Connecting Notts is an exciting opportunity for 16-25 year olds to meet regularly and explore how to make sure the Nottingham arts and cultural scene is thriving and inclusive for young people of all backgrounds.
Young people aged 16-25 meet monthly to connect and collaborate on making arts and cultural opportunities more visible and accessible. They represent Nottingham Music Hub, Backlit, Freedom Foundation, Diversify Education and Communities CIC, Lakeside Arts, Ignite!, Nottingham Playhouse, Mad Truth, and we have three individual freelance creative practitioners.
As a high profile Youth board, members participate at a strategic level – influencing change within arts organisations’ programmes and giving young people a voice at the heart of decision making. They have an events programme, new podcast and their own website www.connectingnotts.co.uk
They strengthen collective action and communication, undertake research, organise focus groups, events and listening projects.
The Connecting Notts team are supported by our partner Upstart Projects and meet from 5-7pm on the last Monday of the month. If you'd like to get their views or discuss ways they can help, please contact project manager Emrys Green.
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Hear from young people in Nottingham about their views on creativity - how it helped them through the lockdowns of 2020/2021 and what they feel could change to make it easier for more young people to take part in arts and creative opportunities.
Filmmakers, Ben Harriott and Amanda Russell.
Coordinated by Bo Olawoye, Engagement Curator.
With thanks to New Art Exchange, Helping Kids Achieve, Base 51 and JayaHadADream.
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Their reporters get the opportunity to cover major festivals like Edinburgh Fringe, UK City of Culture, and Brighton Fringe where Voice is the Youth Media Partner.
They run regular workshops with guest speakers, such as Mozilla Festival House at the Royal Society of Arts with online vlogger and VICE Political Correspondent Rants N Bants.