Young Creatives
Young Creatives is Take A Part’s training programme for Young People.  Working with artist and educationalist Rachel Dobbs, groups of 15-20 year olds gain training on how to commission and produce their own digital project about their local community.  The process encourages young people to apply for additional funding for projects to support their community beyond the lifespan of the process, which generally lasts about 6 months.

The first community to run the Young Creatives programme was Barne Barton.  With the mentorship of Rachel, and working with a Geospatial Technologies Expert Shaun Lewin, the young people created an engaging map of Barne Barton; mapping local histories, shortcuts and hidden pathways. By driving the project forward themselves, they are also learnt project management, finance, marketing and engagement skills.

Currently, we are working in the Whitleigh community with Rachel Dobbs alongside Neil and Hannah Rose to create another digital commission and another cohort of Young Creatives.  Key to this new strand is the mentorship and support of the Young People from Barne Barton who took part in the first Young Creatives pilot.  Take A Part have been able to give them paid employment to support the young people in Whitleigh.

The new cohort is also adding to the programme the production and dissemination of some ‘how-to’ videos that will support young people to consider how community based projects are run and can be shared to a wider audience.

Currently, the group is devising their plan for how the project will develop, so watch this space and we will be able to share another Young Creatives project soon!

Young Creatives is a core strand in our work and we are committed to running this programme through to 2022.

Feb 13, 2017
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