffees served in Deloitte (on the way visit Deloitte Gallery to see artwork made by Louise Byng a member of Cannon Hill Collective)

 

11:30 – 12:30                 Youth Voice – facilitated by Carl Sealeaf and Amerah Saleh - Deloitte

 

12:30 – 1:30         Women and Theatre ‘ Loving Me’ project sharing with Janice Connolly and members of the cast of Gifted and Talented Looked After Young People and recent Care Leavers                              Foyle studio

 

1:30 – 2:15           Lunch brought in Foyle studio                       Foyle studio

 

                             Breakout sessions: Delegates can attend 2 out of the 3 sessions

 

        1. The role of social media in your project with Jake Orr from A Younger Theatre
        2. Finding funding for young people’s creative projects with Sarah Gee
        3. Mentoring young people with Wanjiku Nyache

 

2:30 – 3:15           Breakout sessions 1                   Pinsent 2, Deloitte, Foyle studio

                            

3:30 – 4:15           Breakout session 2                   Pinsent 2, Deloitte, Foyle studio

 

 

4:15 – 5:00           SpeedNOTworking session         Foyle studio – Tea & Cake

From 4pm we invite you to join us in our speednotworking event, which is a chance to talk to fellow delegates, share practice and relax over tea and cake. Please feel free to bring with you any literature or information about young people's creative projects to share.

Do you have questions about How can we better engage young people in arts and culture activity? A day of sharing, discussion and networking (or notworking!)? Contact Amy Martin / Daniel Whitehouse

When & Where


mac birmingham

B12 9QH Birmingham
United Kingdom

Thursday, 3 October 2013 from 09:30 to 17:00 (BST)


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