Making Space and Big World Impact (BWI)

logoThrough our Partnership Investment initiative, we are supporting Making Space and Big World Impact to enable new thinking and new ways of delivering the arts in Havant between June 2014 and March 2015.

BWIlogoonyellow-300x137The programme aims to embed the value that arts and culture can play within partner youth organisations and to empower young people to sustain their interest in the arts. It will create long term, sustainable, high quality arts and cultural experiences for young people at risk of offending, young offenders, young people involved with substance misuse and other risk taking behaviour who are either resident or studying or connected to Leigh Park. It will target 9 -19 year olds who are least engaged in arts provision. Professional makers and designers will be engaged to work with young people in a cross art form programme that develops skills and enables participants to explore issues around identity and lifestyle and express these through the arts.

The initiative will build capacity through professional development and networks, develop the artistic voices, skills and confidence of young people, enable Arts Award achievement and identify young people who can act as role models and develop leadership skills. The programme will work with a range of local partners, agencies and support services including Park Community and Havant Academy School Inclusion Units and the Home School link workers at all of the Leigh Park Primary Schools as well as Housing Associations and the Crime Prevention Service.