Image credit: Artswork project run with BBC Blast
We work in strong partnerships and collaborations with the arts, cultural and education/youth sectors to achieve this. Artswork is keen to ensure projects have a clear focus on sustainable benefits, on improving long term outcomes for children and young people and on ensuring it can share learning across sectors.
Artswork aspires to build models of excellence of national significance - supporting the creative, entrepreneurial, personal and cultural leadership development of children and young people. We aim to explore new ways of putting young people at the heart of arts and cultural provision. Working across all art forms, our projects and programmes create work which inspires young people and the artists and other professionals working with them. We are dedicated to continuing a sustainable dialogue with young people providing a range of mechanisms to ensure their voices are heard and that they are able to influence arts policies and the creative services affecting them
Artswork is also committed to providing training, education and experiential opportunities which prepare young people to be the arts and cultural leaders, practitioners, cultural policy makers and audiences of the future. Artswork aims to build the Arts Award - a fantastic tool to facilitate young people to build arts skills, widen experiences and develop leadership – into its projects and programmers. In addition, we have a number of training courses to support other aspects of the development of young people’s skills and knowledge.
In addition Artswork runs ENYAN (English National Youth Arts Network) which is designed to create connections throughout the diverse youth arts sector at national, regional, local and grass roots levels.