Cultural Takeover Programme

The creation of meaningful volunteer work experience placements for young people aged 13 to 19 in arts and cultural organisations.

Young people at the SoCo music hub

Funded by Find your Talent-PUSH, the following organisations participated in the programme, delivering creative work experience placements (from 5 hours to 2 days per week) for almost 20 young people ranging from a 2 week to 6-month period:

  • Art Asia, Southampton
  • Artsway, New Forest
  • Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham
  • Cass Productions, Eastleigh
  • Dot to Dot, Paulsgrove
  • John Hansard Gallery, Southampton
  • King’s Theatre Portsmouth
  • Mary Rose Trust, Portsmouth
  • New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
  • Nuffield Theatre Southampton
  • The Point, Eastleigh
  • Soco, Southampton
  • Southampton Music Services
  • Winnall Rock School, Winchester

Training for young people is an integral part of this programme and included AQA accredited sessions:

1. Introduction to youth arts (Get the knowledge)
2. Event management (Get it organised)

In addition, we ran an Arts Award Gold Top-up training session for the cultural organisations.