Using the Arts to Develop Aspiration, Leadership and Potential

Ideal for anyone who delivers arts and cultural activities for children and young people

Participation in cultural activities can have a significant impact on young people’s development, helping them to build important life skills such as creativity, confidence and self discipline.  This course will demonstrate how the arts can be used to develop leadership skills, aspiration and potential, making the case for investing time and resources to provide engaging and empowering creative opportunities.  Particular focus is given to initiatives, projects and programmes that aim to nurture future cultural leaders.

Participants will be shown how the arts can help young people see, experience, and reflect in different ways, often providing a gateway to enhanced understanding of themselves and empathy with others.  The course celebrates inspirational examples of young people who have excelled through engagement in youth-led arts projects, continue to achieve and are an inspiration to both the youth and cultural sectors at large.

You will gain:

  • Tools and techniques for developing youth arts projects, and using the arts and creativity to develop young people’s leadership skills, aspiration and potential
  • Ideas on how to support young people throughout youth-led arts projects
  • Information on relevant government policy, national initiatives and funding sources
  • Case studies demonstrating a variety of youth-led arts projects that have involved accreditation, volunteering, work-related learning, innovation, training, mentoring, advocacy and consultation.

Upcoming course dates:

Thursday 7 July 2016, The Garage, Norwich

We can offer this course in-house anywhere in the UK, for up to 25 people 

More information can be found here