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Celebrating Young People’s Participation in the Arts

Celebrating Young People’s Participation in the Arts

20-21 June 2012, Pen-y-Graig / Cardiff

20-21 June 2012, Pen-y-Graig / Cardiff

Arts Council of Wales / Wales Arts International hosted an international seminar in Cardiff and Rhondda Cynon Taf on 20-21st June 2012 exploring how young people participate in and present creative work.

Guests from Nord-Pas de Calais, Silesia, the French and Flemish communities of Belgium, Rogaland, Venice and Castilla-La Mancha exchanged experiences with delegates from Wales through open discussion and mixed workshops.

In particular, the seminar looked at:

  • Participation by young people in, and presentation of, creative work – looking in particular at structures for festivals in Rogaland, Norway as an example of how they engage young people in showcasing and decision making
  • Case studies of initiatives from Wales celebrating young people’s practice, participation in and access to the arts
  • The role that young people, professionals and mentors play, and the spaces young people have access to
  • International co-operation, networks and the wider European context

The two-day seminar and workshops gave participants – representatives from cultural organisations, artists, regional and local governments, young people- the opportunity to discuss these themes, learn about new initiatives and propose solutions to the challenges.

Download and read the evaluation of the seminar carried out by Bangor University.

The above image is a visual map of the seminar discussion by the artist Tom Goddard commissioned by WAI – download a copy now.


Toolquiz/Interreg/European Union

20/06/2012

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