Partners: The Brindley, regular participatory groups
Aim: To increase participation from and make the venue more accessible to young people
Project Description: To allow young people to ‘take over’ the Brindley Arts Centre for five days. Participants worked alongside the Arts Development Team over several months to plan and coordinate the event. This included devising new performances, liaising with technical staff and contracting artists/tutors. They received training and mentoring and were accredited with arts award (Silver). The event showcased the work of local young artists and drew new audiences to the Brindley. The project provided an opportunity to discover how the venue could be more accessible to young audiences. It also provided additional development opportunities to local arts organizations.
‘It was great to get my hands on the actual programming of a proper venue and learn about how much it costs to actually put on a show’ – Gareth Arrowsmith, young artist/facilitator