Connecting Notts is Nottingham’s Youth Cultural Partnership – a group of young artists, performers, writers, musicians and representatives from various arts organisations and community groups around the city. Members meet monthly (usually the last Monday of the month). Established by ChalleNGe in 2020, the group is open to new members throughout the year and is an inclusive network, helping ChalleNGe increase access to the arts for young people and influence decision making.
Connecting Notts is delighted to have membership from the following organisations: Nottingham Music Hub, Backlit, Broadway, Freedom Foundation, Diversify Education and Communities CIC, Lakeside Arts, Ignite!, Nottingham Playhouse, Mad Truth, and we have three individual freelance creative practitioners.
We hope to increase this membership, and every arts organisation in the city is welcome to nominate up to 2 young people to join the group. This year, we are opening up membership to sixth form representatives, developing a Connecting Notts Ambassador role for schools, sixth forms and colleges.
. Connecting Notts have their own events budget, podcast and website: www.connectingnotts.co.uk If you are interested in taking part, or would like to find out more on behalf of a friend, call Cathy on 07808 165209 for an informal chat, or complete this online application form to tell us why you'd like to get involved and a little more about your interests.
We believe the arts are for everyone and want to address barriers to engagement for all young people in the city. Work with others, create opportunities and become a cultural leader!
We're looking for new members to join Nottingham's Youth Cultural Partnership. If you are interested in supporting more young people access art and cultural opportunities - whether in your school, sixth form or community networks - and would like to actively do something to make a difference and have your voice heard - please complete this application form and we will be in touch.
This 10 minute film was created in 2021 to capture young peoples' thoughts on creativity - how it helped them through the lockdown - and what should change to make it easier for more young people to take part in arts and creative opportunities in Nottingham.
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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