US HERE NOW
MY IDENTITY - MY PLACE - MY FUTURE
Since 2019, our 2020 VISION programme has supported local children and young people aged 6-18 years to become commissioners and collaborators with professional artists, developing new artwork which explores the three themes 'Identity', 'Place' and 'The Future'. Outcomes from the project are an astonishing collection of artworks that speak of young people’s aspirations for their future and a re-imagining of their potential as citizens. This resulting imagery, music and words will populate the town in a micro-festival entitled US HERE NOW from Autumn 2020.
Young people have commissioned eight artist projects, drawing from our pool of Associate Artists. Throughout the commissions, the artists have ensured that the voices of the young participants are embedded into the design and development of the work, as well in planning for showcasing the projects’ outcomes.
Creative projects have been developed with children and young people within local secondary and primary schools as well as with children attending after school and at weekends.