CultuRISE is an opportunity for hundreds of young people from different cultures and backgrounds to make museums more exciting for young people living in the North East of England.
Young people are working with museum professionals, source communities and other specialists to explore the stories behind the world collections held in the museums of the North East and ‘make them come to life’ by reinterpreting them in a modern context.
The project has three stages:
What have CultuRISE been up to?
In July 2010 CultuRISE performed The World Collection at Dance City, a piece of devised theatre inspired by artefacts from the North East archives.
In August 2010 CultuRISE took some time out together to reflect on their performance and consider what worked well and what they would change next time.
What Next For CultuRISE?
The Youth Forum are beginning to make plans for the CulturBITE roadshow next year and are busy recruiting new young people to join the CulutuRISE team.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Newcastle upon Tyne