Four different groups of young people will be aided in producing a series of 'creative manifestos' that would explore how young people feel about where they live, the opportunities that are available to them and give them a voice to influence change.
These ideas would be conveyed through different creative mediums – textiles, photography, animation, film and poetry, with a specialist in each field working on each:
· Quilt-making and textiles with emerging costume designer and fabric artist Rachel Owen
· Street poetry with political rapper Fred Phethean
· Guerrilla arts and photography with artist and cultural ninja Ed Blazey
· Animation with Roots and Wings
These art practitioners will work together with a diverse range of young people to produce an end exhibition of work, a book of photographs and stories and a film that will document the process.
The project aims to:
· Show new and creative ways that we can listen to young people.
· Give young people an opportunity to think about their lives and their environments and give them a space to discuss how they would like things to be.
· Give everyone involved new skills
· Create a community of people that can work together on projects in the future.